It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, with neighbhorhoods dotted with brightly lit houses and yards.
There are homes decked out in multicolored lights and simple but elegant icicle lights. There are huge inflatable Santas and bears. There are trees made of lights and there are real trees that look so cool with lights snaking along their branches.
And there are homes with Nativity scenes, stars and angels, reminding us of the real reason for the season.
If you like to drive around and look at the decorations, this list will help get you started. Addresses are grouped by ZIP codes to help plan your route.
You can also check our interactive map (and add your own display to the list) at Bradenton.com/lights.
Name: Cheryl Lyn Martiner
Address: 2306 51st Ave. E., Bradenton 34203
Title: Mega Christmas Tree
Description: The center of attraction is an 18-foot tree of 6,400 lights with a 3-D star and many other lighted figures all synchronized to a musical show. There's a 4-foot by 8-foot lighted Merry Christmas sign on the roof, thousands of lights and more. Tune radio to 91.5 FM.
Name: Aaron Bokelmann
Address: 8721 12th Ave. NW., Bradenton 34205
Description: The house is decorated with a variety of lights and there are inflatables and yard art.
Name: Team Jingle
Address: 2708 Bay Drive, Bayshore Gardens 34207
Title: Jingle Town
Description: 25,000 lights syncronized to Chrismas music on your car's FM radio (directions are displayed).
Name: Steve and Karen Brouhard
Address: 2405 S. Wellesley Drive, Bayshore Gardens 34207
Title: Christmas Wonderland
Description: The yard is arranged with hand-made decorations including
Santa and his reindeer on the roof, gingerbread people, a large Christmas card, angels and candy canes. Outdoor music plays while viewers drive by.
Name: Jerry Purdy
Address: 4701 20th St. W., Bradenton 34207
Title: Holiday Heights Celebration
Description: 4,000-plus lights and lots of new stuff; look around the corner to see what you missed.
Name: Clifford Majors
Address: 1821 First Ave. E., Bradenton 34208
Title: Santa's Village
Description: 50,000-plus light shows with music 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Address: 5216 18th Ave. Drive W., Bradenton 34209
Title: A little Florida Christmas
Description: Tons of lights and several blowups. A Florida-themed area has a flamingo, palm tree and alligator.
Name: Julie Hunnicutt
Address: 5504 First Ave. Drive NW., Bradenton 34209
Title: For the service members
Description: Santa and Mrs. Claus swinging while watching a polar bear parachute in. The house is decorated in red, white and blue in support of all the service members who are serving or who have served. Carolers are singing as soldiers are standing by protecting Rudolph and other reindeer.
Name: Ruby Bass
Address: 7511 First Ave. W., Bradenton 34209
Title: Ribbons and bows
Description: Ribbons, bells and bows. Mr. and Mrs. Claus are watching carolers sing around the camp fire. Presents have arrived by sleigh and reindeer. The house is decorated with thousands of red and clear lights.
Name: The Arnold family
Address: 7516 Fourth Ave. Drive NW., Bradenton 34209
Title: The Arnolds' Christmas house
Description: More than 25,000 lights with inflatables and snow mounds. Lights are on nightly until approximately 11 p.m.; inflatables are up continuously. The family is also handing out candy canes to visitors.
Name: Herb Pattison
Address: 1111 Cimarron Circle, Bradenton 34209 (off 75th Street Northwest)
Title: Christmas reflections
Description: Thousands of lights are wrapped around plumeria lining the driveway while merry snowmen encircle a sparkling green Christmas tree. Mary and Joseph add a calming touch to this dazzling display of Christmas joy.
Name: Alicea Kaye
Address: 1703 Palma Sola Blvd., Bradenton 34209
Title: Santa's magical workshop and garden
Description: Thousands of lights and decorations outside and inside. Enjoy Santa's garden and workshop, featuring four rooms of great holiday lighted fun. Live Santa and elves; bring kids or animals for photo. Donations accepted for Gulf Shore Animal League; give a kitty the gift of life this year. Stop in and enjoy the Christmas spirit.
Name: Judy and Jill Reed
Address: 107 Del Rio Drive, Palmetto 34221
Title: Christmas Lights
Description: The yard is lined with candy canes. There's a hot-air balloon with penguins, Santa and sleigh with Rudolph leading the way. Also Snoopy, Woodstock, Hello Kitty, Cookie Monster, Elmo and Baby Rudolph. Lights flash to music playing.
Name: Bayou Estate North
Address: 3513 Sixth Ave. W., Palmetto 34221 (near Holy Cross Church)
Title: Christmas Wonderland
Description: House is decorated with ribbons and wreaths plus 5,000-plus lights; also Santa and his sleigh, led by Rudolph; Nativity scene and a teddy bear carousel
Address: Lucille Drive in Terra Siesta Mobile Home Park, Ellenton 34222
Title: Neighborhood Christmas
Description: Around the pond, the clubhouse and many homes are beautifully lit for Christmas. One has lights dancing to music. The whole corner with the lights reflecting in the water of the pond is just wonderful.
Address: 11320 28th St. Circle E., Parrish 34219
Title: White Christmas
Description: The entire house is covered in white lights.
Name: Kingsfield subdivision
Address: 11826 Dunster Lane, Parrish 34219
Title: I don't want to see the electric bill!
Description: Lights, lights and more lights. To see light displays from years past, go to parrishlights.tumblr.com.
Name: Ray Papiano
Address:6326 Yellowtop Drive, Lakewood Ranch 34202
Title: Santa's Playground
Description: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Pink Flamingo leading Santa's sleigh and Santa's airplane coming in for a landing. Ski lift, see-saw, lighted oak tree with ornaments. Many other unique decorations and too many lights to count.