Christmas Lighting Displays With a Theme

From life-size gingerbread houses to Santa's Toyland, these seven homes use creative and thematic outdoor lighting to express their Christmas spirit.

Photo By: NATALIE IERKHOVA

Gingerbread House

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.

Candy Land

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.

Tropical Christmas

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.

Secret Garden

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.

Toyland

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.