The List: Best holiday light displays (U.S., Indy and Detroit)

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Indianapolis’ downtown Soldiers & Sailors Monument is already tricked out for the holidays.

I’ve always loved a good Clark Griswold-esque holiday light display. There used to be a house by my parents’ place in suburban Detroit that would go all out each year and string thousands of lights around 50 or so trees in its front yard — you could probably see that thing from space. That’s not to be confused with the house down the street from them that would put in red landing strip lights along the edges of its driveway, which made one feel more like they were entering the gates of Hell than jolly St. Nick’s workshop at the North Pole.

I originally started this week’s edition of “The List” with the intention of just talking about the best holiday light displays in America, but realized most of you probably aren’t going to fly to Albuquerque to see some lights, so I’ve also included round-ups of the best holiday light displays in the Detroit and Indy areas, since many of my blog readers are from those areas. Happy holidays!

Best holiday light celebrations in the U.S.: I would add Hines Park’s drive-through one-million light display in Metro Detroit is also worth making the list.

Sharpsville Light Display – North Central Indiana: I’ve never seen this, but how can you go wrong with 100,000 lights flickering to a 45-minute nightly radio broadcast?

Holiday light displays – Detroit: We even have you covered, Jewish friends.

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