Where to see Good Xmas Light Displays in Newton and Waltham

For the past few nights, Borderline has been checking out some of the displays in and around our Borderline area. Here's a short list of houses and streets that are worth a drive-by, or walk-by, especially if you've got smallish kids.

Most ornate houses:

  • Lexington Street, Newton, near the "back entrance" to the Burr School athletic fields. There's a very elaborate light show at one house there, and just down the street (in the direction of Waltham) there is a group of lit-up houses and yards, too.

  • Near the intersection of Crafts and Watertown Street in Newton. This is just one block north of the fire station at that intersection. Someone did a pretty good job getting lights all over the frame of this house, plus some displays in the yard.

  • The Blue House, Cherry Street where it meets the Waltham line. This house likes blue lights. You can't miss it!

Neighborhoods and streets with high concentrations of lights:

  • Newtonville/The Lake, on the side streets off California and Nevada Streets

  • Parmenter Street, on both sides of the Newton/Waltham line. It seems like every other house has lights. Get there by going to High Street in Waltham, or Derby Street in Newton. Also, on adjoining Myrtle Street (Waltham) there is a cluster of big displays.

  • Waltham Common - There's something very comforting about the light show on the trees there. It's big, colorful, and strangely quiet ... not many people walk through at night.

Feel free to add your own favorite light shows in Newton or Waltham by commenting below. Leave the street name and city, and a brief description.

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Anonymous Rhea said...

This is great. I am a Jewish person who loves good Xmas lights. I will use your guide.

10:52 AM  
Blogger Suldog said...

Well, in Newton, on Watertown Street near the Dunkin' Donuts, there's the Santa Claus Park. Big Santa statue, lights on all the trees, always a traffic-stopper.

12:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


12:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I grew up in west newton on Elm st. Loved it all .

1:00 AM  

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