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The Great Christmas Light Fight

Posted at 10:25 AM, Dec 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-16 10:25:08-05

The holiday festivities continue with two new back-to-back episodes of The Great Christmas Light Fight, Wednesday, December 16 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. Taking Christmas decorating to another level, the Heavyweights special kicks off the festivities for its third year, featuring a first-ever parade of one-of-a-kind sparkling floats and a mile-long drive-through with over a million synchronized lights, to name a few, that viewers will never forget.

All isn’t always calm, but all is definitely bright as season eight of the Christmas classic takes viewers across the country to the most elaborate and awe-inspiring holiday displays in the nation. This holiday season, we once again see four fantastic families face off in each one-hour episode and compete to win $50,000 should they “sleigh” the competition. Retuning are celebrity judges: lifestyle expert Carter Oosterhouse and famed interior designer Taniya Nayak.

The back-to-back episodes are:

“803” (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) – The most wonderful time of the year continues as four families across America face off in the most intense Heavyweights episode yet with the Storybook Land team brimming with nostalgia and a million lights, as this family-owned amusement park continues to go all out for the holiday season in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey; the Luminaria team’s sprawling 55-acre botanical garden gets blanketed with thousands of high-tech luminaries during the holiday season, creating one of the largest pixel fields in the world in Lehi, Utah; Folepi’s Winter Wonderland creates an awe-inspiring parade of a million lights, featuring mammoth-sized floats wrapped in thousands of LEDs—a Light Fight first—in East Peoria, Illinois; and the World of Illumination creates an all-inclusive display, featuring over a million lights and boasts the world’s largest RGB snowman, standing 36 feet tall in Glendale, Arizona.

“804” (9:00-10:00 p.m. EST) – The holiday cheer continues to spread with the Mattos family displaying a vibrant, fully custom light show in their Apricot orchard, incorporating original music and homemade yet high tech digital artwork, depicting their family throughout generations, plus flying reindeers in San Jose, California; the Martel family decks out their front and back yard with shimmering lights, a high speed Ferris wheel, an avenue of little houses with hidden elf scenes and more for their 33rd year in Hamilton, New Jersey; the Irizarry-Serrano family displaying a mystical “City of Lights” with breath-taking DIY elements, from a handmade North Pole cave to a dazzling JOY sign centerpiece in Lake Mary, Florida; and the Doody family transforming their home into the Vegas strip, featuring a custom Las Vegas sign, a massive fountain and a light show brighter than anything you’ll find on the strip in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Carter Oosterhouse is one of America’s most recognized lifestyle experts. He recently helped kick off the “Trading Spaces” reboot. He is a native of Traverse City, Michigan. He and his wife, actress Amy Smart, actively dedicate a great deal of their time to environmental awareness and education. Oosterhouse is the founder of Carter’s Kids, an organization dedicated to building and developing community parks and playgrounds in low income areas in an effort to promote healthy living. Carter’s Kids has brought playgrounds to areas across the country.

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