One of the best things about the holiday season is the way it sparkles and shines with millions of twinkling lights. It brightens the longer, colder nights and just makes you feel so festive.
For most of us, putting up the lights is a fun but relatively simple tradition. Yet, there are a select few who take the holiday spirit to new levels by creating mesmerizing light and sounds shows that attract people from miles away.
Stringing up a few lights just won’t cut it for this group. Be ready to be wowed by this collection of holiday illuminations!
The 2018 Nisley Family Light Display
For years, the Nisley family from Goshen, Indiana, has been lighting up the night with their high-tech lights-and-music show. They’ve received local and national media attention for their colorful displays. The family has even done light shows for Fourth of July. Here’s this year’s display — the show runs 10 minutes and ends with a message, “Merry Christmas, from our family to yours”:
The Amazing Grace House
This mind-blowing light display in Pleasant Grove, Utah, was designed by Richard Holdman — whose company, Holdman Lighting, does light displays around the world, according to his website — back in the mid-2000s. It became such a sensation over the years with crowds that they had to shut down.
God Bless The USA
This home, located in Milton, Washington, adds a patriotic flair to this year’s holiday light display, which is a tribute to all who serve in the Armed Forces. The display includes a speech from Ronald Reagan and a remix of “God Bless The USA.”
Slowli Christmas Lights—Starwars Funk
In Auckland, New Zealand, one homeowner decided to take the holiday season to “a galaxy far, far away” in 2015 with a Star Wars-themed light-and-music show. Throw in a little “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars to tie it all together — creator Logan Carpenter is calling the show “Starwars Funk” — and you’ve got one enjoyable display.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Light Show
Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Christmas music sets the stage for many holiday light displays. Tom BetGeorge of Newark, California’s first-ever light show, in 2013, is impressive and highlights the musicianship and instruments of the orchestra with his design. BetGeorge also put together a display for Halloween this year that was a tribute to Michael Jackson.
Never Enough Lights! House
The family behind this house in O’Fallon, Missouri, has the perfect name for their projects: Never Enough Lights! The home’s holiday light show is celebrating its 13th year and has grown to include a Halloween show, as well. Here’s their 2017 display:
The Greeley Griswalds
The Medhurst family from Greeley, Colorado, have earned the Griswald nickname. Their annual holiday light show is not only the talk of the town but the nation. The home will be featured on ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight” on Dec. 17. Here’s their lights-and-music display from 2017:
Wow! Do these amazing homes inspire you to create your own light show set to music?