What kept the Long Island night blindingly bright in a face of a lunar eclipse? Your neighbor's holiday lights, of course.
Love them or hate them, you cannot deny their mesmerizing power. Surely LIPA can attest. These staples of suburban living are a December holiday tradition. And they do more than brighten up front lawns, stoops and rooftops. They inspire child-like wonder.
Patch judged the best holiday light displays in communities across Long Island. Here are our high-watt winners.
Which is your favorite holiday lights display? Vote by commenting.