25 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 15 – January 4, 2019
  • Location: Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN
  • Cost: $15/car on weekdays, $20/car weekends (additional charge for over 8 people)

Drive around the race track and 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 at a fun tree lighting ceremony on December 2, 2019.

Downtown Kingsport

Throughout December, downtown Kingsport will glitter with a variety of stunning lights. A kick-off event with Christmas parade and tree lighting will be held on December 2, 2019.

Combs Family Christmas Lights

  • Location: 1033 Stagshaw Lane, Kingsport, TN

Tune to 103.3 FM to enjoy the show.

The Rhoten Family Christmas House

Location: 1425 Plainview Street Kingsport

This 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

Listen 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.

LaBarbera Family

  • Location: 3838 Hwy 390 Bluff City 37618

While not set to music, this huge display boasts over 50,000 lights!

Jeter’s Gingerbread House

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

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

Cassell Christmas light display 

  • Location: 3325 Adaline St, Kingsport, TN

Adam’s Christmas Light Display.

  • Location: 21382 Hanover Lane, Damascus VA

Tune to 106.5 FM to enjoy the show.

Christmas Lights in Johnson City (Washington County)

Downtown Johnson City

  • Location: downtown Johnson City
  • Cost: FREE

Businesses and street lights will be decorated throughout the downtown area. The holiday season will kick-off with a gorgeous tree lighting event. Additional holiday events will continue throughout the month of December.

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. There will also be a huge tree lighting and kick-off event on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

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.

LaFrance Family

  • Location: 3502 Pine Timbers Drive, Johnson City
  • Cost: FREE
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. A tree lighting and kick-off event will be held on November 12, 2019. 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

Hancock County

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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.

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.

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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