On December 14th, 2015, ABC aired the third episode of season three of The Great Christmas Light Fight which brought in a viewership of 4.39 million people before the next episode began. Three neighborhoods from around the United States vied for a chance to take home $50,000 and the prestigious Christmas light trophy, designed after one featured on Crazy Christmas Lights in 2006 and presented by TackyLightTour.com. Judges score categories on each episode: “Use of Lights,” “Overall Design,” and “Christmas Spirit.” After careful consideration, judge Carter Oosterhouse decided which family had the most spectacular holiday display!
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Contestants of The Great Christmas Light Fight Season 3 Episode 3
Three neighborhoods from around the United States were highlighted on The Great Christmas Light Fight, competing for the grand prize of $50,000 and the title of the first ever winning neighborhood. Lights on Jeter Bend in Celebration, FL; Weikele Christmas Lights in Waipahu, HI; and Christmas on Comstock in Gilbert, AZ were the three featured neighborhoods that will deck their community with extraordinary holiday displays!
The Lights on Jeater Bend from Celebration, Florida
Celebration, Florida is a master-planned community located near Orlando. It was created in 1994 by The Walt Disney Company, who along with the local government, sought to create the perfect living environment for its residents. The town consists of residential areas, retail stores and restaurants – all connected by brick-paved paths and walkways. It encourages a healthy lifestyle with its various amenities that include top-notch schools, playgrounds, a beachfront park and lakeside trails. With an array of activities ranging from golfing at the five golf courses to attending community events such as art shows, concerts and festivals, Celebration has become one of Florida’s most desirable places to live.
The Wiekele Christmas Lights from Waipahu, Hawaii
The Waikele neighborhood featured on the Great Christmas Light Show is composed of fourteen homes synchronized to music. The neighborhood Christmas lights feature lights, lollipops, mobile ginger bread house, Santa in the window, and more animals. The Wiekele Christmas Lights, located in Waipahu, Hawaii, is one of the most spectacular public light displays of its kind. Every year, the Wiekeles festoon their property with over 250 thousand lights and a veritable rainbow of colors to celebrate the season. From sparkling snowflakes and soaring reindeer to smiling snowmen and multicolored globes – the family’s display truly embodies the holiday spirit! The Wiekeles use state-of-the-art LED lighting for their show, which can be enjoyed from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day each year. The Wiekele’s display is one of the most beloved holiday attractions in all of Hawaii and continues to draw large crowds from across the island and beyond.
The Christmas on Comstock in Gilbert, Arizona
The Christmas on Comstock, held annually in Gilbert, Arizona, is an incredible holiday experience for kids and adults alike. Every year, the event showcases more than half a million colorful lights that transform the community into a winter wonderland. Visitors can explore the illuminated streets on foot or take a ride on a holiday-themed trolley. The festival also features live music and entertainment, including visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus! In addition to festive decorations and family fun activities, there are plenty of vendors selling delicious treats ranging from donuts to kettle corn to hot chocolate. The Christmas on Comstock is one of Arizona’s most magical holiday celebrations – offering enjoyment for all ages!
The Hosts of The Great Christmas Light Fight Season 3 Episode 3
About Carter Oosterhouse of The Great Christmas Light Fight
Award-winning television host, carpenter and producer Carter Oosterhouse is best known for his role as the host of ABC’s hit holiday competition series, The Great Christmas Light Fight. Oosterhouse grew up on a small farm in Traverse City, Michigan and attended Central Michigan University to earn a degree in construction management. After graduating in 1996, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in television production.
For the past two decades, Oosterhouse has achieved great success with shows related to home improvement including Trading Spaces, The Biggest Loser, Million Dollar Rooms and Carter Can! His remarkable efforts have been acknowledged with an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Host in a Lifestyle/How-To Program. He has consistently demonstrated his dedication to helping people bring their home improvement projects to life — from simple lampshade replacements to constructing brand new room additions!
In 2013, Oosterhouse became the proud host of The Great Christmas Light Fight — providing families across America the chance to create amazing lighting displays that compete for a grand prize worth $50,000. As executive producer on the show too, he ensures its smooth running each season.
In his free time Carter Oosterhouse dedicates himself towards a multitude of dog rescues around California including Doggy Bonez & Catnip Dreams Animal Rescue in North Hollywood and Senior Paws Pet Adoptions based in Sherman Oaks.
About Taniya Nayak of The Great Christmas Light Fight
Taniya Nayak is an award-winning interior designer and television personality known for her work on HGTV, Food Network and a variety of DIY projects. She started as a design assistant on the hit series Trading Spaces and quickly moved up to become one of the show’s head designers.
Nayak’s unique style has allowed her to work on high-end luxury projects with brands like Robert Allen Design and Uttermost, as well as starred in her own shows such as Deserving Design with Taniya Nayak and Taniya’s Tea Room on The Cooking Channel. Her signature approach combines modern elements with classic sophistication while maintaining maximum comfortability throughout every project.
Most recently, she was picked as one of the judges for ABC’s popular holiday competition series The Great Christmas Light Fight alongside host Carter Oosterhouse where she provides meaningful input to help families design their dream holiday décor — all while competing for a grand prize worth $50,000!
Nayak also dedicates much of her time advocating for cancer awareness by visiting children’s hospitals across the US. She contributes to special needs programs like Special Olympics Massachusetts where she serves as honorary coach/celebrity mentor too.