There’s still no snow on the ground around here, but that hasn’t stopped many of you from getting into the holiday spirit.
Admittedly, we don’t have a real scientific way to gauge the level of holiday spirit in the community, but looking for light and decoration displays is one indicator that’s usually pretty reliable. Given the amount of time, energy and, in many cases, money that goes into some of these displays, we have a hard time imagining anyone rigging up their house without having at least a little twinkle of Christmas cheer in their heart.
So last week we drove around after dark with a camera taking pictures of people’s houses – it sounds a lot creepier than it actually was – looking for some of the biggest, wildest, most extravagant displays we could find.
Interestingly and sadly, the house on Borough Road, legendary in these parts for rivaling the Vegas Strip with its display, was not all decked out when we drove by last week. That doesn’t mean we didn’t find some real gems, though.
Through our travels we saw a bit of everything – over-the-top flashing displays, modest whites, bright neons, inflatable characters, wreaths, laser lights and everything in between.
Here’s some of the best of what we found.