It's the most wonderful time of the year and as I drive around town I can't help but notice more and more houses have decided to decorate and we are reaping all the benefits. There's something so special about the glow of Christmas lights and people are itching to find THE BEST spots to check out.

I was tagged earlier on WTF is Happening in Yakima asking if the Yakima Herald will be publishing their annual map of lights and I am happy to report back that it's about a week away. Why? Well, you gotta have time for the most comprehensive list, right?

Try This App

Until that time I thought I might provide you with some suggestions to get you through. Just like the Halloween season, I discovered a free app called Next Door. You can find out all sorts of stuff having to do with the area that you live in and they also have different maps. One, in particular, is super useful this time of year and it's called the Cheer Map! Anyone who has decorated and uses the app has entered their location so you can see little Christmas bulbs all across the Yakima Valley and beyond!

Enter to Win

There's still a chance for you to enter your house or business into our Light Up Yakima Contest! Your entry puts you in the running for $500 powered by Coca-Cola of Yakima and Tri-Cities!

Christmas Spots to Check-Out

  • 1109 S 9th ave and Santa will be there Saturday, Dec 11 only Starting at 5 pm they will be handing out presents to the first 100 kids as well as candy canes for the adults - Diana Hills Jensen
  • East Selah Road apparently it's getting bigger and better each year - Tracy Juhola-Ray
  • Mcnett Christmas Lights Show 1605 Selah Loop Road. Weekdays 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm Weekends 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm. Christmas Eve and Christmas 5 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Light the Community Wednesday, ONLY on December 15th between 6 pm - 8 pm with a free drive-through experience with carolers, hot chocolate, and live animals located at Tree's Home 681 Aeroview DR - Erin Alessio
  • 1309 South 43rd Ave
  • 3409 Roosevelt Ave
  • 1308 and 1309 South 11th Ave
  • 909 and 911 South 41st Ave
  • 110 4 Hills Drive
  • 5405 Glacier Way
  • 1402 South 5th Ave
  • 2708 South 74th Ave
  • 7301 Perry Ave
  • 421 South 67th Ave
  • 7307 Whitman Ave
  • 2002 South 72nd Ave
  • 1105 South 32nd Ave
  • 316 South N 42nd Ave
  • 6616 Appleview Road
  • 9503 W Walnut

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