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).