15 Colorful and Outrageously-Themed Outdoor Christmas Lights
Some neighbors love to show their love for the season by covering every inch of space with colorful lights and twinkling decorations. Check out these 15 vibrant, themed and over-the-top light displays for a festive start to the holidays.
Nothing is more scrumptious than a candy-adorned home with icing all around the edges. This life-size gingerbread-style home has extra-large candy pieces and lollipops above and beside every window, and peppermints even line the roof.
This family turned their home and yard into Princess Lolly's Lollipop Woods. "Gumdrops" hang from wintry bare-boned trees as the rainbow-inspired colors of Candy Land line the fence, home and cover the landscaping for a whimsical and playful effect.
The weather may be hot, but you can still bring the wintry and festive feel of Christmas to you. This lakeside home was turned into a tropical Christmas retreat. The homeowners added lights to palm trees, blue reindeer to the dock and neon lights to cover every part of the home that's visible from the water.
Rather than turn their garden into a traditional Christmas light display, these homeowners outlined plants and blooming flowers in a variety of lights for a stunning and colorful Secret Garden look.
The North Pole
It's Christmas at the North Pole all year long, so Santa Claus' home must be decorated to the nines with vibrant lighting, garland, red bows, wreaths and candles in the windows. This festive, snow-covered home looks like it could be occupied by Saint Nick himself.
Busy Christmas Village
Christmas is the busiest season of the year; there are toys to build and gifts to deliver. This home was turned into a festive and bustling Christmas village. With warm and cozy homes, a rolling train nearby and elves busy at work, this is certainly the most spirited place to be during the Christmas season.
These homeowners turned their festive front yard into every child's dream. Giant teddy bears, toy soldiers and other classic Christmas toys bring a child-like spin to the typical Christmas light display.
This home may be small, but the Christmas display is nothing less than extravagant and over-the-top. With no theme in mind, the entire house, yard and roof are covered in the brightest and most holiday-inspired pieces.
Nontraditional Christmas colors are oftentimes the most eye-catching displays. These neon-purple lights intermingle with classic reindeer figures, an inflatable Santa and candy canes, causing the bold hues to stand out even more.
This home went all out but kept it classic. The home, windows and yard were outlined in classic white lights and topped with an extra-large star. The yard was adorned with peppermints, snowmen, reindeer, jingle bells and Christmas trees to tie in everyone's holiday favorites.
Covered in colored lights and garland, this fenced-in yard makes a bold and festive statement with a giant inflatable Santa Claus, miniature Polar Express and decorative yard accessories.
Rather than focusing on inflatables and decorative accessories, these homeowners wanted to emphasize the power of pure lighting. The entire roof was covered in a layer of colored lights with matching icicles dripping from the edges all the way around. The concept may be simple, but the look is extravagant and unbelievably vibrant.
These Caribbean homeowners wanted to add some unexpected Christmas brightness to the islands by decorating their yard for all to see. Just outside the front door, bright neon lights were added to the landscaping, and Christmas puppets, inflatables and giant ornaments were scattered throughout.
Any boat that drives by will immediately be taken back by the lights and character projections on this lakeside home. And not only did the homeowners decorate the house, but they covered the boat in a slew of colorful lights, too.
This home's light display may not be completely outrageous, but the homeowners certainly went through a lot of trouble to create an enchanting winter wonderland-inspired entryway with white icicle lights and blue lights strung to each and every window.
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