11/26/2020 - 7:30pm to 12/31/2020 - 10:00pm
*2020 UPDATE* The Poulos Family, with a heavy heart, have decided to forgo their famous Christmas lights this year. They plan to light up the Outer Banks again next year. See you then! **
Follow a couple wooded roads to the heart of Kill Devil Hills to take in one of the most spectacular holiday light displays in coastal North Carolina. The annual “Poulos Family Christmas” lights display has become one of the most beloved Christmas traditions for many Outer Banks locals, and everyone is welcome to discover this expansive holiday display in person to see what all the fuss is about.
The Poulos Family Christmas display first rose to fame when it was featured as the winner of The Today Show’s annual Christmas Lights competition roughly a decade ago, and since then, it has been featured in a number of shows and media outlets, such as the HGTV network. The impressive display takes 12 weeks to set up and costs roughly $3,500 in energy bills every year, but the resulting “show” is well worth the effort for many visitors. Folks who pay a visit to the festive and privately owned home are treated to multiple landscapes of twinkling lights, which includes a toy and model train display, and plenty of incredible photo ops. Easily the Outer Banks’ most popular home for holiday light hunters, the Poulos Family Christmas display is a sight that can’t be missed.