December 17, 2012

Readers share favorite decorated homes

PLATTSBURGH — For some families, one holiday tradition is to drive around and look at the Christmas lights decorating North Country homes and businesses.

The Press-Republican asked Facebook followers to recommend some of the best sites for viewing.

Phillip Malcomb suggested checking out the house at the corner of Broad Street and Sanborn Avenue in the City of Plattsburgh.

“I love the Santa going up and down the chimney — beautiful but also very ingenious,” he wrote.

Shawna Bussey DeAngelo recommended “the trees on Route 3 in West Plattsburgh. Dr. DeJordy’s office is on it this year, too, so they are on both sides of the road. There are many houses that do it now — it’s very cool!”

Sarah Ryan Cannon pointed people to Hill Road in Ellenburg Depot.

“Bring your sunglasses,” she wrote. “My godmother loves Christmas!”

Jason Chagnon, who described himself as “not a very festive person,” recalled when he was young and his parents would take him and his little brother to check out the lights.

“My memories are nothing compared to the lights that I have seen at the Rivers residence on Durand Road. Those lights are what I would have to say (are) breathtaking and give a glow to the holiday season like none other.”

A number of Facebook followers mentioned that spot at 677 Durand Road, Beekmantown.

Brenda Brelia reminded people that the Peru Fire Department trucks are lit up and drive around Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays.

Some of the other sites that are popular with our readers are:

Altona: Irona Road in Altona, one mile from the corner.

Brainardsville: Farm on county Route 24.

Champlain: 648 Prospect St.

Constable: Route 122.

Chazy: 18 Oliver St.

Keeseville: Liberty Street.

Mineville: Plank Road.

Mooers: Happy Haven Farm.

Plattsburgh: Cumberland Avenue, next to the Elks Lodge; the house at the corner of Oak and Elm streets; North Catherine Street; and Quarry Road.

But, even though the lights are bountiful this year, something was missing till Sunday.

“They’d look better with some snow on the ground, just sayin’,” wrote Malcomb. With snow showers in the forecast for most of the week, it looks like Malcomb will have his wish.



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