NOW CASTING SEASON 9!!
Is your Christmas display the BIGGEST or BRIGHTEST on your block? If so, we would love to give you the chance to win $50,000 on Season 9, casting now! To be considered as a contestant on the show, click on the link below and fill out the application form. We want to know what makes you the brightest bulb in the bunch!
Be sure to tune in to ABC every Monday in December at 8/7c for 6 brand new episodes or watch previous episodes HERE.
Want to nominate someone else to be on the show? Fill out the nomination link below and recommend your favorite Christmas display to compete.
THIS YEAR WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
- Beautiful traditional displays
- Interesting and bold or quirky displays, think out of the box!
- Precise and elaborate synchronized light shows
- International displays
- Interior decorations in addition to an exterior display
- *NEW* Unique Locations – Parks, Churches, Community Buildings, Police Departments, Firehouses, Lakes, Town Squares, etc!
VIDEO SUBMISSION TIPS
You must provide a link to a video clip in your submission form. A pre-existing online video of your display from this year is ideal. You can also create a custom video for your application.
For best results:
Team Intro: Have someone video record (cell phone is fine) you introducing yourself and your team. Be sure to state the names and ages of all your teammates and specify your hometown in your video.
Display-Only footage: Gather video footage (again, cell phone is fine) of your Christmas display as smoothly and slowly as possible. Please make sure we can see and hear everything clearly. Move around to different areas of your display, holding the camera steady and move it slowly (if using a phone, please hold it horizontally so the video fills the screen and doesn’t come out tall and skinny). Include wide shots of your entire display and close ups of the details that make your display special. Feel free to find someone who has access to a drone and have them take some great footage as well.
What’s It Like Being On The Show?
Watch What Previous Contestants Had to Say About Their Experience
Testimonials from Season 4 Contestants
The crew have just been phenomenal! At all times, they were so polite, gracious, and respectful! In summary, this whole experience has been great! Carter was just fantastic. He is really a natural when it comes to dealing with people. Win or lose, we were extremely happy to have had him for our judge. -DP
No matter what the result of the competition, we already feel like we have won. The reveal last night was absolutely amazing and to see all of our family, friends, and neighbors expressions when the lights came on was a memory we will never forget. All of the hard work over the last year – from that phone call with Kristen to meeting Chris in Chicago to last night with the entire crew on-site with Carter – it really came together, and we ALL created something special. -EJ
We were just totally impressed with our whole experience from the initial call to when you guys left our driveway last night. With or without a trophy it is a win for the Pugh family and our military community. Thank you for bringing our story to the public and our home will always be open to anyone associated with the GCLF. -CP
There are truly no words that can describe how incredible our experience with the Great Christmas Light Fight was. We where treated with the utmost respect from the moment we where selected as participants all the way until our last day of filming. The whole crew, producers, director, camera, sound and everyone involved where so great to work with, acted with such professionalism and where very respectful of our property. We where slightly nervous going into it, not knowing what to expect or getting lost for words, but the whole time everyone was right there by our side helping us along, greatly exceeding our expectations. By the end of our last day of filming, the whole crew felt like part of our family and we where honestly sad to see them go. -RC