From the Great Tree at Macy’s at Lenox Square to the antics of the Griswold family in “Christmas Vacation,” the period between Thanksgiving is known for holiday light shows. This year, Fayette County has three spectacular displays that are drawing visitors from far and away to witness the festive shows.
But where did the tradition start?
According to about.com, the tradition dates back to at least the 17th century when candles were placed on Christmas trees. Still, it took nearly two centuries for the tradition to spread throughout Europe.
via The Citizen http://www.thecitizen.com/articles/12-17-2013/fayette-shines-during-season