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  • Get Up & Go See Christmas Lights

  • It's Christmas, and once you've had your fill of turkey and football, it's time to take Grandma and Gramps on a drive to see the lights. Here's an incomplete list to get you started:
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  • It's Christmas, and once you've had your fill of turkey and football, it's time to take Grandma and Gramps on a drive to see the lights. Here's an incomplete list to get you started:
    • Greystone Court, Medford: This block of large homes is known for its annual display of lights, most of them white.
    • 3537 Cherry Lane, Medford: This court with large homes always has a great holiday light display. At least one is computerized, with thousands of lights set to music.
    • Kerrisdale Ridge Drive, Medford: The neighborhood is transformed into Candy Cane Lane with more than 35 homes all decorated with red and white lights and lots of candy canes. Along the street, 85 trees and lightposts have been wrapped in red and white and topped with a big red bow to resemble candy canes.
    • 2127 Jackson St., Medford: Ron Bartlett's annual display includes a Santa, penguins and other holiday characters that move and sing at the push of a button.
    • 1122 Spring St., Medford: Horton Plaza is a three-story retirement facility with white icicle lights on all three floors, as well as the balconies. There are approximately 15,000-20,000 lights on the building, as well as lights on all the bushes and shrubs on the grounds.
    • 1314 Center Drive, Medford: Tune into 94.7 FM and watch the Christmas light show on the roof of Harry & David Country Village.
    • 2502 N. Keene Way Drive, Medford: This light show featuring inflatables, lights, trees and Santa can be seen from one end of road to the other.
    • 2441 N. Keene Way Drive, Medford: Lots of lights, inflatables remain at this Santa's Playhouse display.
    • 1384 Brook Court, Medford: 30,000 Christmas lights are synchronized to music. There are also inflatables and animated characters in this display.
    • Seckel Court, Medford: Each house is individually decorated with different scenes. The younger couples on the court decorate for the seniors.
    • 409 J St., Medford: This holiday home is completely decked out.
    • 2627 Pioneer Road, Medford: There is a nativity scene in front, and lights are synchronized to favorite Christmas tunes.
    • 2999 Hawaiian Ave., Medford: More than 15,000 LED lights synchronized with music complement multiple blow-ups.
    • u1150 S. Stage Road, Medford: Tens of thousands of lights dance to an eclectic mix of popular holiday songs broadcast on 104.3 FM. The Kaufman family holiday light display runs from dusk to 9:30 p.m. nightly through Jan. 1.
    • 1815 Bristol Drive, Medford: This annual favorite recreates Santa's elf training center. See more than 50,000 lights and more than 100 handmade elves in various activities such as parachuting, flying a helicopter, playing pool and cards, working on a truck, fishing and more. Music is playing and visitors are welcome to get out and walk up close to see all the small, humorous details Don Schmidt has created at his home.
    • 200 block of Cheyenne St., Medford: Several homes on this street sport modest displays that neighbors enjoy as they drive by.
    • 2430 Rockwood Court, Medford: Lots of lights decorate the front yard with animated animals, a Ferris wheel and other items, even Santa and his reindeer on the roof.
    • 2153 Houston Road, Phoenix: Decorators describe this as a wonderful sight with 38,000 lights.
    • 201 Samuel Lane Loop Road, Phoenix: Lots of cute inflatables and many colored lights are displayed on Samuel Lane Loop Road.
    • 4090 Colver Road, Phoenix: This home features a growing nutcracker tree and many handmade Christmas ornaments and displays.
    • 650 Beverly Way, Jacksonville: Douglas Parker has created a new animated light show synchronized to Christmas music for 2013. The display at the corner of Huener Lane and Beverly Way gets grander every year, he promises.
    • 114 Eastside Road, Jacksonville: Friends and family say it's worth the drive to see all the lights and lots of unique blow molds and many different scenes.
    • 443 N. DeAnjou Ave., Eagle Point: The house is decorated with around 15,000 color-changing lights controlled by more than 250 channels of custom-built electronics, programmed to synchronize with music that can be heard on 93.1 FM in your car.
    • 391 Mill Creek Drive, Prospect: The Historic Prospect Hotel lights beautifully show off the old building. Look for candy cane posts, a flying sleigh and more.
    • 511 Cypress Ave, Rogue River: Thousands of lights are synchronized to Christmas favorites broadcast on 94.1 FM.
    • 775 St. Andrews Circle, Ashland: This display includes a yellow ribbon for the troops, big Ashland Grizzly paw, a lighted U.S. flag, Ducks swag, a love star with lots of lights, and a big tree in front. It's best viewed from Crowson Road.
    • 1155 Greenmeadows Way, Ashland: See lots of lights, light-up candy canes and many inflatables, including a large blow-up of Santa, sleigh and reindeer.
    • 801 Harmony Lane, Ashland: This display features four inflatables including Santa and the Grinch, as well as light-up yard decorations and Christmas lights.
    • 399 Guthrie St., Ashland: More than 20 handmade wooden cutouts of penguins, polar bears, reindeer and more adorn this beautifully decorated yard. The cutouts are illuminated with spotlights at night, and the trees and bushes are decorated with Christmas lights.
    • 861 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland: The entire home is outlined in lights and most of the property's 20 trees are also lit. The view of Ashland and the valley from here is also spectacular.
    • 5888 Adams Road, Talent: Find five acres of holiday lights and animal displays, plus a big peace sign all lighted.
    • 123 Ash St., Central Point: This display behind the Grange Co-op has a little bit of everything and is timed to music on 95.3. FM.
    • u1020 Brandon St., Central Point: Five different garden-scale trains run nightly amongst holiday light displays, weather permitting.
    • 3737 Scenic Ave., Central Point: This growing display features holiday blow-ups in the fields, garland, bows and lights on the fence line, lights on all the buildings and shrubs, multiple Christmas trees and a wrapped oak. It is visible from Highway 99 and Interstate 5.
    See all the displays mapped out at www.mailtribune.com/holidaylights.
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