Holiday lights are a form of seasonal magic, radiating cheer, drawing instant smiles, evoking happy memories and lifting spirits. It’s hard to imagine a year when we’ve needed that more.
We wanted to share a sampling of the brilliance that IBEW elves bring to cities big and small across North America. Every year, they string miles of bulbs on towering trees, bring animated displays to life, lead electrified parades, and make downtowns, parks, zoos, bridges and more sparkle like jewels.
The weight of 2020’s challenges forced some cities to cancel or cut back their annual displays. Others went forward as planned, but without the roar of opening-night crowds as the switches were thrown. Instead, organizers put on virtual ceremonies via streaming and broadcast TV.
Click through the slideshow above to see samples of the joy that IBEW members made possible this season. We know that countless other locals create dazzling displays at this time of year, and we’d love to publish your pictures in future stories and slideshows. Please send high-resolution photos and caption details to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.