NOW CASTING FOR SEASON 9!!
Casting for SEASON 9 of The Great Christmas Light Fight is happening now! You heard right, SEASON 9 will film in 2020 and we are looking for our light fight community to bring it to the next level! Do you have a house filled with thousands of gingerbread men? How about a house with over a million lights? Is your light show already synchronized to the new Frozen II soundtrack? WE WANT TO SEE IT!! Apply yourself or nominate your neighbor TODAY! Tell us why you are going to be our next Light Fight Champion and win the $50,000 prize!
Be sure to tune in to ABC at 8/7c every Monday in December to watch our brand new Season 7 episodes!
You can also check out our past episodes HERE.
THIS YEAR WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
- Beautiful traditional displays
- Unique, bold, and quirky displays
- Displays with themes
- Precise and elaborate synchronized light shows
- Innovative technology
- Never before seen DIY
- Interior with an over the top exterior
- Use of unique materials…ice sculpture displays, giant gingerbread houses, etc.
- Also casting Businesses, Parks, Community Organizations, Town Halls, the bigger the better for our Heavyweight episodes!
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?
Season 7 Light Fight Champions
Magical Winter Lights – La Marque, TX
Holidays come in various forms for Americans, and that’s the beauty of our great nation. We are more than proud to present Christmas lights in a whole new light (in the form of lanterns)! The local community has given us so much love and embraced our differences. Now The Great Christmas Light Fight has given us a stage to showcase our interpretation of Christmas lights. We are just genuinely happy to be recognized as the heavyweight division champion this year. We are passionate about our artwork, and about celebrating Christmas and the holidays with our fellow Houstonians, Texans and hopefully more people! Thank you judge Taniya Nayak and the entire production team for giving us a chance to be different, as we have always been! – Magical Winter Lights
Maywald Family – Austin, TX
Being on The Great Christmas Light Fight was a dream come true and is a memory our family will cherish forever. Working with the crew was totally awesome. They were so nice, professional, and felt like family. Having Carter at our display was a real treat, and we thank him. Showing the nation our display was a true honor, and we are excited to be part of the Light Fight family forever. – JM
Rombiero Family – Novato, CA
This was such a huge honor for our family to be on The Great Christmas Light Fight! The Crew and Taniya our judge made this experience one we will never forget! They were so kind and warm they truly made us feel part of their family! Thank you for making our dream come true. – KR
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