Lights, lights and more lights!

Whether it’s going up on the rooftop or trimming the living room tree, decorating for the holidays just wouldn’t be the same without the glow of twinkling lights. What began as a simple custom of displaying electric lights on buildings and streets in the mid-20th century has now transformed into a holiday season standard for many homes.

Some of the largest and brightest holiday light celebrations around the world have taken years to perfect and continue to amaze visitors each year. A few of these destinations are:

New York City, NY – With more than 30,000 multi-colored LED lights strung on 5 miles of wire to decorate the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, this city illuminates the festive holiday spirit. The Plaza Hotel is host to the world’s largest menorah standing at 32-feet high.

Paris, France – The holidays come to life in the City of Lights. Each night during the holiday season, the Champs-Elysees is brought to life with thousands of sparkling lights.

Ivanhoe, Australia – The Christmas Lights on the Boulevard celebration takes place in this suburb of Melbourne. Even with balmy temps, nearly 20,000 visitors will come take in the beauty of the season during its nine-day display.

Newport Beach, CA – Imagination and creativity are both on stage here at the longest running holiday boat parade. More than 100 illuminated vessels, varying in shapes and sizes, participate. The public docks and walkways of Balboa Island offer the best place to watch these floating holiday lights.

The holiday season is hectic enough without the additional stress of walking into a dark home during the winter time. Incorporating MyQ® Technology, allows you to connect the lights inside your home to our MyQ light control device and control it with your smartphone to ensure the indoor holiday décor is brightly lit at the right time.

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And after all the holiday décor has been put away, you can still monitor and control your home’s or business’s lighting, a long with checking the status of your garage door from your smart phone from anywhere.  Learn more about how to get started with MyQ by clicking here.



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