Christmas Light Display Inspiration

As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to start thinking about what Christmas lights you’ll be installing on your home. Beyond the joy that a quality light display can bring to you and your family throughout the season, it has the opportunity to spread that joy to every driver passing by.


If you’re plotting your merry and bright light display but aren’t sure where to start, here are some Texas-sized inspirations.


The Pickup Truck Sleigh


Your house isn’t the only structure that can play host to hundreds of twinkling lights. This California neighborhood often features stationary cars decked out as well. After all, what better way to use the unused pickup truck you keep meaning to get fixed than to have it serve as your personal sleigh?

If you love the idea, you don’t have to stop with trucks. Tractors are an option for a unique light display centerpiece too.


Build Characters


Star Wars fanatic (and Texas native) Matt Johnson got a lot of press last year for his Star Wars-themed light display, complete with syncing to the Imperial March. It’s the perfect fusion for anyone who is a fan of Christmas and a mega-franchise.

You don’t have to go this big to include your favorite characters in your celebrations. A lot of light-up characters are available now from most department stores, so if you have a fandom that needs expressing, consider incorporating one into your yard.


Tell a Story


Ralph Thompson of Delaware spends months every year decking out his brothers-in-law’s house, and his impressive finished product serves as a reminder that some of the best displays tell a story. You might want to include a Santa figure laden with a sack of toys, as Thompson has. Or you might choose to incorporate a lighted Nativity scene.

Either way, telling a story in your display ensures cars will be slowing down as they drive by all season long.


Keep It Classy


Although all of the options above have a lot of personality, you might personally be more drawn to an upscale aesthetic. That’s a vibe that McAdenville in North Carolina (which actually rebrands as Christmasville yearly) has mastered. Evergreen wreaths and garlands, decorative ribbons and choosing one or two main colors to serve as your theme are all ways to get closer to that classy look.


Big and Bright


Even the Christmas lights are big and bright deep in the heart of Texas-- especially if they’re aided by the Lone Star Flag. Santa’s Wonderland in College Station features a Texas flag centerpiece that adds to visitors’ unforgettable experience. If you want to capture the unique feeling of a Texas Christmas, a scaled down version for your own yard or rooftop could be a great addition.

Now that you have some ideas, you’ll need someone to help bring those ideas to life! Find out what Christmas light installation services we offer throughout north Texas.


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