It’s a no-brainer: It’s the Heights of Jupiter.
The neighborhood just off Interstate 95 and Donald Ross Road usually outdoes itself with street after street filled with giant candy canes, magical mailboxes, inflatable Santas, Abominable Snowmen, Snoopy characters and lights — lots and lots and lotsof lights.
This year is no exception. Our annual inspection this weekend (admittedly, an unscientific count) revealed even more merriment than last year. We loved the family that had a big portrait of the lamp leg (a major award!) from the movie, “A Christmas Story” accompanied by Charlie Brown Christmas music. That’s doing the holiday right.
Of course, the must-see home in the neighborhood remains 6198 Hollywood Street, where a lit-up Santa sleigh
and “rein-dogs” literally flies over the house. Be prepared to slow down and gawk.
Here’s a story we did in 2012 about the neighborhood. It gives you a pretty good idea why you need to take a road trip north and see this neighborhood filled with seasonal spirit.
TO GET THERE
Take I-95 to Donald Ross Road and go east. Get in the left hand lane immediately so you can turn left onto Heights Boulevard at the light. Follow the road about a mile and look to your left. You can turn down just about any street, but don’t miss Hollywood.