We keep writing about all the Outer Banks holiday traditions—and there are a lot of them—but one that really stands out is the Poulos home Christmas display.

The Poulos house is back on Ocean Acres Drive just before the entrance to Nags Head Woods, and it is a spectacular holiday light show. But one of the nicest things about what the family has been doing for 45 years now, it that it is just that . . . one family’s gift to the Outer Banks and anyone else who happens buy.

It’s easy to find. Just turn at Pigman’s Barbecue in Kill Devil Hills and follow the road as it bends and goes up a hill. However, since generally cars are parked along the side of the road 200-300 yards before the road, there is no problem finding it.

For families with children—take the kids! It looks to be about three acres of the most amazing Christmas and holiday (there is a Chanukah menorah included) decorations ever assembled, and in the middle of it is Santa Claus. And hot chocolate.

If this doesn’t get you in the holiday spirit, nothing will.

There is no fee although there is a collection plate. Rumor has it his electric bills are in the thousands. Click here to learn more about our Holiday Rentals in Outer Banks!