Holiday Traditions and the Davidson County Annual Holiday Lights Competition

Each family seems to have its own holiday traditions.  One of our traditions occurs on Christmas Eve, when growing up my family always went to a few very close friends’ homes to visit, eat delicious “holiday fare” and get excited for Christmas to finally be here.  My fiancé’s family gets into the holiday spirit by driving around for hours finding the city’s best decorated houses.  For the past few years, we have merged the two traditions, and I have loved doing both!  I never realized how many people go out to look at the lights on Christmas Eve until we had an entourage of cars behind us doing the exact same thing.

We like to design our route based on the residential Regional Winners of the Annual Holiday Lights Competition in Davidson County.  I must say that the anticipation builds while driving to each home, and it’s fun to vote on our favorites and see if we think the county got it right.  Here is this year’s County Wide Winner:

Winner of Nashville's 24th Annual Holiday Lights Competition

The Gill home, at 3513 Pinwheel Drive, is the winner of Nashville's 24th Annual Holiday Lights Competition. Click on the image to see photos of other regional finalists.

More regional winners can be found here.

My personal favorite is a subdivision called Sunnyside Estates that doesn’t seem to enter the competition or one of the homes would surely win. At the end of the cul-de-sac, about 5 or 6 homes band together and create a spectacular light show.  Below is a picture, but this photo really doesn’t do it justice.  If you live in Nashville and have not been here during the holidays, it is definitely a worthwhile visit!

Nashville Christmas Light Displays - Sunnyside Estates

Sunnyside Estates is one of my personal favorites!

Of course, the best lights might very well be those inside the home.  Here’s the Christmas tree my mom came home with in 2008.  I think it’s our family’s all-time favorite (poor Dad). 😉

Christmas Tree - Lipman Family

Wishing you and your family a joyful and bright holiday season!!

About Sutton Lipman

Sutton Lipman Costanza is a native Nashvillian and a second generation REALTOR. She is excited and proud to be a part of The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty team. Sutton graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from The George Washington University. Before selling real estate, she worked at Centerstone, a community-based behavioral health care organization in Nashville. In her free time, Sutton enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, practicing Spanish, knitting and playing tennis. sutton.lipman@sothebysrealty.com or 615.438.6149
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One Response to Holiday Traditions and the Davidson County Annual Holiday Lights Competition

  1. Stephanie Lloyd says:

    That’s a great article – thanks for sharing! Happy Holidays!

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