Holiday Light Shows in Bel Air, MD and Richmond, VA Benefit JDRF


Cedar Lane Light Show in Bel Air, Maryland

Michael’s 5th annual Cedar Lane Spectacular Christmas Light Show located at 1111 Cedar Lane Bel Air, MD 21015 is a great way to celebrate the holidays in 2020!This amazing show will run every night from 6:00pm to 10:00pm from November 28th until New Year’s Eve (weather permitting). The display includes a 22 foot Mega Tree, light up piano, arches, light sticks and a Christmas tree with a fan of light shooting out from it!

Michael has also set up a radio station to listen to the music if you choose to stay warm in your cars. As you approach the house tune your car to station 107.9 FM and enjoy the show!

In 2012, Michael was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. In thinking about ways to help the cause, Michael has dedicated his show to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) as his way to give back and support the research. Last year he was proud to have raised $3500 dollars for the cause with a goal this year to reach $10,000. There are several ways to donate, there is a lock-box in front of the house or you could visit this website or use his venmo account: @ michaelslightshow.

Be sure to visit Michael on Facebook at for show updates and weather cancellations.

Whitlock Family Light Display in Richmond, Virginia

The Whitlocks having been doing their Christmas Lights display at their home on River Road in Richmond, Virginia, for 20 years.  What started as a simple project to give the yardman work for Christmas has grown into a drive-thru display very popular on the “Tacky Light” tour featuring over 250,000 lights with a life-sized nativity, winter wonderlands, a gingerbread playground, 12 Days of Christmas, blow-ups, farm animals and wildlife, water scenes, snow fights, snowmen, bears, penguins, a birthday cake and of course, Santa, his reindeer and elves.  And, don’t miss some of the hidden gems like Spiderman climbing at the roofline, live Santa in the window, or the eagle soaring through the trees.  The Whitlocks like to call it “tastefully tacky”.

The Whitlock’s youngest daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 at age 14.  She is married now and her husband also has T1D.  In 2013, they started a text to donate and a secure cash collection box to collect donations for JDRF at the end of the drive through the lights.  Since then they have collected over $25,000 for JDRF and hope to reach another $4,000 this year.  Please come by and enjoy the lights, celebrate the Christmas season, and support JDRF.