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12 Stunning Christmas Light Displays You Have to See

Holiday decorations add a glow to any home. Check out these outdoor Christmas decoration ideas to get in the holiday spirit.

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christmas lights town gazeboCourtesy Carol Saylor/Country

Glittering Gazebo

Reader Carol Saylor shared this lovely photo of the Christmas decorations at Miner's Park in Windber, Pennsylvania. See how the rest of the world decorates with Christmas lights.

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christmas tree lights night skyCourtesy Susan Grove/Country

Sky High Christmas Tree Lights

"In Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, our town square is always decorated so nicely at Christmas, and on this night, the moon added some extra magic," says Susan Grove.

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Christmas lights trainCourtesy Lea Frye/Country

The Christmas Train

"Salida, Colorado, honors the importance of railroads in our valley’s ranching history with this caboose display in a local park. At Christmas, it’s decorated for everyone to enjoy," says reader Lea Frye.

We all love the cheerful glow of holiday lights so lets make the process seamless from start to finish. We’ll show you how to make hanging, storing and setting up holiday lights easier.

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little kid looking at christmas lightsCourtesy Charles Ray/Country

A Stroll Through Christmas Lights

Take the children in your life on a stroll through Christmas lights, just like reader Charles Ray. Trust us when we say that their eyes will be filled with wonder. Bring a mug full of hot chocolate for when everyone gets a bit chilled. This will be a Christmas tradition for years to come. See some of the most outrageous Christmas light displays ever assembled.

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christmas lights tree house hunting lodgeCourtesy Joseph Bramante/Country

Wilderness Christmas Light Display

"Winter time in the Alaska bush can get long, dark and cold, but there is nothing like a little Christmas to cheer to brighten the landscape," says Joseph Bramante. "For our first Christmas at our remote lodge in the wilderness, we decorated with lights powered by a generator."

Stay safe this holiday season and avoid these decorations because they can be fire hazards.

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Christmas tree lightsCourtesy EllynAnne Geisel/Country

Sharing Traditions

"The rarity of Christmas Eve and Hanukkah overlapping provided the opportunity to share our family's Jewish tradition at the home of neighbors," says EllynAnne Geisel.

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Christmas lights treeCourtesy Julie Fenwick/Country

Impressive Christmas Tree Light Display

This tree at Busch Gardens in Virginia is covered in lights from its very tippy top to the bottom and is truly a wonderful sight to see. Reader Julie Fenwick shared the photo. Learn the pros and cons of using LED lights for your lighting display.

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christmas lights nativity scene Courtesy Ronald Draper/Country

O Holy Night

The way this Christmas lights display reflects in the water below is simply beautiful. Ronald Draper captured the image at Stiglmeier Park in Cheektowaga, New York. Check out these eye-catching holiday lights on homes around the world.

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exterior home christmas lightsCourtesy Sharon Campbell/Country

Classic Christmas House

It’s hard not to get in the holiday spirit when taking a look at this display. Reader Sharon Campbell says she decorates her home with lights, wreaths and red bows for a classic Christmas look. This snow adds an extra festive touch.

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snow covered pine tree with christmas lightsCourtesy Sue Tester/Country

Snow Covered and Colorful

This perfectly snow-covered Christmas tree is a beautiful sight to see. Reader Sue Tester took the photo on a Christmas tree farm in Vermont.

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Christmas lights displayCourtesy George Weaver/Country

Extreme Christmas Lights Display

It’s quite the entrance to home with these lights and the level of detail in this Christmas lights display is wild. Reader George Weaver says, "This display started out in 1966 with one strand of Christmas lights on the front porch. It has grown into a beautiful display with over 105,000 lights over 3 acres."

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Christmas lights tractor Courtesy Katherine Plessner/Country

The Christmas Tractor

This antique John Deere tractor twinkled beneath strings of colorful Christmas lights. Reader Katherine Plessner shared the photo.

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