Eastern Shore Christmas Lights Tour: Northampton

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A winter wonderland at 20190 Seaside Road. Photo by Jim Ritch.

By Connie Morrison –

Let  your  inner  child  delight  at  20190  Seaside  Road, where a winter wonderland awaits, packed with more than 70 inflatables. Proceed  south  on  Seaside  Road,  turning  right  on  Sunnyside, to  5317  Sunnyside  Road. Terry  Thomas’  elegant white lights and a dazzling white cut-out manger scene are accompanied by music. Pull over, roll down the windows, listen to Christmas music, and breathe in the serene setting. Lights go on at 4:45 p.m. and stay on until 10 p.m.; music ends at 9 p.m. 

Three and a half miles away,  the Applegate household,  at  23369  Fairview Road,  Cape  Charles,  has  its  own  spectacular  display  of  lights  synchronized  to  music.  Viewers  should tune to 91.3 FM to hear the music that accompanies the light show.

Continue  on  Sunnyside  Road  toward  Bayside  Road, pausing to admire the home just before Bayside

If a walking tour is more your speed, stroll Cape Charles’ Mason Avenue, decked out in its holiday finery. Clusters  of  decorated  homes  on  Tazewell,  Randolph, and Madison avenues can be viewed on foot or from the car, such as the home at the corner of Randolph  Avenue  and  Peach  Street,  viewed  through  the  light  tunnel  over  the  sidewalk, and 403 Tazewell Ave. (not pictured). 

Don’t forget Central Park, where trees and the gazebo are illuminated.

Also nominated were 7341 Occonhannock Neck Road, Exmore (just past Wardtown), and 27079 Seaside Road, Cape Charles (near Capeville).

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