Every year we go to Disney World for New Years. We have spent 11 New Years there. It’s my favorite time of the year. Even though its crowed we still love it. Now that the children are older we hang sat Hollywood Studios. They have bands playing the kids love it. The best part is the park nis open to 3 AM. I love seeing the Osborn family lights. It’s amazing. The other day I was reading the paper and saw some of America’s most famous home light displays. I was amazed that people do this.
Here’s what I found.
In Baltimore every Christmas since 1940 every house on the 700n block of 34th Street goes all out with giant snow globes, trains and a huge Christmas tree made of hubcaps. You can find out more information at http://www.christmasstreet.com
In Brooklyn, New York it started 30 years ago when Lucy Spata created an angel themed display i memory of her mother. Soon her neighbors were decking out their homes also. The light display is out of this world. You can visit and find out more information at http://www.asliceofbrooklyn.com/christmas.html
In Arlington Texas it is so bright tht the airport in Dallas asked the homeowners to tone it down so it would not distract the pilotds. Each house is different wirth displays ranging from gigantic inflatable Santas to nativity scenses to blankets of lights. The tradition started 30 years ago when a group of neighbors decided they wanted to have fun showing off their Christmas spirit. I heard drom a friends who lives nesar there that you can see the lights from miles away.
Seattle, the Ravenna district started their tradition of light in 1949 when they city held a decorating contest. The street won and now 23 homes on the block are full of lights with dancing reindeer, inflatable Santas as well as 25 foot tall candy canes! Santa even goes to visit on the weekends. http://www.woodlandhillscc.net/candy_cane_lane.html
Washington D.C. The capital building is decorated with 5,000 handmade ornaments.
In San Antonio the River Walk is a magical holiday nightscape with lights glowing and reflecting off the water. It’s a sight to see.
If you have a place that you know of that has a great holiday light display. Please share it, leave a comment