The Lewis Family Light Show, 12 Shenandoah Road, Warwick, RI

Christmas is a family affair for the Lewises. For the past 20 years, their home has become a glowing mecca of holiday cheer, and this year, it’s gone totally 21st century. The Lewis Family Light Show is the only Christmas display in new England with an interactive mobile website that allows visitors to see which song will be playing next. Visitors can even change the playlist by voting for their favorite song. Check out the site here.

Like most of the displays on this list, the Lewis display takes a ton of time and effort to complete. This year’s display took more than 120 hours to setup. It includes more than 100 extension cords to power all of the high-tech lights that “dance” in time to the music.

The display begins on Friday, Nov., 25 at 5 p.m. and runs through Dec. 31. The Lewises light the lights Monday through Thursday from 5 to 8:55 p.m., and Friday and Saturday nights from 5 to 9:55 p.m. You can listen to the 29 different Christmas songs by tuning your car radio to 106.9 FM.

The Lewis family accepts donations on behalf of The Autism Project to help children go to summer camp “Camp Wannagoagain.”

Visit their Facebook page and their website.

Fun fact: The Lewis children can sometimes be spotted handing out candy canes to good girls and boys.

Dec 02, 2016

Driving around, admiring the creativity (and craziness) of holiday lights is an all-American tradition that costs less than a Starbucks Gingerbread Latte. Just remember to be courteous while you enjoy the spectacle. For example….

1. Don’t block traffic

You may be stunned by 2,000 tiny lights and a 12-foot Santa that waves, but don’t stop in the middle of the street. Pull over.

2. Keep off the grass

If you get out of your car to snap a photo or take a closer look, stay on the sidewalk. Not only is it respectful of your neighbor’s property, it’s also in your best interest – there could be electric chords and other tripping hazards.

3. Be mindful of your own lights

Avoid shining your headlights directly into the front windows of the home you’re admiring. Use your parking lights, if you must.

4. Don’t idle (your car)

Don’t leave your car idling while you enjoy the display. Global warming hits the North Pole hard.

5. Chip in

Some homeowners leave a donation jar to collect tips to help with the electric bill. If you enjoy the display, consider leaving a few bucks.

6. Don’t hog the view

Don’t park for too long in front of popular homes. Though you might be inspired to make a holiday phone call or run through all “Twelve Days of Christmas” with the kids, remember that others want to check out the display too.

7. Don’t forget other opportunities

Zoos and botanical gardens often host holiday light displays (and offer easier parking).

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Dec 02, 2016