Send us photos of your best holiday lights display at home, in your town, or at your all-time favorite spot

Now is the time to brag.

Peter Barnies decorates his front yard on Dennison Street in Auburn, Maine, Friday morning, Nov. 27, 2020, with Christmas decorations. Barnies says he has been decorating on a large scale for 50 years and waits until Thanksgiving Day to turn on he lights for the first time. He adds to his display every year, to keep it interesting for himself. (Andree Kehn/Sun Journal via AP)

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It’s officially the holiday season, when an upside to the sun setting at 4 p.m. is watching multi-colored, even flashy, glittering light displays brighten up dark nights. Some buildings and houses are more elaborate than others, with blow up snow globes, decorated trees, reindeer, and other yard fixtures. Others keep it simple with monotone white lights, and uniform bulbs lining window frames. This year, some towns started early to bring along a little more cheer during a hard year, with displays that can be viewed from a safe, social distance. In March, a town in New Hampshire even turned their holiday lights back on along Main Street. The police chief was quoted as saying, “By bringing the lights back, hopefully it gives people the sense of hope that we’re all in this together. We’ll get through it.”


Across the state, a dozen COVID-19 friendly drive-through light displays are still shining bright, as some other holiday traditions are reimagined to accommodate health and safety protocols.

Holiday lights enthusiasts: It’s time to brag. We want to see your best lights displays at home, in your town, or at your all-time favorite spot that dazzles with holiday cheer. Maybe you share the same mentality as Danny Devito’s character in “Deck the Halls” who summarizes, “I want my house to be seen from space!” Or you invoke the spirit of Clark Griswold by stringing up 250 strands of lights? (Here’s hoping you don’t have that same Griswold luck).


However elaborate the display, we want to help you show it off and spread the holiday cheer.

Send your photos and video to us on Facebook or through email at [email protected]. Please include your name, hometown, and name and location of public lights display, if applicable, and we may share it in an upcoming Boston.com article.

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