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About TackyLightTour.com

How It All Got Started

Once upon a time, Matt Burgess was planning his annual tour of insanely decorated homes that go completely over the top with Christmas lights. Realizing this was before the advent of TackyLightTour.com and all the conveniences it provides, he spoke with friends and searched through newspapers looking for the addresses of the biggest and best homes in Richmond. Oh, he was able to get a few addresses but had to buy a map at the local convenience store to plot out his trip across town. It wasn't easy keeping up with all the turns and street name, and it took several attempts to organize the directions for the shortest trip possible. It was the exhaustive efforts required from all these steps that led to the creation of TackyLightTour.com.

Matt dreamed of an online mapping system that would turn the complexity of traditional mapping into a fun, interactive process. Several months later TackyLightTour.com was officially released to the public on November 25, 2005. Users across the world quickly found it and registered by the hundreds posting over 50,000 page views within the first month online. Now, you are here using the ever evolving guide to the absolute best decorated homes in America the World!

For a look at the life of TackyLightTour.com, please see our Timeline.

Why TackyLightTour.com?

TackyLightTour.com was originally created to provide Richmonders with an easy and interactive tool for planning their own Tacky Light Tour in Richmond, Virginia. Like the itch most Christmas decorators get after their first year, TackyLightTour.com attempts to meet and exceed expectations each year with an improved set of tools for families and friends to enjoy the hard work of their decorative neighbors.

Our hope is Christmas will bring your family and friends closer together as we go over-the-top in celebrating the birth of Jesus, and we hope TackyLightTour.com becomes a part of your annual tradition as you visit us each year with anticipation of an over-the-top website similar to the homes listed here!

Latest Tacky Listings

9018 Westone Road.

9018 Westone Road. View



The Lights on Jeater Bend

The Lights on Jeater Bend View

About Tacky Light Tours

A Tacky Light Tour is a trip made with family and friends from one home or business insanely decorated for Christmas to another usually made in a passenger car, but sometimes taken in limousines, vans and tour buses. Traditionally, displays with more than 10,000 Christmas lights qualify to be included among the very best Christmas displays found on the Tacky Light Tour.

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Plan Your Tour

Find your favorite Christmas displays using our search features and interactive maps. You will want to check out pictures, videos, dates and details to determine which displays meet your criteria for an awesome display! As a registered user you will be provided the option of selecting your favorite displays which are saved within our system and used to generate custom driving directions for your tour.

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