An after-dinner drive down streets of festively-lit Wasaga homes is a holiday treat. The tradition of decorating for Christmas with electric lights dates back to 1882. An associate of Thomas Edison strung some electric lights together as an experiment and draped them around a Christmas tree for passersby to view. After the White House tree followed suit, the practice spread. The practice of adorning homes with lights grew after the second world war. Today, about 40% of Canadian households use energy-saving LED lighting in their holiday décor. Enjoy the scenery!