25 Extravagant Christmas Displays Across America

As soon as the final slice of Thanksgiving turkey is carved, it seems radio stations start playing Christmas music around the clock, and twinkly lights appear on houses. In fact, some hardcore holiday lovers start decorating and decking the halls for the festive season as soon as Halloween ends—if not earlier.

Santa Claus House in North Pole, Alaska

Alaskan merchant Con Miller used to dress up as Santa Claus for the local kids every Christmas, so when he and his wife decided to open a trading post in North Pole, Alaska, in 1952, naming it Santa Claus House was a no-brainer.

Koziar's Christmas Village in Bernville, Pennsylvania

William M. Koziar was an early adopter of outdoor Christmas lights—he began decorating his family home with the twinkly bulbs way back in 1948, right around the time they became affordable and weatherproof. Each year, his display would grow and expand.

Candy Cane Lane in Woodland Hills, California

The intersection of Lubao Avenue and Oxnard Street in the Southern California community of Woodland Hills has become known as Candy Cane Lane, thanks to the residents' propensity for staging elaborate Christmas displays every winter.

ZooLights at Oregon Zoo in Portland, Oregon

ZooLights—one of Oregon's most popular holiday traditions—lights up the Portland zoo, covering its landscaping and decor with 1.5 million twinkly bulbs.

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