For about fifteen years now, Sharon and Fred Ehrig @ 3916 Woodlawn have put together one of the most spectacular yard displays of Christmas lights in Wallingford. With 15,000 lights, reindeer (with personlized saddles), snowmen, candy canes, a rubber ducky gate, teddy bears and elves — you just gotta see this house.
And the best part — Santa. Santa visits the porch every night from 5-9pm through December 23rd. He hopes to stay until 11pm on the 23rd so everyone who enjoys the Christmas Ships can swing by and say hello. Don’t be shy, though. Many people stay in their cars and marvel at the lights, but you will see a whole lot more on foot. Walk on up the driveway, see the lights on the side and back of the house, and peer into the extravagantly-lit front lawn from the front steps. You might even get to speak to Santa or to one of his two live elves that plan to help out on the 23rd, weather permitting.
While you’re in the neighborhood, be sure to appreciate Tony and Kay Horner’s house across the street. They’ve got ice skating Peanuts characters, a life-sized Snoopy flying a holiday plane, and lights galore!
By car, take Wallingford Avenue south through the intersection at 40th. Make the first right (39th street), go 2 blocks to Woodlawn & make another right. The houses are about halfway up the block & you can’t miss ’em. Just listen for the Christmas music. Or check out a Google map here.
Enjoy! Happy Holidays!
And thank you to the Ehrigs and Horners for making this nightly Santa wonderland available to all of Wallingford.
Ho ho ho!