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Christmas lights

Christmas lights (also known as fairy lights) are lights used for decoration in celebration of Christmas, often on display throughout the Christmas season including Advent and Christmastide. The custom goes back to when Christmas trees were decorated with candles, which symbolized Christ being the light of the world; these were brought by Christians into their homes in early modern Germany.

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Christmas Light Chalk Stencil Art for Kids

Materials: Thick paper like card stock or file folders. You can even used old pieces of cardboard from cereal boxes! Scissors and a pencil Cotton balls Colored chalk Black construction paper Silver Sharpie marker

Contributed by Tess Chaffin

Christmas time

Thanksgiving is over and people are beginning to put their lights up! Can't wait to go Christmas lights looking!

Contributed by Ryann Burnett

The lights go to the music and it is really amazing!

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Candy Cane Lane

Candy Cane Lane in Milwaukee, WI is an area in Milwaukee were a group of city blocks go all out in decorating their houses and you can either drive though or walk through to view all the lights.

Contributed by Kellymarie Perez-Cruz

In downtown Colorado Springs, the people on this street always string lights across the street from their trees so you can drive underneath them. It's really cool to drive through really slowly without your lights on.

Contributed by Brianna Kay Colbert

R2D2 Christmas Lights

For all of us Star Wars geeks out there, here is the ultimate Christmas decoration. Illuminate your tree with the radiant knowledge of Yoga or R2D2's glowing personality.

Contributed by Lily Wangler

No tree should be left unlit this Christmas Season,

Contributed by Sydney Davis

DIY Christmas Lights from Paper

We've all seen snowflakes cut from paper, but this is a whole different kind of paper decoration. Here are instructions on how to make your own Christmas lantern from paper.

Contributed by Lily Wangler


A pretty color alternative to the standard white house lights!

Contributed by Cate Mitchum

3d Glasses

This nifty glasses make 3d images pop off of Christmas lights! Perfect for when you go check out the neighborhood decorations

Contributed by Cate Mitchum

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