Homes aglow with holiday lights, cheer

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By The Staff

Homeowners who have gone all-out to decorate the exterior of their homes for the holidays and aren’t opposed to motorists taking a spin by their homes to see their handiwork include:

+ A winter wonderland is on North DeLeon Avenue in Beverly Hills — five blocks west of Forest Ridge Boulevard (Beverly Hills Library is the landmark) and Roosevelt Avenue. Multiple houses in a row are decorated and look like one big house.

+ A single residence decorated beautifully is at 7776 E. Fort Cooper Road. Take Old Floral City Road to Fort Cooper to the end on the right.

+ A house and yard decorated with Christmas lights and figures is at 8154 W. Pine Bluff St., Crystal River, in the Citronelle area. Pine Bluff Street is off Citrus Avenue (C.R. 495), about 6 miles north of U.S. 19; or a half-mile south of Dunklin Street. The street is on the west side of Citrus Avenue and it is the first house on the left.

+ A family’s Christmas light display has a computer-controlled tree with thousands of lights blinking to music; all kinds of lighted, animated reindeer on a teeter totter; a slide; a merry-go-round; a Santa train with spinning wheels and moving grid of lights on the ground; a full nativity scene; and an inflated Santa, Frosty the Snowman, and penguins. The address is 8483 W. Highland St., Homosassa. The house is off U.S. 19 south of the airport and The Home Depot. It is the road next to the Nissan dealership on U.S. 19 across the street from the Key Training Thrift Store. It is the fifth house on the left before the hill. The Christmas light display comes on every evening from 7 to 11 p.m.

+ A house dressed up for Christmas is at 8039 N. Golfview Drive, Citrus Springs. Golfview is the road that turns off the main road (Elkcam), which is the road the golf and country club is on.

+ A home in Connell Heights subdivision at 904 N. Lyle Ave., Crystal River, is decorated. Coming from Crystal River, go past Rock Crusher Canyon Road. Turn right before Key Training Center on State Road 44. Coming from Inverness, turn left past Key Training Center on S.R. 44.

+ A home in Hunter’s Ridge in Crystal Oaks is adorned for Christmas. Access to the gated community is off Crystal Oaks Drive. Visitors need to enter “#44” on the access pad. The homeowner’s phone rings, who can open the gate. Enter, turn left and left again into the cul-de-sac at the bottom of the hill. The light show lasts about 10 minutes and can be heard on the car radio at the FM station shown in front of the home.