30 Top Spots for Christmas Lights in Bristol, Johnson City, Kingsport, and the Surrounding Counties

As the holiday season approaches, excitement is in the air. With so many wonderful ways to enjoy time with family this Christmas, it’s still no surprise that admiring the sparkle and shine of gorgeous light displays tops the list.

Armed with warm cocoa and hearts full of cheer, thousands of local families will wonder at the stunning Christmas lights in Bristol, Johnson City, and Kingsport this season.

Whether you are looking for a grand attraction or prefer something with a more traditional small town feel, this list has everything to fulfill your heart’s desire.

Bristol Christmas Lights TN

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Kingsport and Bristol Christmas Lights (Sullivan County)

Speedway in Lights

  • Dates: November 13, 2020 – January 2, 2021
  • Location: Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN
  • Cost: $20/car on weekdays, $25/car weekends (additional charge for over 8 people)

At the Speedway in Lights, guests will drive around the race track to enjoy a spectacular 4-mile drive-thru light display with over 4 million lights. There will also be a fun Christmas village set up in the infield.

Downtown Bristol

Downtown Bristol will be decorated in adorable lights throughout the month of December. There will also be 2 large Christmas trees on display. The trees will be lit, but there will be no lighting ceremony this year.

Downtown Kingsport

Throughout December, downtown Kingsport will glitter with a variety of stunning lights. This year’s tree lighting will be virtual and held on December 5, 2020 at 6 PM. There will be no Christmas parade this year.

Combs Family Christmas Lights

  • Location: 1033 Stagshaw Lane, Kingsport, TN

Tune to 103.3 FM to enjoy this popular animated show.

Carberry Christmas

  • Location: 1307 Carrberry Court., Kingsport, TN

Enjoy thousand of LED Christmas lights sequenced to music. Tune to 107.5 FM to enjoy the show!

The Rhoten Family Christmas House

  • Location: 1425 Plainview Street Kingsport

This Christmas light show, boasting around 40,000 lights, is synced to music on 105.9 FM. This family also collects donations for local charities each year.

Poe Family Lights

  • Location: 1120 Fiddlers Way, Kingsport, TN
  • Cost: FREE

The music for this popular residential lights show can be found on 92.1 FM.

Dean Family Christmas Light Show

  • Location: 2344 Stuart Drive Kingsport, TN

A large residential show featuring a digitally animated Christmas tree. This show is set to music on 106.7 FM.

Slagle and Ward Families

  • Location: 1203 and 1204 Oakleaf Drive

Double the houses, double the fun!

Tuscany Lights

  • Location: 1212 Tuscany Way, Kingsport TN

LaBarbera Family

  • Location: 3838 Hwy 390 Bluff City 37618

While not set to music, this huge display boasts over 50,000 lights! The entire house is covered, plus there are tons of yard decorations as well.

Jeter’s Gingerbread House

  • Location: 1529 Carolina Ave. Kingsport, TN
  • Cost: FREE

The entire house, from roof to foundation is covered in gorgeous lights.

Windy Hill Lights

  • Location: 100 Windy Hill Dr Bristol, TN

This home is located across from Bristol Motor Speedway.

The Gostomski Family

  • Location: 383 Grandview Court, Kingsport, Tennessee

This display boasts over 5000 lights and many hand made statues.

Alderwood Drive Light Display

  • Location: 3805 Alderwood Dr, Kingsport, TN

Landrie’s Christmas Light Show

  • Location: 832 Ridgefields Road, Kingsport, TN

This fun animated light show is set to music. The show will start every 30 minutes and the music is played over a large speaker.

Cassell Christmas light display 

  • Location: 3325 Adaline St, Kingsport, TN

Brooks Family Lights

  • Location: 1908 Kite Street, Kingsport TN

Sugarwood Subdivision

  • Location: Fall Creek Road, Kingsport, TN

Tons of houses in this neighborhood are decorating, which makes this a great place to see many houses in one spot. The neighborhood is also hosting a fun lights and food truck event to ring in the season on December 19, 2020.

Adam’s Christmas Light Display.

  • Location: 21382 Hanover Lane, Damascus VA

Tune to 106.5 FM to enjoy the show.

Barb’s Lights

  • Location: 22393 Willow Creek Circle, Bristol, VA

Christmas Lights in Johnson City (Washington County)

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland

  • Location: Appalachian Fairgrounds, Gray TN
  • Cost: $20 – $50/per car

This large-scale drive-thru light display boasts hundreds of thousands of lights set to both popular and modern Christmas music.

Downtown Johnson City

  • Location: downtown Johnson City
  • Cost: FREE

Businesses and street lights will be decorated throughout the downtown area. There will also be a forest of decorated trees in Founders Park that will open for public viewing on December 5, 2020. The annual tree lighting event and parade are canceled this year.

Christmas in Olde Jonesborough

  • Location: Downtown Jonesborough
  • Cost: FREE

Businesses in downtown Jonesborough will be decked out in their Christmas finest throughout the month of December, with hundreds of glittering lights. The annual tree lighting kick-off event is canceled this year.

Cherry Hill Lights

  • Location: 354 Cherry Hill Rd Limestone, TN 37681
  • Cost: FREE

A gorgeous digital light show. Tune to 105.1 FM to enjoy the show.

Christmas Lights in Bristol, Kingsport, Johnson City TN

Carter County

Downtown Elizabethton

  • Location: Downtown Elizabethton, TN
  • Cost: FREE

Throughout the month of December, downtown Elizabethton will be decked out with a variety of light displays, including a 78 ft tall Christmas tree and themed stationary displays. Downtown storefronts will also be filled with holiday cheer. The tree lighting ceremony is canceled for 2020. Click here for a fun video of the lights.

Forbes family Lights

  • Location: 708 Holston Ave, Elizabethton, TN
  • Cost: FREE

A huge residential light show set to music.

Greene County

Christmas in the Park

  • Location: Hardin Park, Greeneville, TN
  • Cost: FREE

Enjoy thousands of lights in a variety of holiday displays at this free drive-thru attraction.

Downtown Greeneville

  • Location: Main Street, Greeneville, TN
  • Cost: FREE

There won’t be any large events this year, but the Christmas lights will still be up for your enjoyment.

Hancock County

Know of a light display in Hancock county? Comment below and we’ll add it to the list.

Hawkins County

Rogersville Driving Tour

  • Location: Rogersville City Park
  • Cost: FREE

A cute and free drive-thru lights display hosted by Rogersville Parks and Recreation.

Hammond Estates Christmas Display

  • Location: 203 Valley Crest Drive, Mt. Carmel, TN.

Byington Lights

  • Location: 356 Byington Rd Rogersville, TN
  • Cost: FREE

A large and traditional residential lights display.

Cookie’s Lights

  • Location: 3045 Main St, Surgoinsville, TN
  • Cost: FREE

A fun show synced to music.

Bell Lights

  • Location: 3035 Main St Surgoinsville, TN

This exciting animated lights display is set to fun Christmas tunes.

Unicoi County

Light Up Union County

  • Location: all throughout the county
  • Cost: FREE

This awesome Christmas light contest is co-sponsored by the local UT Extension and the Union County Chamber of Commerce. It will feature various local businesses, organizations, and individual homes.

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6 thoughts on “30 Top Spots for Christmas Lights in Bristol, Johnson City, Kingsport, and the Surrounding Counties”

  1. Thanks you for the list, however you’re missing one fantastic light show… Shadrack Christmas Lights at the Gray fairgrounds is an awesome show designed and set to music! Please add them to your article!

  2. The only house listed for Johnson City at the 3502 address the lights were not even on, wasted drive. Much better houses in the other areas.


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