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Posted on: December 5, 2018

Navigate Merry and Bright Christmas Tour of Lights with new map

Merry and Bright Tour of Lights 2018

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COOKEVILLE – Night driving during the Christmas season can be a wondrous adventure. Homes glow with colorful lights and decorations, making it hard not to slow down and admire the festive displays.

Putnam County has its share of must-see holiday homes – but where are they?

Fortunately, there’s a map for that.

Cookeville’s second annual self-guided Merry and Bright Christmas Tour of Lights – which includes addresses of participants in the Merry and Bright Holiday Home Challenge presented by Cookeville Leisure Services and Upper Cumberland Association of Realtors – is available here.

“We are excited to provide this map to make it easier for people to see where all these homes are located in proximity to each other and plan their tour accordingly,” Amy Davis of Leisure Services said. “It’s also a good idea to have a GPS on hand.”

The map, designed by GIS Manager Terry Clark of the Cookeville Planning Department, features 15 homes within an approximate 10-mile radius of the Cookeville Courthouse Square. Paper copies are available at Cookeville City Hall, 45 E. Broad St.

Mildred Garrett of Leisure Services said, “Participants in the Merry and Bright Holiday Home Challenge have made possible a joyful activity through their creativity. We encourage families to take a drive through their hometown and admire these festive homes, whether it’s for their color, whimsical wonder or traditional appeal.”

The Merry and Bright Christmas Tour of Lights features the following addresses:

  • 6070 Dodson Branch Road
  • 2530 Zeb Warren Road
  • 3413 W. J Robinson Road
  • 2135 N. Washington Ave.
  • 158 Joy Lane
  • 160 Joy Lane
  • 745 Fireside Dr.
  • 56 Proffitt St.
  • 405 Whitson Ave.
  • 942 Emily Lane
  • 465 Windrowe Drive (Note: Backyard decorations can only be seen from opposite side of neighborhood, not in front of house)
  • 424 Hillary Court
  • 5884 Ditty Road
  • 616 Amanda Dr.
  • 4536 Ewing Dr., Baxter (Note: Includes light show synchronized to music at 87.9 FM)

“These displays required a lot of work and time,” Libby Capps of UCAR said. “We encourage everyone to go out and see them, take notes and start planning for next year’s Merry and Bright Holiday Home Challenge.”

For more information, call Leisure Services at 520-4386.

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