2018 Holiday lighting displays in eastern Iowa

A home on the 1800 block of Bennett Street in Dubuque has a variety of holiday lights for...
A home on the 1800 block of Bennett Street in Dubuque has a variety of holiday lights for people to see in 2018. (Photo Submitted)(KCRG)
Published: Dec. 12, 2018 at 2:02 PM CST
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Looking for places to see holiday lights in eastern Iowa? Look no further!


414 E. 5th Street

-This display features 15,000 lights and many inflatables. A long-time tradition, this display has been around for over 40 years.

; 907 E 2nd Street

This display runs Sunday through Thursday at 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Bring non-perishabl efood items and drop them in Santa's Sleigh for the Jones County Food Pantry.

Cedar Rapids:

; 5401 Gordon Avenue NW

-This light show has 9 songs programmed to music that you can hear on 88.1 FM in your car. This year the display is taking donations for a 29-year-old with a life-threatening infection. Stop by between 5-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and between 5-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights to see the display. You might even find someone handing out candy canes!

Hall Road; 9908, 10000, and 10009

-These three houses on Hall Road with their addresses listed above team up for the holidays to spread Christmas cheer. The display has more than 50,000 lights and dozens of figures.

6416 Hoover Trail Road SW

-This holiday light display that is set to music with at least 3,000 lights.

There is a set of Peanuts characters out of wood, Penguin cutouts and Peanuts signs made out of tin. If you remember the light display in Fairfax that had Peanuts characters, they are now at this location! This display runs seven days a week from 5-10 p.m. until January 1.

7015 Parkdale Lane NE

This display is on a corner lot and has many tiny scenes and lights. The lights are on from 5-11 p.m. Visitors can see Santa, who hands out candy canes, around 6 p.m. every day starting Thursday.

1251 Staub Court NE

-This display has many different kinds of lights and can be seen from dusk to around 9:30 p.m. until January 1.

4229 Topaz Avenue NW

-This display has a variety of lights for people to enjoy.

Zika Avenue NW

-This display has a double lot with tons of displays for the holiday lover.

1606 20th Street NW

-This display has a variety of lights and more than 60 displays. There is also a spinning Christmas tree in the window. Lights are on at this address from 5-10 p.m. nightly until New Year's Day.


-You can meet Santa from 6-8:30 p.m. December 16. The display is open daily from 6-9 p.m. Admission is $8 for a car up to 10 people and $2 per person for vehicles with more than 10 people.


is located in the Pulpit Rock Campground and will be going until December 25. Proceeds from the display benefit Helping Services for Youth and Families.


'Reflections in the Park' Louis Murphy Park; 1700 S Grandview Ave

-Cars are $10 at the gate and money raised goes to Hillcrest Family Services. The event runs daily until New Years Day from 5-10 p.m. and people who visit the light display on Monday's can even see Santa.

1800 block of Bennett Street

This home on the 1800 block of Bennett Street is just off of Grandview Avenue near Finley Hospital. Their display is lit from dusk until 10 p.m. most nights. On Sunday nights, lights are usually turned off by 9 or 9:30 p.m.

East Dubuque:

191 W Kroll Road

This display has enough soldiers to protect the holiday house! It also has a full choir of angels too. Lights at this display come on at 5:30 p.m.


175 Driftwood Lane

This display has 18 minutes of synchronized lights.

Iowa City:

; 4477 Napolean Street SE

-This light show is programmed to 90.7 FM. You can see all of their lights between 5-8:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and between 5-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.


; 485 6th Avenue

-This light display runs from 6-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 6-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Mount Pleasant:

-This display is open from 5:30- 9 p.m. until December 31. The lights are a mile long. The cost is $10 for a family vehicle, $15 for a mini van, $25 for a limo, $30 for a mini coach and $60 for a motor coach.

New Hampton:

Little Light of Mine

-This display in Mikelson Park runs from 5:30-10 p.m.

North English:

Forbes Family Christmas Light Show; 225 Campbell Street

-Tune in to 96.9 FM until December 31 to watch this 30-minute show. The show runs Sunday-Thursday 5-10 p.m. and 5-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.


7 Thompson Drive

-Filled with handmade light sculptures, inflatables, and other displays, you don't want to miss this one! Lights are on from 5 to 10 p.m. nightly until New Year's Day.


1697 Newberry Ave

-This the display is filled with animated faces that sing along with classic and contemporary Christmas songs on 88.1 FM. Animated scenes include penguins, soldiers the Polar Express, Santa and reindeer, snowflakes and a few more surprises. The residents at this address say the star of the show is the Manger Scene illuminated in time to two songs.


Lights in the Park

-Located in Sumner City Park, this display runs until January 2 from 5-9 p.m. daily. Santa visits every Sunday in December.


John's Tire Service

-Located at 215 1st Avenue, a snowman, Santa, and Mrs. Claus are all made from tires and tubes. You can also catch Santa riding a Harley in a window at night.


; 4942 Blue Creek Court

-With three miles of extension cord and more than 100,000 lights, this display runs from 5:30-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5:30-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. If you want to see it on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, stop by between 5:30 p.m.-12 a.m. All free will donations at the display will benefit the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.


; 103 Eliasen Ave

Located just past the Waverly Soccer Complex this display runs from 5-10 p.m. and all of the proceeds raised benefit the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

West Union:

;North Pine Street


-This 30 song light show is on 97.1 from 5-10 p.m. every night through New Years Eve. It features over 108 individual light features and a 400 pixel LED tree all sequenced to the music.

*This list is made of viewer-submitted locations. If you have a display of your own you'd like us to add to this story, email with details about your display and the location.