Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville want to know when you take down your holiday decorations, and why?

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For many families, the decided day to officially take down holiday decorations is more than just a casual activity to get the home organized while you have the time off from work. Sure, many of us decide to remove our holiday decor’ simply because we feel it is time this is especially the case when the New Year has begun as a way of paying homage to renewal and the coming year ahead. The question of when to take down Christmas decorations is answered by belief and tradition for many.

Christmas traditionsSome families take down everything Dec. 26, while others wait until after New Year’s Day. Notably, some also follow the 12 days of Christmas tradition — which means the first day of Christmas is Dec. 25, not Dec. 13, with decorations coming down on Three Kings Day, also referred to as the Epiphany, which is January 6th.

The 12 days of Christmas is based on the Bible story when the three kings, or wise men,— Balthasar, Caspar and Melchior — saw a bright star on the night Jesus was born. They followed it and, 12 days later, presented their gifts to the newborn. The day of Epiphany is Jan. 6, and cultures around the world celebrate on the night before or on that day. Many customs include taking down the Christmas tree as well as a treat for children as they are allowed to eat the goodies laden on the tree or underneath it.

Loveliest holiday lighting everAccording to an article in Huffington Post, taking down decorations at the right time is important. But, when is the right time? Here are some helpful guidelines to help make the task easier to figure out…

  • By the 2nd week of January, most people will have taken down their very Christmas related decorations. Indoor decorations like the tree and its ornaments should be taken down, and holiday specific outdoor decorations like inflatables can be stored as well.
  • By the end of January, most decorations should be stored away, especially greenery, which is most likely beginning to die and can become a fire hazard.
  • If you are really attached to your decor, you could let the red, white and silver decorations do double-duty for Valentine’s Day. However, this is really for indoor decorations where it’s not as easy to tell that you just left everything up.
  • So, what’s your plan this year? Take our poll and reply in the above comment section. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville would like to know when you and your family takes down the Christmas decorations and why?

Christmas lighting NashvilleAs part of our exclusive holiday lighting program we not only design and install your annual outdoor holiday lighting display, we also professionally remove the display and store it in our temperature controlled warehouse. Getting to “know” our customer-base is part of what makes our service a one-of-a-kind, personalized experience!

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Learn more about our custom outdoor lighting designs including landscape lighting, architectural lighting, special event lighting and holiday lighting by contacting us at (615) 373 – 0638 email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com


Guess who made the list as one of Huffington Post’s most over-the-top Christmas trees of 2014?

Guess who made the list as one of the most over-the-top Christmas trees of 2014? We did! According to the Huffington Post, the Tennessee capitol tree we were honored to decorate and light this year, located in downtown Nashville, made the list.

Here is the image and caption shown in the 12/06/2014 Huffington Post article:

Christmas tree at the capital Nashville TN by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

A man looks over the Capitol Christmas tree after it was lit Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn.

The picture is truly breathtaking isn’t it? As the reflection of the majestic tree is captured in the damp tiles that surround the capitol, it is a testament to the state of Tennessee in its finest moment.

The trees we decorated and lit over the past two holiday seasons, (2012 & 2013), were stunning, however this year’s tree may have outshined them all! This year’s tree is a 27-foot-tall Norway spruce donated by Ed Mascolo of Nashville. The tree was decorated in red, silver and blue with Tennessee flags. It features an oversized tree topper bow, which was handmade in the state and there are more than 3,000 LED lights on the tree.

OLP Tennessean 12114 State Capital Christmas TreeThis excerpt was published in the Tennessean on December 11th. It shows our talented team stringing lights in preparation for the big reveal officiated by Governor Haslam and his wife, Crissy, at the state capitol on Legislative Plaza.

Admittedly, we are very proud to make the list as our tree is definitely in good company alongside the upside-down tree in Paris”, the capitol Christmas tree at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, and many other amazing trees from around the world that have captured the imagination this year!

Photo of the unique upside down  Christmas tree in Paris courtesy of the Huffington Post.

Photo of the unique upside down Christmas tree in Paris courtesy of the Huffington Post.

If you would like to spark that same childlike wonder with your holiday lighting display, it is never too soon to begin thinking about next year’s Christmas lighting — on 364 days left and it will be here before you can blink!

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn more about our elegant outdoor lighting designs, including special event and holiday lighting today. We are looking forward to lighting your home and business in the New Year!  (615) 373 – 0638 email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Give the gift that promises to shine year after year; the gift of outdoor lighting!

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Giving the gift of outdoor lighting be treasured long after the excitement of the holiday fades.

The “big day” is just a few weeks away and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville has just the gift to please that special someone on your list this year — the gift of light! Nothing makes a more classic and treasured gift than the gift of outdoor lighting at your home.

Outdoor lighting will add character, and curb appeal to your home. It can also help aid in making your property more secure and safer in the evening. Our landscape lighting will make your landscape the one that turns heads, improving curb appeal! Our up-lighting and architectural lighting can be used to accentuate your home’s distinct features and add drama and beauty to your landscape. Our deck and patio lighting will add function and fun to your outdoor living in the evening creating a safer backyard that is loaded with ambiance. In essence, outdoor lighting is one of the few gifts that you can give that will keep giving season after season, year after year, and most importantly it will be treasured long after the excitement of the holiday fades.

Imagine enjoying season after season with outdoor lighting!

Imagine enjoying season after season with outdoor lighting

Beautiful outdoor lighting is timeless.

Beautiful outdoor lighting is timeless.

If you are in search of a gift with “staying power” that promises years of enjoyment, then outdoor lighting is the perfect fit! Outdoor Lighting Perspectives can prepare a gift certificate in any denomination to present to your special someone on Christmas or perhaps you would even like to treat yourself? Our talented outdoor lighting designers specialize in creating soft, natural-looking exterior lighting that will turn your property into pure enchantment in the evening.

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Outdoor lighting makes the perfect gift.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today to take advantage of the perfect gift for that special someone, or give one to yourself. Our outdoor lighting designs are unforgettable and timeless because they never go out of style. This will be the one gift that keeps on giving year after beautiful year. (615) 373 – 0638 email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

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John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

 Please visit our website and our Houzz galleries for more examples of our magical outdoor lighting designs!

Clippity Clop and Merry Christmas — Don’t Miss the Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides in Historic Hillsboro-West End This Weekend!

Hillsboro, West End Christmas lighting Carriage ToursOutdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville wants to invite everyone out to enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride December 6th 7th in the historic Hillsboro-West End neighborhood to view the holiday lights! We are proud to be part of the festivities this year as we installed the temporary landscape lighting in honor of the occasion.

Carriage_toursCome one, come all to enjoy the magic of historic Hillsboro-West End in all its holiday splendor as a festive 30-minute clip-clopping tour takes you past lovely, decorated homes, many built in the 1920’s. In addition to the horse-drawn carriage tours there will also be live music,caroling, refreshments and hot cider! Carriages depart every 30 minutes beginning at 4:30 PM with the last tour beginning at 8:00PM. Tickets are $22.50. Children under 2 who sits on an adult’s lap ride free. Of the ticket price, $18 is tax-deductible. Tickets available for parties of 12 or more for $20 offered only for the 7:30 pm and 8 pm rides each night. Call 593-5259 for availability or visit their website at http://www.hwen.org/tour.

Nashville Christmas LightingOutdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville provides temporary and special event lighting for celebrations and special occasions such as weddings, outdoor proms, graduation and birthday celebrations, family reunions, residential and commercial or corporate outdoor (and indoor) events you have planned. Our large selection of fixtures, including festival lighting and LED lighting combine with our experience in utilizing unique lighting techniques enable us to create an atmosphere that embraces the moment perfectly!

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Contact us today to learn more about our special event lighting options. (615) 373 – 0638 Email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com  




Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is proud to be part of Christmas at the Capital for the 3rd year in a row!

This years Nashville Christmas tree prior to lighting

The giant Norway spruce was harvested from the Cumberland Forest in East Tennessee.

It is with great pride that Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville was asked to light and decorate the capital tree in downtown Nashville this year! This is our third year of being in charge of making the season merry and bright for so many Nashville residents, and visitors alike.

This year’s giant Norway spruce was harvested from the Cumberland Forest in East Tennessee and promises to be decked out in its holiday best! The official tree lighting ceremony is due to take place this evening at 5:30 outside the Tennessee State Capitol where Governor Bill Haslam and his wife, Crissy, will be in charge of lighting the State’s official Christmas tree!

Everyone is invited to the tree lighting this evening to watch the magic happen! Here’s a sneak peek of what’s in store this evening…

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville lighting the 2014 Nashville capital tree

Our talented crew busy adding the finishing touches to the state’s official Christmas tree.

We were honored to be part of this year’s festivities and hope that everyone enjoys the tree this year!

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn how we can make the holiday lighting at your home or business just as memorable. Call us at (615) 373 – 0638 and make this Christmas a time to remember and cherish.
Email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

See more holiday magic with holiday lighting by visiting our holiday lighting gallery located on our website.


The Excitement is Mounting in Historic Downtown Centerville!

Our "in progress" installation made news in the Hickman County Times!

Our “in progress” installation made news in the Hickman County Times!

Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville we are proud to be able to share the excitement marking the arrival of the holiday season. From homes to historic venues we are entering the “countdown” period when locales all over Middle Tennessee will be “hitting the switch” as holiday lighting brings the magic of the season to life. We have been busy designing and installing holiday lighting for many of the ceremonies scheduled to take place over the coming weeks including the festivities taking place in Historic Centerville, TN!

We want to invite you and your to witness the magic first hand! Mark your calendar for November 29th 5 pm – 8 pm., for the Hickman County Chamber Christmas Open house! Many businesses on the square will be open late for you Christmas shopping and the historic Courthouse has been beautifully lit for Christmas by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives!  The “switch” is set to flip promptly at 6 pm. We designed the display using a mixture of classic C6 and C9 LED bulbs to add an air of nostalgia. The display is also fully operable through a convenient wireless remote control.

Here's a sneek peek at the magic set to unfold in Centerville:

Here’s a sneak peek at the magic set to unfold in Centerville:

In addition to shopping and enjoying the holiday lights, Crossroads Cowboy Church Praise Band will be performing Christmas music, Santa Claus will be visiting with children in the Chamber office. Hot chocolate and hot apple cider will be available inside the historic Courthouse and members of Historic Downtown Centerville, Inc. will be selling the Courthouse Christmas ornament and the old “Centreville” Hotel ornament. It’ll be a great family time you don;t want to miss!

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn how we can make the holiday lighting at your home or business memorable. Call us at (615) 373 – 0638 and make this Christmas a time to remember and cherish.
Email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

You can see more holiday lighting magic on our website and in our Houzz image galleries!

Our own Bob Lyons Sr. goes live on the airways with endless ideas for making this Christmas the merriest!

podcast-logo-Porch Ideas NetworkOutdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville was filling the airwaves last week when our own Bob Lyons Sr. was featured on Porch Ideas Network via podcast with Mary and Dave. The segment featured Christmas Light Decorating Ideas for Your Front Porch and Yard and secrets on creating wonderful holiday light displays and installing outdoor Christmas lights safely.

This informative and fun segment covered every area of holiday lighting, including choosing the colors you like best and desired location of your display. Here’s a peek:

Colorful Nashville Holiday Lighting

Colorful Nashville Holiday Lighting.

“What you first have to decide is what color you want to use or whether you want to use all white or clear. And then you have to decide whether you want to augment it with different features like starbursts, wreaths, garland, or other holiday decorations.” 

“Then you have to decide if it’s better to concentrate on one area of your yard or porch (and do it really well) or broaden out (and possibly not do as good a job overall).”

Nashville lighted stars in trees

Nashville lighted starburst in trees.

The variety of colored LED lighting used in holiday lighting displays was also covered at great length during the segment. In addition, proper spacing of holiday lighting, power requirements, tree wrap holiday lighting and how we combine strings of lights for a cohesive effect were all hot topics!

We can’t divulge ALL our secrets! But you can listen to the full audio program with Bob Lyons Sr. for more lighting tips.

Elegant Nashville Holiday Lighting

Elegant Nashville Holiday Lighting.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives serves Middle Tennessee and the Nashville area in providing residential and commercial outdoor lighting. Our installations are beautiful, timeless and can turn you home, business and landscape into a true work of art, after dark!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville vanContact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn how we can make the outdoor lighting and holiday lighting at your home or business memorable. Call us at (615) 373 – 0638 today
Email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

You can also listen to the podcast here, or you may download the segment free on iTunes here.