Christmas Lights on the Northshore

As a kid I remember right after Christmas dinner at my grandma’s house in Jefferson, we would drive to Metairie so we could take a peek at Al Copeland’s house all done-up for Christmas. I feel like maybe over-the-top Christmas lights are a dying art form or something because I certainly don’t see them like I used to. I asked the Northshore Parent Facebook Page and got some suggestions. Then I got in my rockin’ mini van with the crew and went and check them out. So if you want to go see some Christmas lights with your kids, here’s the scoop:

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Private Residences with Great Christmas Lights

Covington Christmas Lights

Tallow Creek

849 Capistrano, Tuscany West neighborhood. >

857 Capistrano >

Normandy Oaks

Windom Road. Covington. A great static display with really nice owners.

Madisonville Christmas Lights

Perriloux Road in Madisonville between Brewster and Hwy. 22. Lights set to music that you can tune your car radio to.

Mary Street  >

619 Silverthorne Lane

308 Colleen Court  >

228 Merion Circle

White Myrtle Drive 

Mandeville Christmas Lights

67221 Thackery Street, Mandeville. Tall Timbers Subdivision. We did a short Facebook live video from it last year.  >

Woodlawn Lane, Mandeville. A huge static display at the corner of Woodlawn and Park Drive in Mandeville.

Slidell Christmas Lights

538 Crossgates. We have a video of this display up on our Facebook page.  >

1121 Rue Bordeaux. We’re right off Gause in Bon Village subdivision. Be sure to tune your radio to 93.9.  >

Public Christmas Light Displays

Koop Drive. Mandeville. This is really more of a walk-through, but you can see some thing from your car. The drive-by part is first and then there’s a walk-through section in the back by the Kidz Konnection Playground. This display is a little scaled back this year because of construction on Kids Town.

Zemurray Park. 400 South Oak Street, Hammond. Drive through or walk. Free train rides every Friday from 6-9 pm and Saturday/Sunday from 5-9 pm until Dec. 23

Cassidy Park. Bogalusa. Drive thru is from 6-7PM. Walk thru is 7-9PM. Adults $4, Children $1, Vehicles $8.

Santa visits nightly from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Dates of Operation:
Nov. 23-25
Nov. 30-Dec. 2
Dec. 7-9, 14-25 (Open Christmas Eve and Christmas night)

Adults- $4
Students -$1
Vehicles- $8 during drive through

Christmas Light Displays Worth the Drive

There are some really great displays about an hour away from the Northshore (depending on where you live)

Audubon Zoo Lights. Brand new light display for 2018 in Audubon Zoo. You can read a full post about it here. 

Celebration in the Oaks. Traditional light display in New Orleans City Park. You can read a full post about it here.

Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival. A fun walk-through display located at the Harbor in Gulf Port. You can read a full post about it here.

Shadrack Christmas. Two miles of Drive-Thru Christmas lights at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales. We have a writer going out to visit soon so we can get a full report on this new cjristmas light display.

Do you have a Northshore Christmas Light update for us? Please leave a comment, message us on facebook or email us at Katy@northshoreparent.com to let us know!

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29 Comments on "Christmas Lights on the Northshore"

  1. Slidell also has two great light displays, Christmas Under the Stars in Griffith Park (Dec. 12 & 13 but lights are on every night – http://www.slidell.la.us/blog/?p=2953) and Slidell’s Bayou Christmas in Heritage Park (Dec. 17-24 – http://www.slidell.la.us/blog/?p=2963). Both events offer free admission.

  2. New Golden Shores neighborhood in Old Mandeville (across from Rouses’ and Winn Dixie) has the entire neighborhood lined with luminary bags on Christmas Eve only. Turn off your car lights and enjoy the drive!

  3. I think you missed out on a display in the Tall Timbers subdivision. They have a display with singing reindeer and up to 27 songs. This is a must see.

  4. Another at 74 Longwood Dr., Mandeville, LA Christmas lights sequenced to music on FM station.

  5. Thackeray street behind lakeview hospital

  6. check out the display at 625 Woodburne Loop Covington in Barkley Parc Subdivision. Lots of light to music, listen on your car radio (fm 106.9), Let it Go, Trolls song, Star Wars Funk as well as Christmas traditional songs

  7. You must check out fountain Estates subdivision bienville dr corner of Dewald .A must see display you won’t be disappointed. .

  8. Hey all,

    I have a little show in Mandeville: 170 Beau Rivage Drive. Shows are running between 6-10pm every 15 minutes every day. This year I have released a free iphone app, this has infomation and allows you to control the lights if you are at my show and if it is between show times. Either search for HLShow in the app store or Download here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hlshow/id1130796223?mt=8
    Android will hopefully be approved for download next year.

    Merry Christmas all!

  9. If you can get into the Saintuary they have some awesome displays during Christmas.

  10. Eliza lee Cemetery Road
    Folsom A great display of Christmas lights

  11. Debbie Steinhauer | November 28, 2017 at 11:13 pm | Reply

    My neighbors had quite an elaborate display. Defiantly worth the drive. Mary St in Madisonville, the very last block. Off of Hwy z2 turn on to Hwy 1085. One block turn on Mary Street to last block. Lights on until 10PM.

  12. Kevin & Sandi Doran | December 3, 2017 at 9:02 pm | Reply

    308 Colleen Court Madisonville – over 10,ooo LED lights synchronized to music

  13. 538 Cross Gates will be ready Saturday with lights et music

  14. As I was flying back into New Orleans last night, we flew over a neighborhood that you could actually see the decorations flashing from the plane! It is a small neighborhood located at about “one o’clock” off of Lake Ponchartrain, about 3 or 4 miles inland, and a lot of the homes had blue lights on them for some reason.
    I looked on Google Maps to see if I could recognize the layout of the subdivision, but can’t find it. I’m guessing around Abita Springs…? I live in Baton Rouge so I don’t want to just wander around hoping to find it. Any help???

    • I have lots of eyes and ears on the ground helping me find lights and I don’t know of any neighborhoods around there that are particularly decorated–it’s more like one house here and there. I have heard that Riverwood in Covington has many houses decorated, but that’s closer to the bridge and a bit further west. If you do come out to Abita Springs, the pub has a very nice show going on–I’m getting ready to add it to the list.

      • Thank You!!! I’ll keep on checking back.

        We used to live near Richmond, Virginia, and if you want to see something wild, google tackylighttour.com or images of the “Richmond Tacky Tour”. People started a competition of sorts to see who could outdo the other and add WAY too much stuff in their yards and their houses. People would come from miles around and some would even rent limo’s and the limo buses to ride around and look at all of the over-decorated houses. We’d pick out a few different houses every year and end at the ones that we enjoyed from previous years. I’d LOVE to get something like that going on around here!

      • Thank You!!! I’ll check back here some time soon!

        We used to live near Richmond, Virginia, and if you want to see something wild, google tackylighttour.com or images of the “Richmond Tacky Tour”. People started a competition of sorts to see who could outdo the other and add WAY too much stuff in their yards and their houses. People would come from miles around and some would even rent limo’s and the limo buses to ride around and look at all of the over-decorated houses. We’d pick out a few different houses every year and end at the ones that we enjoyed from previous years. I’d LOVE to get something like that going on around here!

  15. Turtle creek subdivision in Slidell has a good one at corner of Leeds and Essex. Santa will be there for last minute wished Christmas Eve 7pm!

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