The Most Outrageous Christmas Light Displays of All Time
If you thought your Christmas lights looked good, think again after seeing these outrageous displays.
Candy Cane Lane
For nearly 40 years Candy Cane Lane, also known as Morse Drive, in Pacific Grove, California near Monterey, has lit up the street with unique Christmas looks. This giant nutcracker is certainly outrageous but Candy Cane Lane has also had the Little Mermaid, Snoopy, Tweety Bird, Buzz Lightyear and the gang from Sesame Street show up.
Elsewhere on Candy Cane Lane, Adriana Leiss and her daughters dressed up their 1965 Chevy pickup truck. We especially like Rudolph on the roof.
Normally the only pirates you think about around the holidays are porch pirates but this south London features an inflatable ship complete with skeleton pirates. Speaking of porch pirates, here’s how you can foil them at your door.
Quite the Choir
It’s not only choir singers that make this phalanx of illuminated figures. It’d be hard not to get a feeling that someone is watching you at this home in Dyker Heights in Brooklyn. Stay safe this holiday season and avoid these decorations because they can be fire hazards.
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Festival of Lights
Over in London on Lower Morden Lane Sylvia Queenborough has been dressing up her house for more than 20 years. Not only is she spreading Christmas cheer, she’s also donating money she raises from visitors to a nearby hospice center. Pictured is David Clark’s house and it’s wonder how he sleeps at night with all the lights outside.
Ryan-Musgrave Family Light Show
The Ryan-Musgrave family won the 2016 Great Christmas Light Fight on ABC and it’s easy to see why. The family has decorated their house for going on 15 years no and it takes them two months to put together. There’s even a merry-go-round and Ferris wheel included at the home in Boulder City, Nevada. All that’s missing to make it a complete amusement park is one of these crazy cool putting greens.
So Cal Light Show
This southern California home might not be the most outrageous holiday light display but the level of detail is wild. Having reindeer in your yard is fine but that other kind of deer isn’t. See how you can keep deer out of your yard and stop them from eating out of your garden.
The Clifton Mill display is outrageous in a good way. Outrageous because it boasts more than 3.5 million lights and even a 100-foot waterfall of lights. Imagine what the fall foliage looks like at this setting, it could be one of the 15 best places in the country to see fall colors.
Epic Lights puts together holiday light shows synchronized to music throughout the country and they delivered this 17,000-light show back in 2016. This display was featured on ABC’s The Great Christmas Light Fight. Check out the complete sequence in this video. Learn the pros and cons of using LED lights for your lighting display.
This display outside of Dublin includes some inflatable decorations which don’t often look as good as this. Get a little creative with these 14 amazing DIY decor ideas.
The Christmas House of the Vogt family in the village of Calle near Buecken, Northern Germany uses thousands of bulbs each year. Beginning on the first Saturday in Advent to New Year’s Eve, the Vogts light up their home, incorporate Christmas figures in the garden. Visitors come from all over to enjoy hot spiced wine and ride a merry-go-round. The electricity bill for December runs roughly 3,000 Euros to light the more than 500,000 lights. Get ready for Christmas and see how you can avoid the crowds when it comes time to buy a tree.
Businessman Alexander Cruz provided this dazzling display outside of Manila. The house uses LED lights and attracts even foreign tourists. The holidays are expensive but here are the ways you can save some cash.
The Hoag family in Strongsville, Ohio has put together an elaborate holiday light display for 30 years and also appeared on ABC’s The Great Christmas Light Fight. The Hoags aren’t the only family on the block who participate in decorating for the holidays. Nearly a dozen homes join the Hoags. Check out our ultimate guide to holiday lighting so you can get started.
It’s quite the entrance to home with this display in Vancouver. It’s hard not to get in the holiday spirit when taking a look at this display. If you’re having people over for the holidays, you’d better check these things off your prep list.
With a gingerbread man in the foreground of this Vancouver home, it’s hard not to get the impression that this home resembles a gingerbread house. Mix in some candy canes and it creates quite the picture. What’s the next-best thing to making a gingerbread house? Maybe destroying one. Check out the awesome ways we destroyed gingerbread houses with tools.
We know where Santa is stopping in Vancouver with this elegant holiday display. A sleigh is certainly a nice touch to a beautiful setting. See how to prep your home ready before a holiday party.
When there’s an archway in the front yard it seems like someone is entering Santa’s workshop in this yard in Vancouver. It’s certainly a magic image. If you’ve got a DIYer in your family, get some great gift ideas with this list.
Far Out Festive Fever
They do things a little different in Texas and that’s certainly true with this nautical themed holiday light display in Houston. The neon whales, jellyfish and octopus create a scene surely you won’t see again during the holidays. Avoid the mess that can come during the holidays with these outstanding cleaning tips you haven’t tried before.
Al and Esther Thompson’s home in Virginia has been featured several times on television and in newspapers across the country and for good reason. The display features more than 170,000 lights and more than 800 homemade items. They use 400 amp service with four breaker boxes, 50 breakers, and 100 outlets for the display, which started in 1999.