Holiday lighting guide

DULUTH Woodland Joe Jeannette, 101 E Oxford St. Bryon and Mary Kay Swanson, 4629 Woodland Ave. The Zeman family at 4410Vermilion Road Thomas Williams, 3859 Martin Road Winner -- Residential Division First Place: Jeannie and Tom Mosiniak have a li...

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Joe Jeannette, 101 E Oxford St.

Bryon and Mary Kay Swanson, 4629 Woodland Ave.

The Zeman family at 4410Vermilion Road


Thomas Williams, 3859 Martin Road

Winner -- Residential Division First Place: Jeannie and Tom Mosiniak have a lighting display with homemade ornaments and thousands of lights at 1707 Trail Drive.

Winner -- Commercial Division: Voyageur Bus Company, 3941 East Calvary Road.

Rice Lake

Winner -- Neighborhood Division: Justin and Kristin Fish; Cheryl and Gary Olson, 4339 and 4349 W. Calvary Road


The home at 5313 Colorado St. is a three-story Queen Anne Victorian with clear lights illuminating all levels, plus the yard.

Nathan Evens, a senior at Duluth East High School, has been busy decorating his parents' home at 4602 Cambridge St.


Morningside Park

Ryan Johns, another senior at East High School, has decked the exterior of his family's house at 644 Everett St. with 13,000 Christmas lights. The neighbors call Ryan "Sparky" in reference to the overzealous but well-intentioned father in "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation."


Donna and Tom Frisk have a child care center that's lit up at 1226 Woodrich Circle.

East Hillside

The houses at 508 and 512 N. 12th Ave. E. have a lot of neat figures and lights in a small space. Last year, several items were stolen from the yards, but the owners didn't let that stop them from beautifying the neighborhood.

Congdon Park

There's a life-size nativity scene at 3536 Greysolon Road.


Check out William Daugherty's award-winning display at 2410 Branch St.

Greysolon Road is worth a slow drive between 36th and 38th avenues east.

Park Point

Hamilton Smith, 1620 Minne-sota Ave.

Winner -- Masters Division: Marcia Hales' home at 3739 S. Lake Ave. becomes a Park Point destination this time of year.


This year, for the first time, the Greater Downtown Council sponsored a storefront window display contest. Twenty-seven businesses and nonprofits are participating.

The Festival of Lights display at Bayfront Festival Park

Central Hillside

Jeanie Ball gets the kids from her child care to help decorate at 515 E. 10th St.

Piedmont Heights

Tom Muelberger, 2907 W. 15th St.

Wayne Reynolds, 3827 Chambersburg Ave.

The home at 2610 Hagberg St. has a display that one neighbor calls "modest but really cute."

The hillside is aglow along Exhibition Drive. For a closer look, turn left off Piedmont Avenue onto Hutchinson Road, and then left again onto Exhibition Drive and up the hill.

Craig Brouse, 2003 Hutchinson Road

Mark and Joy Landin, 2331 Portage Circle

Winner -- Residential Division Third Place: Barry Sinex, 2835 Exhibition Drive

Pike Lake

Gary Baregi, 5743 Old Miller Trunk Hwy.

Roy Sundbom, 5659 Martin Road

Duluth Heights

Terrace Street near the intersection with Swan Lake Road has two homes with good displays.

James Baker, 231 W. Terrace St.

Brenda and Damon Anderson, 703 Ebony Ave., do an entire setup dedicated to the cartoon version of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."

Jerry Lapcinski, 3202 Blackman Ave.

David and Lori Holt, 415 N. Blackman Ave.

Dave Marciniak, 1124 Basswood Ave.

"The Turn" on Anderson Road between Trinity Road and Central Entrance has an elaborate display on the busy connector.

Winner -- Residential Division Second Place: Kay and Milt Hill, 1126 Anderson Road

Lincoln Park/West End

Gary Painter and his family just moved here from Chicago. Their display at 515 Winnipeg Ave. features a giant wreath.

Roger and Vicki Goode, 3209 Chestnut St.

West Duluth

Phil and Leslie Gitar, 4125 W. Sixth St., have a candyland on one of their garages.

Kent Giese's backyard at 4620 W. Eighth St. features lighted moose, reindeer, rabbits and squirrels looking at the Christmas tree and packages in anticipation.

Joe and Evelyn Rich have four lots at 127 S. 60th Ave. W. covered in lights and displays.

Terri and Jean Southworth's home at 329 N. 47th Ave. W. has a wide variety of Christmas lights and a patriotic display.

Andre, Tim and Roxanne Bijold, 31 S. 64th Ave. W.

Vern and Faith Robertz, 3025 Getchell Road

Solon in the Valley, 401 N. 57th Ave. W.

Morgan Park

Dale and Heidi Davey, 1118 87th Ave. W.

Gary-New Duluth

Shelly Wick and Mike Zeman at 1421 104th Ave. W. go all-out on inflatable figures, with SpongeBob SquarePants, Rudolf and a big snow globe.

Patrick and Katy Stojevich, 202 E. McGonagle St. This includes a digital music display that is on from 5-10 p.m. each day.

Keith Hinnenkamp, 1325 108th Ave. W.

Edwin and Pearl Prihoda, 1311 105th Ave. W.


With a wraparound porch fully lit, 3859 Kenroy Road is a modern-day Walton home decorated for the holidays.


Chad Brenna, 518 N. Ugstad Road

Eric and Deb Madson, 828 Lupine Drive, have both homemade and store-bought displays. They also have a machine that uses lights and music.


24A Hayes Court.

207 E. Ninth St.

636 N. 23rd St.

1712 E. Eighth St.

1615 E. Eighth St.

1921 E. Fifth St.

2617 E. Seventh St.

2619 E. Seventh St.

2729 E. Third St.

3719 E. Fifth St.

3804 E. Eighth St.

45 50th Ave. E.

4 Golf View Drive or North 58th Street

5923 Nemadji Drive

2017 Central Ave.

6425 Oakes Ave.

4113 Tower Ave.

44 Billings Drive.

2319 Susquehanna Ave.

1915 Banks Ave.

2205 John Ave.

1106 N. 21st St.

1205 Grand Ave.

803 Broadway St.

701 Broadway St.

509 Baxter Ave.

1213 Cypress Ave.


Bentleyville "Tour of Lights." Nathan Bentley and hisfamily put on a 4-acre display. Open from 5-10 p.m. Park at Highway 33 North and Morris Thomas Road. The address is 3858 Crosby Road. Visit their Web site at  for maps and information.

See a snowman make a hole-in-one 10 miles west of Cloquet on the Big Lake Road at Dave Golen's home at 1017 Cary Road.


Homemade decorations highlight the display at 404 Ninth St. NW. It's the home of Brandan Fiedler.

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