This review is not from this year and some of the Toyland experience may have changed. We still think they have the best Christmas lights in Louisville. However, according to their website, they are still up and running seven nights a week!********
2018 Dates: November 30th, 2018 – December 25th, 2018
I took my son to see the Toyland Christmas lights display. We took the Gene Snyder to the Smyrna exit, continued to Outer Loop where we made a left. Then, we made a right on Shepherdsville and a left on Mile of Sunshine and came upon the house of lights on the left.
We pulled into the little circle that the house is on and parked. Some people just drive by but even in the cold. It was better to get out and walk around to see everything. The lights are set to music and video. In the middle of the yard, there is a huge wreath with a screen in the middle. On this screen, Santa conducts the music and there are other videos played. There is a video to tell you about the charity for which Toyland Christmas is collecting money, The Home of the Innocents. Each year, they also have a main event with Papa Johns pizza and hot chocolate that is their huge fundraising night.
The front and side of the house is all decorated with lights and blow up characters. Also, they have a small cabin-like building in the driveway that is made to be Santa’s workshop. We peaked in the window to see the fireplace going, tree lit, toys moving and even a train zipping around the top of the room. My son oogled at the train and the man, who must live there, let my son into Santa’s toyshop. He sat in Santa’s special chair and checked the place out; he thought he was quite important! Around the side of the house, you will see Mrs. Claus in one window and a digital/tv Santa is in the other window. He even gives out a nice HO! HO! HO to everyone, walks around and fiddles with his candle. It’s fun!
Even though this one house is the center of attention, there are many homes nearby that decorate with lots of lights. So, in general, this little neighborhood is a great place to take an evening drive to see some lights. Everyone on their circle decorated quite a bit!
My son danced to the music and smiled huge smiles at the lights. Finally, stopped by the donation box and drop in some money to help their cause.
They have events every year. Pictures with Santa, a special events weekend – such fun.