This is not a complete list, but here are a few of the well-lit homes and streets in the foothills for holiday light-watchers.


? Two homes on the 17200 block of Margaret Drive are decorated with lights and several animated Christmas mascots, like Santa and his reindeer.

Sonora/East Sonora

? The 20800 block of Uncle Tom's Drive off of Saratoga Road has a beautifully lit home.

? The 600 block of Sanguinetti Road, on the one way part of the road features home, yard and driveway coated with lights and decorations.

? The 200 block of Southgate Drive, behind the Mother Lode Fairgrounds, has several decorated homes, and many more up the hillside are brightly lit.

? Ponderosa Mobile Home Park on Phoenix Lake Road, near Sonora Meadows, has lights and decorations adorning the property.

? The 20200 block through the 21200 block of Phoenix Lake Road has several houses with spectacular light displays.

Willow Springs

? The 20480 block of Timothy Drive, off Willow Springs Road, has a home with lots of decorations and even more Christmas lights.


? On the way to Tuolumne on the 16200 block of Tuolumne Road, are two well-lit homes.

? Winners of Tuolumne's eighth annual Al Bonales Exterior Decoration Contest are worth a look. First place, the Darone home, is on the 20200 block of Canyon View Drive in Ponderosa Hills. Second place, the Fulcher home, is on the 18800 block of Madrone Street and third place, the James home, is on the 18700 block of Pine Street.

? Both Carter Street and Apple Colony Road have several homes decorated for the holiday.

? Black Oak Casino also has dressed itself up. A large holiday train-light exhibit is displayed in the parking lot.

Sierra Village

? Olsen Technology has lights galore decorating its building on the 24900 block of Highway 108.


? Almost every business on Main Street in downtown Murphys has decorated in the holiday spirit.


? The 20400 block of White Gulch Road has a home with an elaborate decorating scheme.

If you have seen a decorated area worth mentioning in this list, please contact the Union Democrat at 532-7151 or e-mail