This review is not from this year and some of the Toyland experience may have changed. We still think they the best Christmas lights in Louisville. According to their website, they are still up and running seven nights a week!********
Dates: November 27th – December 25th
No Papa Johns Night event in 2021.
I took my son to see the Toyland Christmas lights display. We took the Gene Snyder to the Smyrna exit, continued to Outer Loop where we made a left. Then, we made a right on Shepherdsville and a left on Mile of Sunshine and came upon the house of lights on the left.
We pulled into the little circle that the house is on and parked. Some people just drive by but even in the cold. It was better to get out and walk around to see everything. The lights are set to music and video. In the middle of the yard, there is a huge wreath with a screen in the middle. On this screen, Santa conducts the music and there are other videos played. There is a video to tell you about the charity for which Toyland Christmas is collecting money, The Home of the Innocents. Each year, they also have a main event with Papa Johns pizza and hot chocolate that is their huge fundraising night.
The front and side of the house is all decorated with lights and blow up characters. Also, they have a small cabin-like building in the driveway that is made to be Santa’s workshop. We peaked in the window to see the fireplace going, tree lit, toys moving and even a train zipping around the top of the room. My son loved the train and the man, who must live there, let my son into Santa’s toyshop. He sat in Santa’s special chair and checked the place out; he thought he was quite important! Around the side of the house, you will see Mrs. Claus in one window and a digital/tv Santa is in the other window. He even gives out a nice HO! HO! HO to everyone, walks around and fiddles with his candle. It’s fun!
There is a donation box and drop in some money to help their cause.
They have events every year. Pictures with Santa, a special events weekend – such fun.
These two places are so close to each other. After Toyland, head to Blue’s Light Show! (Info below)
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Blue’s Light Show
Blue’s Light Show is also fun for the family and free to experience. At this home, the sequence the lights to music. When you are there, to listen to the music, please tune your radio to 91.3 FM and enjoy. Location: 4602 Glenna Way, 40219.
We chatted with the folks at Blue’s Light Show and just love what they have done. They said “there wasn’t a light show like this anywhere around Louisville or within miles around so I wanted families and people to see an amazing next level light show in Louisville, KY so I decided to learn about it and do it.” Rock on Blue’s Light Show!
Incredible Christmas Lights in Jeffersontown!
Wow, this house in Jeffersontown can likely be seen from Mars! 8815 Brittany Dr. One of our writers stopped by and said the lights were really pretty. They got out of their car to get a good look at them and take it all in. There are a ton of lights.
They are collecting donations for charity and have a mailbox set up with a flier for information. We will add more details about this soon. At the time of her visit, there were people gathered around so she aired on the side of caution and didn’t get the flier. Totally agree!
Other homes we have heard have fantastic lights
In Southern Indiana, check out 1715 Whittier Drive in Clarksville. The lights sing and dance to the songs. There are currently 11 songs. Tune your radio to 95.3 FM to hear the music. Extra surprises on Friday and Saturday evenings shows. It runs Wend- Sun starts at 5:30.
Clarksville house listed above
While over in Southern Indiana, be sure to go to New Albany to see the minion house. It has over 70 minions and lots of lights. It’s at 2032 Indiana Ave, New Albany, IN
There’s a stretch of Zoneton Road (3600-4200 blocks of Zoneton Road) in Zoneton that’s looks awesome to visit, see the YouTube video below (2021 video). Maybe you can visit this before or after you check out Dennis Drive listed above!
There’s a house at the corner of Hayfield Way and US42 in Prospect that’s lights up big time for Christmas. You can get out and walk around the display in their yard! It is featured in the scavenger hunt photo below.
There is a house on Clay Street in Louisville that puts on a show set to music. From them: “Please enter Clay Street coming south from Oak Street, and park on the opposite side of the street for best viewing. Please do not stop in the middle of the street to watch the show, as it holds up the flow of traffic. There are small speakers set out for walk-ups that are normally shut off around 8PM, so please arrive before then. Please keep your car speakers at a reasonable volume so as not to disturb the neighborhood.”
A reader submitted they have an animated light display set to music that is broadcast over an FM station that is a little secret that many don’t know about….until now. It is located at 1716 Larkmoor Ln, Louisville, KY 40218