All these extravagant Christmas lights are brightening up our wintry days nicely, so we thought we’d put together a list of some of the best and craziest displays of 2014!
Alex Goodhind, Wiltshire
Enthusiastic electrician Alex Goodhind has adorned 180,000 lights over his Wiltshire home for the festive period. The annual display is opened up to the public with donations going to Dorothy House, a local hospice in the area.
Source: Mark Passmore/APEX via Mail Online
Christmas at Kew
Every Christmas, Kew Gardens displays a magical illuminated trail through the botanical gardens in London. This year, the display includes a garden of fire, giant snowflakes and “mistletoe moments”; romantic areas of fairy lights. The display is open to the public until 3rd January.
Source: Getty Images
Karl Beetson, Northamptonshire
Another keen decorator is Karl Beetson from Northamptonshire, who starts decking his home with lights in October every year. For 2014, he’s displaying synchronised Christmas lights to raise money for Niamh’s Next Step, a neuroblastoma charity.
Source: BBC News
Frozen Family, Texas
Some Texan fans of the Disney film ‘Frozen’ have taken their fandom to the next level by syncing their family home Christmas lights to the popular ‘Let It Go’ song from the movie’s soundtrack. It’s now become a popular attraction in the area with neighbours bringing chairs outside to watch the performance. The video is becoming a viral sensation this Christmas!
Contemporary British artist Bruce Munro has returned to Waddesdon Manor this year to showcase an array of seven beautifully creative light installations. We love these moon-like illuminations! Explore the gardens from 4pm this winter. Tickets available online.
Are you decorating your house with lights this Christmas? Why not swap regular fairy lights with LEDs and use a plug-in timer to help you save energy this winter!