Wow – Covering the full Christmas lights spectrum from RVGlamping (yes, that’s a term – Google it) to high-tech sights and soundmasterpieces, our Rossmoor owners stepped it up again and set even higherbenchmarks!This being our 12th year for the Rossmoor Homeowners Association (RHA) Christmas Lights Celebration, even the Christmas Lights Hot Spots Map is getting high-tech, and you can either download it as a PDF, or click on the link below and enjoy an interactive map that helps you determine what route to drive, bike, or even walk (provided it doesn’t snow between now and Christmas).
And a Very Special Rossmoor Thank You…
Very special thanks to Chris Marshall and Kieran Nolan and their elves for putting this year’s Celebration on, coordinating all the participating homes, and taking the photos. The Spirit of the Season lives in these two gentlemen… THANK YOU!
Or click on this link below, which takes you directly to Google maps to see the Santa, Christmas Tree and Reindeer icons designating the winning, special sights and sounds, and honorable mentioned homes!
OK – enough about how to get there. Here are some highlights of what you will experience when you pack up the car with Aunt Mable and hot chocolate:
Passage to Wonderland Award
Den Hartog Family, 3212 Hillrose Drive
Santa’s dancing to the music, welcoming you to walk through the archway and enter wonderland. He had better watch out though, as we spotted his friends from Halloween lurking around the corner! Thanks to the Hartog family for creating a passage to wonderland, right here in Rossmoor.)
Christmas Glamping Award,
Vega Family, 11325 Donovan Road
It seems that the Vega family may have a surprise ‘lawn guest’? Still, quite a step up from what cousin Eddie brought to the Christmas party at the Griswald’s and it looks like the reindeer agree. The lit trees and lined lawn create the perfect atmosphere to host the special guests – Santa and his favorite Snowman!
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree Award
Skunca Family, 11502 Harrisburg Road
Bring your dancin’ shoes and you’re sure to boost your mood and prepare for the Christmas season! If you thought this was good last year, stop by and see what the Skunca family did this year! A picture can’t do this justice as the entire setup comes to life to the music, with cars lining up and people out rockin’ to the beats.
Welcome to Rossmoor Award
Benjestorf Family, 3371 Druid Lane
You couldn’t ask for a warmer welcome to our neighborhood! The Benjestorf family has done it again,presenting a beautiful display that brightens your day as you drive home for the evening. If you don’t usually enter on the St. Cloud side of the neighborhood, you may find yourself changing your normal route home!
Kids’ Choice Award
Thurber Family, 3121 Copa de Oro Drive
Written by our 10-year-old judge, Amelia Jen: This house is the kids’ favorite. From the dog in the tree to snowmen, deer,and Santa, this is one of the most festive houses in Rossmoor. Did you see the giant teddy bear wearing the Santa suit? We really liked this house because of all the lights and animals. As soon as everybody saw this house, they KNEW it was going to be a winner.
Rookie of the Year Award
Pahl Family, 2821 Channing Way
Santa– stop here! We had some great new homes on the route this year, and the Pahl’s family’s work stood out! You’ll find a beautiful balance of the classic Christmas fused with modern lasers and a side of holiday surfing
Special Sights & Sounds, Herzog, Bingham and Monsen Families
For additional Christmas stimulation for multiple sensory overload, these homes have also been Rossmoor favorites each year! The Christmas Lights HotSpot Map also calls out festive streets you don’t want to miss including Martha Ann, Kempton and Woodstock (of course with the Holiday Light Posts).
So many beautifully decorated homes each year and all worth checking out! Show your support for their efforts by honking your horn while driving by slowly (just not at 3:00 in the morning). All of these homeowners earned a spot on the Rossmoor Christmas Lights Hot Spots Map (which is why we do the Celebration in the first place).
|3072 Burney Pl.|
2862 Coleridge Dr.
2942 Edgeley Pl.
3331 Huntley Dr.
3341 Kenilworth Dr.
2751 Mainway Dr.
11741 Martha Ann Dr.
11541 Martha Ann Dr.
11831 Martha Ann Dr.
11881 Martha Ann Dr.
11871 Martha Ann Dr.
11862 Martha Ann Dr.
|11302 Pemberton Rd.|
2631 Piedmont Ave.
2762 Salmon Dr.
2681 St. Albans Dr.
2732 St. Albans Dr.
2751 St. Albans Dr.
11341 Wallingsford Rd.
11552 Wallingsford Rd.
11352 Wembley Rd.
2711 Woodstock Rd.
2681 Woodstock Rd.
But wait – there’s more!
Christmas Lights Bicycle Tour: Happening for the third year, following last year’s ride with over 100 riders. Starts at Rush Park on Saturday, December 22 at 5:00 pm. Show up with your bike decorated in colored lights, and tour the homes together on a selected route! More details here
2018 Christmas Lights Celebration Bicycle Tour
Another Great and Magical Year
Another great magical season – we’re getting better after 12 years! And just to put it on your radar screens. Next year, we’re planning to host a Christmas lights hanging workshop (learn the tricks of the trade) to hang lights more efficiently and safely.
Thanks again to all the participating homeowner families, and Merry Christmas from the Rossmoor Homeowners Association!