Come December, many elect to adorn their homes with lights and decorations. And some take holiday decorating to the next level by curating intricate light shows.
Holiday light shows have become an American tradition over the past couple of years. Using special lighting equipment and a ridiculous amount of holiday decorations, people have created entertaining shows set to an array of music. These light shows have become so popular that they even spawned the popular seasonal reality show, The Great Christmas Light Fight.
Whether you’re looking for a classic holiday spectacular, or a more modern dubstep bonanza, you’re bound to find everything you’re looking for on YouTube.
1. A snow-inspired “Let it Go” light show
Watch Frozen‘s biggest hit, “Let it Go,” come to life in this snowy and intricate light display.
2. A delightful remix of all your favorite holiday songs
This wildly impressive display used 17,000 computerized lights to create its many different effects, all to the tune of holiday classics like, “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and “Jingle Bells.”
3. A light set up Clark Griswold would approve of
This light show perfectly captures the famous Christmas Vacation scene when the main character Clark Griswold tries and fails to get his Christmas lights to, well, light up.
But not to worry, there’s lights a plenty!
4. This take on an old holiday classic
“Carol of the Bells” gets beautifully reimagined in this bright, twinkling, light celebration — complete with ringing bells, of course.
5. A perfect Grinch tribute
From the singing Santa hologram to the green lights, and scenes from How the Grinch Stole Christmas, this is one of the best salutes to the old animated Grinch tale.
6. Ping Pong, but make it lights
You wouldn’t think a light show that drew its inspiration from ping pong would have much to offer, but this is a surprisingly creative and delightful techno-filled experience.
7. Your favorite Christmas Carol, “Sexy and I Know It”
Wild how adding a simple Santa Claus hat can add a sense of holiday festive-ness to anything, even this flashy rendition of LMFAO’s hit single, “Sexy and I Know It.”
8. A flashy homage to Star Wars
Tired: Star Wars laser shows. Wired: Star Wars-inspired holiday decorations.
9. This beautiful residential rave
I’m sure this person’s neighbor dreads the holidays, but for everyone who does not live next door, this is quite the treat.
10. A dubstep light show for the ages
A light show as electric as the music it’s set to, this holiday display will get your heart racing and your body moving.
11. “Amazing Grace” gets … updated?
The hymn “Amazing Grace” gets an uplifting and colorful update in this fun holiday light show.