Mesa News Today – Week of Dec. 12

This week’s issue is OUT! Check out our special feature on where to see great Christmas lights displays in Mesa! If you know of other great displays to add to our list, please email the info to:

Mesa neighborhood light displays bring the holiday spirit

*Mesa Christmas House: Operating since 2012, this house features more than 30,000 lights, trees and other decorations synced to holiday songs—tune your radio to 107.5 FM for the full experience. Donations go to Nurture Our World. 1610 E. Hermosa Vista, Mesa. Nov. 24-Jan. 1, 6-10 p.m. More info:


*Natal Circle: Known as the “Christmas Cul-de-sac,” this collection of 14 homes strings up more than 250,000 lights and other decorations—including backyard nativity scenes—to delight the more than 50,000 annual visitors. West Natal Circle, Mesa near Country Club and Guadalupe Road. Nov. 24-Jan 1, 6-10 p.m.


*Beautiful display of lights at 2941 E. Escondido. Santa is flying in and a nativity tops the roof.


*Mesa Arizona Temple Gardens: Enjoy a celebration of the birth of Christ with hundreds of thousands of colorful lights; uniquely illuminated palm trees and flower gardens; an inspiring nativity scene; a display of Mary and Joseph on their way to Bethlehem; recorded messages in English and Spanish. This spectacular annual display, provided by volunteers, is free of charge each evening through Dec. 31. Free concerts nightly at 7 p.m. on the north lawn.

Others in Mesa:

• 1335 N. Papillon Circle, Mesa. Here are 100,000 lights with multiple displays including a misfit island and a full nativity scene.

• 1517 S. Arroya Circle, Mesa. See 90,000 lights cover the landscape, plus animated window displays some evenings.

• 656 W. Meseto Ave., Mesa. This fun decorated house features a Charlie Brown scene.

If you know of other great displays, please email the info to:

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