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Holiday sparkle is in season as several Montgomery County neighborhoods have put together light displays that might make Clark Griswold envious.
As the days tick away until a visit from the Jolly Old Elf, check out some of Montgomery County’s most over-the-top holiday light displays across the area.
Tony Gullo Sr., a Magnolia resident and president of Gullo Automotive Group, welcomes visitors to his winter wonderland of lights this holiday season.
Nearly every inch of Gullo’s five-acre property just outside of Magnolia is covered with lights and visitors are welcome to stop by for free all season. Highlights of the display include a Cinderella carriage, a pirate ship, a lighted greeting card perfect for a photo opp, a larger than life Santa, a larger firefighter helmet that supports the military and first responders, a gigantic lighted motorcycle and more.
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Visitors can drive by or there’s room to park and walk through the display.
The holiday display has its own Facebook page. Search for Gullo’s House of Lights on Facebook. It’s at 30723 Old Hockley Road in Magnolia.
Every year during the holiday season, Conroe Jazz Connection leader Bob Price goes all out decorating his yard and house with nearly every inch of his lot filled with lights and décor.
The over-the-top display is all in preparation for his annual Bad Bob’s Christmas Bash on the Lawn which was this past Saturday.
As Price’s Christmas display grew, other neighbors on the street joined in on the decorating and the result is the whole street in Conroe’s Uptown District just north of downtown having some extra sparkle.
Price’s house is at 103 S. Delmont in Conroe.
Residents of Tangle Brush Drive, Cape Chestnut Drive and Amara Court in The Woodlands Panther Creek Village put on a show every year and their section is a must see for Christmas lights in The Woodlands.
“The Tangle Brush Lights” is a tribute to Cort Martin, who passed away in October 2000 in a car accident while a senior at The Woodlands High School.
That year, as the holidays approached, Cort’s grieving family was comforted by neighbors who decided to expand their holiday decorations as a tribute to Cort who loved Christmas lights.
Although the Martin family has moved away, the tradition continues to burn bright in the neighborhood.
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There is also a Cort Martin Memorial Scholarship to help students attend Lone Star College-Montgomery. The scholarship is administered through the Montgomery County Community Foundation.
See more at https://www.mccfoundation.org/scholarships/.
Another neighborhood that goes all out is the Bethany Bend subdivision in Alden Bridge in The Woodlands.
Take Research Forest to Crownridge Drive. Then turn right onto South Bethany Bend Circle.
Lights are around the homes on Bethany Bend Circle, down Howland Creek Place and Redland Place.
Each decorated house features a candy cane out front. Make sure and check out the unique ways each family decorates their candy cane. Most people drive through, but some visitors walk the route.
No Christmas light viewing in The Woodlands is complete without a visit to the Dodd Family Holidays Christmas display at 62 W Knightsbridge in the village of Harper’s Landing off Interstate 45.
The family works for weeks to put together a light display set to music.
On some evenings they also feature family activities like foam snow. The display is running from 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays.
If there’s an issue because of the weather, they’ll post a notice at https://www.facebook.com/doddfamilyholidays.