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Photo essay: the best holiday lights are north of the city

Posted on 13 Dec 2012 by Kevin Beaty

Where else but the Bible Belt would Christmas celebration be exercised with such flamboyancy? McAdenville to the west might be dubbed Christmastown USA, but look north to Huntersville & Cornelius and you’ll find a true Griswold Mecca.

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A house in Macauley Farms, a Huntersville neighborhood known for its fervent celebration.

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Someone technically savvy lives in this home and has (for the past couple of years) set up a short-range radio frequency broadcasting holiday music coordinated with the lights that dance across the yard.

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Just off of Gilead Road in Huntersville is perhaps the most famous high-voltage holiday home in the area. Cars cruise by all night to view the decorations which transcend mere visuals.

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A closer look reveals a deeper set of decor.

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Lighting in The Peninsula in Cornelius takes a much classier form, probably due to HOA restrictions.

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A tree farm on West Catawba Blvd in Cornelius.

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