We went on our first light hunt of the season last night. Things in our neighborhood are starting to sparkle, and the house across the lake has its large Christmas tree outlined in lights, with strands trailing from their deck all the way down to the water. We figured it was time for the rest of Greenville to be decorated, as well.
There were quite a few nice places for lights, but it seemed like not everyone had gotten the decorations up yet. The Pebble Creek area has some nice spots – especially one house that has their entire back yard covered. Unfortunately, you can’t see it very well from the road. The neighborhood behind Northwood Middle in Taylors also has some spectacular displays. I always wonder where in the world they keep this stuff the rest of the year.
Last year I posted my guidelines for a successful light hunt. These bear repeating. First, look for neighborhoods around schools, such as the one behind Northwood Middle. These houses are more likely to have children, and houses with children are more likely to be decorated with tons of lights. Favor moderate-to-lower income neighborhoods over ritzy places. These good people often put their heart and soul into their annual decorations. The wealthier neighborhoods tend to be more restrained, and that’s just not fun.