The following is from the Rossmoor Homeowners Association (RHA).
The schools are on break. You’re home for the holidays. Families are visiting, and you’re wondering what to do between now and Santa’s arrival this Sunday.
Here’s an idea. Pile everyone into the family cruiser and hit the streets of Rossmoor! It’s that time of the year to check out our Rossmoor Christmas Lights decoration champions. Take some hot cocoa, eggnog, and Aunt Mable along for the ride. The Christmas season is upon us with rooftops and lawns decorated in colored lights, crystal clear icicles and animated snowmen. Of course there are plenty of Santa characters to remind us of the magic in December.
First place: Bill and Lorraine Jones, 3262 St. Albans Dr.
A photo of the first place winner is featured at the top of this article, courtesy of the RHA.
Congratulations – you did it! Two years ago they placed third. Last year, they place second. This year, pedal to the metal, determined to reach the summit, they added more lights, more icicles, an abominimal snowman with Rudolph, and their house is absolutely stunning. No photo could do it justice. You have to check it out for yourself. The Jones Family make the neighborhood proud, and we plan to enter them in the Patch.com $100,000 contest to represent Rossmoor.
Second place: Bill and Serina Carson, 11751 Martha Ann Dr.
Taking advantage of its unique shape and strategic placement of palm trees and masonry, the Carson family has added even more lights to its castle. Talk about a tree-hugger, much to Serina’s discontent, Bill climbed to the top of each tree and wrapped each trunk in lights. They even decorated the interior courtyard with green lights. Driving towards the house on Piedmont, as you see it in the distance, you know there’s something special ahead.
Third place: Randy and Cindy Wind, 3152 Bradbury Rd.
It’s so nice to have the Wind family back in action, winners from a couple years ago, their home on the corner is just as magnificent and appealing as ever. The house and lawn are covered in lights and forest animals from one corner of the home to the other side of the garage. There’s a bright guiding star mounted atop the chimney, and a well lit friendly dog welcoming all Christmas lights spectators.
Better yet, they’re worth checking out for yourself, a simple evening of absorbing the Christmas spirit. Make it easy by downloading the Rossmoor Christmas Lights “Hot Spots” Map (pdf), where the locations of all these dwellings are identified with a big red dot, plus a few more homes along the way.
All photos are courtesy of the Rossmoor Homeowners Association.
The Christmas light display of first-place winners Bill and Lorraine Jones at 3262 St. Albans Dr.