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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives takes a look at the best spots to see Christmas lights in the country

nationalchristmastree in Washington, DC

The National Christmas tree, located in our capital is a must see if you happen to be in Washington, DC around the holidays.

In case you haven’t noticed, the holiday season is quickly approaching. Maybe you have noticed the beginnings of fur trimmed red hats and candy canes making their presence known as you shop. Before you know it we will be carving the turkey, and before you can say “pumpkin pie”, towns and cities all over the country will be flipping on the switch to illuminate the streets with merry, jolly Christmas lights.

I know in my family it was always a tradition to pile everyone into the car the day after Thanksgiving and venture into the city to look at all the outdoor Christmas lights. This event brought many smiles and was such a memorable part of my childhood. Even now, families all over the country look forward to the annual excursion in search of the most amazing Christmas lighting displays. Cities and towns all over the U.S. light up in time for the holidays. AOL travel has compiled a list of the 10 best lighting displays in the US. Among these are Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. whose Hyatt Extreme Christmas light display last year used over 150,000 lights and this year promises to be even bigger and better. Another Florida site that is big on lights is Disney’s Hollywood studios at Walt Disney World, Fla. with a myriad of ethereal lights that are choreographed in sync with holiday music.  The National Christmas tree in Washington, DC is also a “have to see” on the list of best lit. The lighting of the National Christmas tree stems all the way back to 1923, when Calvin Coolidge began this patriotic tradition, and each year since then it has become brighter and more beautiful. There is also Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri which boasts a display with more than four million lights. Rockefeller Center in New York, West Knoxville, TN., Baltimore, MD., Wheeling, W. VA., and Lake Lanier, GA., all play host to some of the most spectacular holiday lighting displays in the country. For a memorable adventure to see a beautiful array of holiday lights there is the Huntington Harbor Cruise of Lights in Huntington Beach, CA., which offers light gazers a mesmerizing bouquet of holiday lights reflected against the water via a boat ride up the harbor. All over this great land of ours there are places where the holidays are lit with magic and enchantment with holiday lighting displays, all you have to do is look.

Loveliest holiday lighting ever

Loveliest holiday lighting ever by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

Even if you don’t have a locale to take in extraordinary Christmas lights within driving distance to your home, you can create a brilliant outdoor holiday lighting display in your own front yard. Many of the elements and lighting techniques that are used to illuminate noteworthy displays like the ones making headlines across the country, can be applied within your own personal outdoor holiday lighting display. From the eco friendly, economical and long lasting LED lights to the intricate 3-dimensional statuette displays seen in all the head turning displays that draw crowds from all over. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives offers the traditional, the classic and the unique as part of our outdoor holiday lighting program.

lighted gazebo on the beach - I want to go there

This beach side gazebo is all decked out for the arrival of Santa.

In our holiday lighting program we design, install, remove and store your lights for you, no matter how big or how small, we do it all. Our selection of holiday lighting options span from conservative to over the top. If you dream it, we can design it and have it installed for you before the big arrives.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives to learn how we can turn your Christmas lighting display into a display that will stop traffic and turn heads this holiday season. Download our free outdoor holiday lighting guide and get started today.

Visit our website to see more inspirational holiday lighting, and to find an Outdoor Lighting Perspectives location near you, and make all your holiday lighting wishes come true this Christmas!