The Christmas season is in full swing, which means you're hard at work trying to find gifts for everyone on your Christmas list, scheduling and organizing get-togethers, and planning out what food everyone is going to bring for those get-togethers. It also means breaking out your inner Clark Griswald and decorating the outside of your home with so much Christmas spirit, it lights up the whole neighborhood.

The Origin of Outdoor Christmas Lights

The tradition of hanging Christmas lights on homes is nearly 100 years old. According to Christmas Light Source, the practice began in 1927 after a man by the name of Albert Sadacca invented safe lights that were less likely to catch something on fire, unlike the early versions of Christmas lights some 20-plus years prior.

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Fast-forward to today and it's not uncommon to see entire neighborhoods decked out in the multi-colored Christmas light glow. Some homeowners keep it simple, with a few strands outlining their roofline and windows, while others go all out with light shows synchronized to music and, in some cases, featuring video elements projected onto some part of their home, such as the popular Lights on Pomona show on Evansville's east side behind Tee Time Golf Complex.

Christmas Lights Touring Nights 2022

Whatever decorative route homeowners choose, driving around the Tri-State to see as many of them as you can is a tradition for many families. Of course, if you're going to go Christmas light gazing, you have to have the right soundtrack to enjoy while you do it. That's where we come in.

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We've teamed up with Robert John & Associates to present our third annual, "Christmas Lights Touring Nights" on Saturday, December 10th and Saturday, December 17th from 5:00 until 7:00 PM each night. The two-hour show will be hosted by myself, Leslie Morgan, Jess, and Travis Sams, and will feature nothing but Christmas music sung by your favorite Country artists. We'll play everything from the standards, like "The First Noel" sung by Carrie Underwood to "Winter Wonderland" by Dolly Parton, and "Holly Jolly Christmas" by Lady A, to newer Christmas favorites such as "Redneck 12 Days of Christmas" from Jeff Foxworthy and "Santa Looked Alot Like Daddy" from Garth. All you'll need to do is look out the window of your car and enjoy the lights.

Happy Holidays!

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