7703 Strath Road: Let It Glow winner week one

HENRICO, Va. -- The annual Let It Glow contest has kicked off, and this week Fred Gay was the winner!

Mr. Gay has been decorating his Henrico home for well over 15 years, and it definitely shows. He's bought over 300 inflatables in that time period, added more fuses to his home, and bought heaps of cords and outlets.

He does it all simply to see people smile and said that he grew up in a house where his dad also loved to decorate for Christmas.

The family helps him accomplish that goal, by handing out hot chocolate during the weekends that Santa visits. Visitors can park and walk around, or drive through the display.

The house lights up at 5 p.m., seven days a week. Starting Dec. 8, Santa comes to visit on weekends, and hot chocolate is served.

Address: 7703 Strath Road, Henrico

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Previous winners and runner-ups include:

2017

  • 12610 Dawnridge Court, Midlothian
  • 12619 Dawnridge Court, Midlothian
  • 7703 Strath Road, Henrico
  • 2216 Millcrest Terrace, Midlothian

2016

  • 2300 Wistar Road, Henrico
  • 408 S. Laurel Street, Richmond
  • 3531 Bellbluff Drive, North Chesterfield
  • 9716 Wendhurst Drive, Glen Allen
  • 9717 Wendhurst Drive, Glen Allen
  • 9718 Wendhurst Drive, Glen Allen
  • 9719 Wendhurst Drive, Glen Allen
  • 7396 Kelshire Trace, Mechanicsville
  • 8009 Summerbrooke Court, Richmond
  • 12618 Dawnridge Court, Midlothian
  • 12630 Spring Run Road, Chesterfield

2015

  • 9215 Venetian Way, Henrico, VA
  • 8009 Summerbrooke Court, Richmond, VA