6226 W Pine Cir., Crystal River
The Lanier family has been setting up huge holiday lights displays for generations. They team up with their next-door neighbor to light up the neighborhood.
4083 Redwing Dr., Spring Hill
Frank and Rachel Goulette started decorating their house the day after Halloween. The 6,000-light display took them a month, but they add on all season long. This year, they've added animation to their display.
14215 Pristine Lane, Spring Hill
Cory and Patti Kashanski-Shoffner said they have been putting up lights since 2010 and that each year the display just gets bigger. This year they rented scaffolding to put lights on the palm trees.
13300 Little Farms Dr., Spring Hill
Doug Jacobs has been decorating his house for 35 years, including three at this house. The former movie makeup effects artist said his grandkids and nephews help out a bit with his 155,000 light-display, but health problems mean this is likely to be the last year he puts up the lights.
4422 W. Iowa Ave., Tampa
Bud Friedlander and Jesse Jokisch said they used to decorate their separate houses, but now that they live together they have combined their holiday lights powers to create this 6,000-light display.
4425 W. Leila Ave., Tampa
Trish Colon sets up the 4,000 light display each year with her daughter. She said she always puts them up after Halloween and she's been doing it for about 10 years.
4431 W. Lelia Ave., Tampa
William and Joanne Ellingwood said they have been decorating their home for about 30 years now, but they've toned it down in recent years as they are wary of climbing on the roof now.
11024 Streamside Dr., Tampa
Jose Bolta said he enjoys putting up Christmas lights. He said seeing people drive by and smile puts joy in his heart.
3123 W. Powhatan Ave., Tampa
Adam Jones said he and his partner have put up between 6,000-7,000 lights, and that they plan to put up more as the season continues.
11936 56th St. East, Parrish
The Kruger family has between 20,000 and 30,000 lights as part of their display. They said the lights that are most meaningful to them are the candles in the windows for their son, who is serving overseas in the Army.
5711 Tanagerside Rd, Lithia
Ed and Kristin Smith brought in a snow machine for the Parkside Village competition, and this year, they took first place. Kristin said she suffers from OCD: "Obsessive Christmas Disorder."
507 15th Avenue, Palmetto
Vanessa Brenn put up the display this year, but she said that normally her husband handles the lights. He is currently overseas this year, so she's tackled the lights duties herself.
4607 Palmetto Point Drive, Palmetto
Don and Denise Allen said they normally have more lights up, but the wind has wrecked havoc with them this year. Santa in a hot air balloon was one of the casualities of the wind.
520 44th Street Court W, Palmetto
John Bartholomew puts up 80,000 lights synced to music each year. He started working on the programming last January, and put them up the day after Halloween.
8033 Simsbury Drive, Port Richey
The Loehn family sets up this display every year. It takes four days to set it all up, as it includes multiple animated pieces like Santa and Mrs. Claus on a swing.
101 39th Ave. NE, St. Petersburg
Donna Brown has been setting up her 9,000-plus lights display since the 1990s. She said that people have offered to pay her electric bill in the past, and that some people have left money in her mailbox.
2121 Swan Lane, Safety Harbor
The Morrisons' home Christmas display has 25000 lights all set to music. You can either watch from the street or sit in your car and tune your radio to 89.5 FM. It takes 2-3 weeks to set up and get ready but its worth it.
524 61st Street N, St. Petersburg
Marion and Margaret Lovell have put up lights for the last 30 years for their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They have 30 strings of lights as well as spotlights aimed at features like the manger display.
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