From Shore Acres on the Oregon Coast, we head inland to Arizona and the City of Phoenix. All of Arizona is a retirement destination for thousands, but Phoenix is a mecca for retirees. Many of them, along with other Phoenicians, go all out with their holiday light displays. Recently we did some touring in Phoenix looking for lights. Our main stop was in Arcadia, a unique housing area within the city. Here exists one very zealous family at Christmas time.
The Sepanek Family Home at 4415 E. Calle Tuberia in Phoenix, is the sight of a huge holiday light display. Lee and Patricia Sepanek must spend hours and days and weeks setting everything up. Not only the outdoor light displays running from the tops of trees to the edges of their pond, but there are window displays with moving dolls and a climbing Santa with a train running around him. More windows display bears, porcelain dolls, miniature moving carousels and much more. Too much to describe so below are a bunch of photos we took when we visited. You can shop the tables of holiday items and partake of some hot chocolate, also. Enjoy these pictures.
You could sit here by the fire and sip cocoa if you wanted to.
And do some Christmas shopping!
Santa climbs up and down that ladder on the left.
Lots and lots of bears!
We loved the frog!
Desert dwellers are noted for growing cactus and for decorating them at holiday time. The Sepaneks were no exception with their beautiful Organ Pipe Cactus.
Yes, it is spectacular and not to be missed if you are in the Phoenix area at holiday time. And, if that isn’t enough, you can cruise the Arcadia neighborhood to find these and more:
Watch for more holiday lights to come from Phoenix, AZ very soon!