LOOK: Here’s a guide to see nearly 200 of the best holiday light displays in the St. Louis area


ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – If you're looking for a date night idea, family night out or just itching to see some holiday lights for free? Well, HolidayLightHopping.com is the place for you!

Organizer Laura Thake has been the expert of holiday exterior illumination in the St. Louis area for years and her website keeps growing. She's tracked more than 170 home holiday light displays this season and she's not done yet.

Scroll down to see photos of some of the best homes in the greater St. Louis area, from Florissant to Wildwood, Troy to Waterloo and St. Charles to Jefferson County!

She even has maps made for more than a dozen areas, each with markers of houses you can drive by to check out their lights:

Here are some of our favorite homes this year:

Photo credit (Laura Thake, Holiday Lights Hopping)

1060 Gilmore Lake Road, Waterloo, 62298
This family has been setting up this display for 58 years. You can drive all the way up their driveway to get a closer look at these lights.

Photo credit (Laura Thake, Holiday Lights Hopping)

9211 Laurel Hill, Crestwood, 63126
This house is known as "Teddy Bear Christmas Land" and is getting some national recognition! They were featured on The Great Christmas Light Fight on ABC and are always a must-see if you're in the area!

Photo credit (Laura Thake, Holiday Light Hopping)

3033 Armona Dr., Oakville, 63129
This display has Santas, snowmen, toy soldiers and more inflatables that stand a combined height of more than 160-feet!

Photo credit (Laura Thake, Holiday Lights Hopping)

53 Dianna Drive, Belleville, 62220
This two-house display is a solid show of teamwork as lights actually stretch from rooftop to rooftop. There's even a working conveyer belt of toys in "Santa's workshop!"

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