1. Pick a display to visit
• Keep in mind that the best shows may not be near you. Road trip!
2. Make sure the display is still active
• Check the website or Facebook page if there is one.
• Check the operating hours and days of the display.
• Check the weather. Most displays don’t operate when it’s wet, raining or sleeting.
3. Tune your radio
• Many light displays are synchronized to music that will play through your car’s radio. Once you arrive at the light display, look for a sign indicating the radio frequency the display broadcasts on.
• Keep in mind the radio transmitters used are very low-power and can be received only while directly in front of the display.
4. Be a courteous visitor
• Dim your headlights.
• Be courteous of neighbors.
• Don’t turn around in or block neighbors’ driveways.
• Try not to make noise, especially after kids’ bedtime.
• Don’t slam car doors. When it’s cold, sound travels.
• Don’t walk on neighbors’ property.
• No loud radios.
5. Be charitable
• Some shows collect donations for charity. Check the show’s website for details and consider donating.
6. Play it safe.
• Do not enter a display. There are trip and fall dangers as well as high voltage present.
7. Leave feedback
• The show creators and decorators work hard. If you enjoyed their display, let them know by leaving feedback on their website or Facebook page.