Sparkling lights, snowmen and lots of holiday spirit. There's no need to take a trip to the North Pole to see the sights of the season.

We asked viewers to vote for their favorite display in our Facebook poll.

The results are in and the winner is Joe Mure from Neponsit, Queens. Congratulations to Joe and thanks to everyone who voted!



On Staten Island, you'll find everything from a carousel to a candy factory at Joe DiMartino's Winter Wonderland.

He started the tradition as a way to honor his late wife, who died in the terrorist attacks on September 11th. 

"And I swore I'm never gonna let this house be dark, so every year I added more, and it's out of control now," he said.  


In Brooklyn, Dyker Heights becomes Dyker Lights. 

Dozens of residents deck out their homes with elaborate displays, but Lucy Spata is credited with starting it all.

Spata says shortly after she began decorating in 1986 with toy soldiers, trees and more. The rest of the neighborhood caught on too. 

"I come from a mother where Christmas was tremendous. I mean, if you don't like Christmas, don't come here," she said. 


One home in the Rockaways is known as the Little North Pole. New this year? Trees are dedicated to victims of recent tragedies. 

"You can be sad about different things happening around the world, but you come here to the Little North Pole and we put a smile on your face," said Joe Mure. 

Mure is the head elf in charge. He says along with the hundreds of decorations that line his house, there's even a mailbox where kids can send letters directly to Santa.


Saint Nick also is in Jamaica Estates. It's hard to miss the thousands of lights that illuminate every inch of the Gurino home.

Anthony Gurino says his grandfather started the tradition with a few items, but it grew in size every year.

"I mean, my grandfather loves children, and to give back to people that may not have as much is always a good thing to do around the holidays and all of the time, really," said Gurino.