This house on 192nd Place Southeast in Issaquah was the Reporter’s pick for most spirited. From candy canes to nutcrackers to Santa and Mrs. Claus to snowmen, the yard conjures up holiday spirit for all who drive by. Nicole Jennings/staff photo

This house on 192nd Place Southeast in Issaquah was the Reporter’s pick for most spirited. From candy canes to nutcrackers to Santa and Mrs. Claus to snowmen, the yard conjures up holiday spirit for all who drive by. Nicole Jennings/staff photo

Dazzling lights spark Christmas spirit in Issaquah and Sammamish

Take a drive around local streets for pops of color

Issaquah and Sammamish residents are showing their holiday spirit and artistic talent with elaborate displays of Christmas lights. If you’re looking for a festive activity that shows out-of-town guests the charming region, take a drive around the local streets in the evening while playing carols on the radio.

Nicole Jennings/staff photo

Nicole Jennings/staff photo

The snowflakes are falling in this winter wonderland. Nicole Jennings/staff photo

The snowflakes are falling in this winter wonderland. Nicole Jennings/staff photo

Trees full of lights. Nicole Jennings/staff photo

Trees full of lights. Nicole Jennings/staff photo

Nicole Jennings/staff photo

Nicole Jennings/staff photo

Nicole Jennings/staff photo

Nicole Jennings/staff photo

Santa leads his reindeer in a boat across this yard. Nicole Jennings/staff photo

Santa leads his reindeer in a boat across this yard. Nicole Jennings/staff photo

All manner of holiday creatures, including polar bears, a snowman and a gingerbread man. Nicole Jennings/staff photo

All manner of holiday creatures, including polar bears, a snowman and a gingerbread man. Nicole Jennings/staff photo

There is no shortage of holiday joy at this house. Nicole Jennings/staff photo

There is no shortage of holiday joy at this house. Nicole Jennings/staff photo

A snowman family. Nicole Jennings/staff photo

A snowman family. Nicole Jennings/staff photo

Nicole Jennings/staff photo

Nicole Jennings/staff photo

A festive design in each window. Nicole Jennings/staff photo

A festive design in each window. Nicole Jennings/staff photo

Nicole Jennings/staff photo

Nicole Jennings/staff photo

Nicole Jennings/staff photo

Nicole Jennings/staff photo

Photo courtesy of Christie Malchow

Photo courtesy of Christie Malchow

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