The average American takes down their lights for the holidays in early January. The average date being January 5th.

For many around the world, January 5 or 6 marks the Epiphany ‒ the final day of the 12 days of Christmas and the time for all holiday decorations to come down. For others, the second week of January is a typical time for the holiday lights to be unplugged and stored away until next year.

I for one was the type of person who leaned later and usually took down my tree and lights in the middle of January, but I absolutely love the holidays, and wish I could leave my lights up year round. I however would not like to be known as the "weird Christmas lights guy" in my neighborhood. This lead me to ask the question, is their a unanimous date for people to take down their lights?

As previously stated the average date is January 5th. That still seems a bit early to me. So now I'd love to see what The Quad Cities thinks.

While there is no "rule" (excluding areas with a Homeowners Association (HOA) or Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs).)  on when to take down lights, the proper time that is agreed upon by the internet seems to be between January 1st and 6th for out door lights, and for indoor lights the average is between January 1st and 14th.

While I plan on keeping my tree up till the end of January, I and many others will be taking their out door lights down at the beginning of 2021.

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