EVANSVILLE, In. (WEHT) — If you’re looking to take in the best holiday light displays in Evansville, look no further than the “Evansville Xmas Xcess” map, which marks the most elaborate homes.
Each stop on the map is a home with a unique title based on the lights they have up, like “Santa’s Heli-pad” — which has a holiday arch, and of course, a helicopter.
There are also homes like “Happy Crowded Lil Yard” — and, of course, one titled “Crazy Train.”
Many of the homeowners didn’t even realize they were on this map, but they all told me they were excited that people were enjoying their work.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on Taylor Avenue. That’s where the Flemming family has created their very own Winter Wonderland for 26 years, made entirely out of LED’s.
“It’s pretty crazy. We’re neighbors, but all our friends keep asking is it up yet?” said Kate and Mike Linderman. Our kids love it. It’s something we look forward to every year. ” We chatted with them as they drove by shooting a video of the Flemming’s display to send to friends.
Whether people are home for the holidays, or hopped the Polar Express to Evansville, there’s a Holly Jolly Christmas waiting for everyone in the Flemming’s front yard.
“Kids, they leave us notes…and stuff,” Joi and Michael Flemming said. “We’ve got two notes from Illinois.”
Michael’s display started out small: “I started with Santa Claus and two reindeer? Two reindeer.”
But soon, there was no denying the big draw.
“I told my wife I had to go bigger. She she said… how big???”
26 years later, no two displays are the same.
“I like to have just one of each. I don’t like to have two Santa Clauses.”
They count their blessings for their gift of light.
“All honors to God, it’s a blessing to be able to do this.”
And Joi decorates the inside of the house … as Mrs. Claus.
“I married Santa Clause, I think!” she laughs.
You can find the Xmas Xcess map here: https://www.tristatehomepage.com/community/evansville-xmas-xcess-releases-map-of-area-christmas-displays/