Poulos Family Light Display Returns in 2018


by Jessie S.

Whether your family tradition is going to see Santa, baking dozens of cookies, or picking out the perfect tree on Thanksgiving, there is nothing quite like driving through the neighborhood to look at Christmas lights to get your family in the Christmas spirit. No one understands this nostalgic, festive feeling quite like the Poulos Family of Kill Devil Hills, NC.

Once featured on HGTV, the Poulos family has been delighting the Outer Banks with their amazing light display since Jim and Ann Poulos started the tradition almost 50 years ago. From candy canes and Christmas trees to snowmen and reindeer, the Poulos family cover their property in thousands of twinkling lights and holiday decorations essentially creating their very own winter wonderland. New pieces are added each year to grow the display, even utilizing their own childrens’ toys into the Christmas scene. The whole display is made complete by the joyful Christmas music playing in front of their home.

This year, the display is more special than ever. Sadly, Ann Poulos passed away earlier this year but knowing the joy it brought everyone, it was her wish that her family continue the tradition. Although bittersweet, Jim knew he had to keep their promise and with the help of his family and the community, this year’s spectacular display is a wonderful tribute to a true lover of Christmas.

Also known as the “Outer Banks Christmas House,” the Poulos family light display will be available through New Year’s Day. If you want to see if for yourself, the lights come on at sunset and stay on through around 11 p.m. so grab some hot cocoa, head to Ocean Acres Drive and enjoy the Christmas magic!


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