Everyone has their own unique way of sharing their holiday spirit with their neighbors. While 86% of Americans decorate for the holidays, more than half choose to show their seasonal cheer by decorating with lights. Some go over the top and adorn every window and walkway, while others choose a simply stated holiday wreath to mark the season.
Whatever you do this time of year to show your spirit, we hope you’ll share the season with your neighbors by coming together for festive events, enjoying each others decorations, and honoring old neighborhood traditions or even making new ones.
In honor of this holiday season and all of the wonderful ways neighbors choose to celebrate, we created the Nextdoor Holiday Lights Map to help bring neighbors together. Using the Holiday Lights Map, neighbors share their holiday cheer with each other by marking their home on the neighborhood map with a holiday light icon, festive photo, and message.
With the Nextdoor Holiday Lights Map, we hope members will:
- Share. Members can add themselves to the map and even post a photo showing how they celebrate the season with their neighbors, including family photos.
- Come together. Plan walks through the neighborhood to see each other’s light displays and visit with one another.
- Build new traditions. As the neighborhood map lights up, neighbors may decide to start new holiday traditions like a decorating contest, caroling, or a holiday home tour.
You can start spreading the cheer on your Holiday Map on the website or from your mobile device. If you would like a step-by-step guide on how to light up your Nextdoor Neighborhood Map, you can find one here.
Wishing you and all of your neighbors the happiest of holidays from Nextdoor!