The holiday season is one of our favorites for many reasons.

For one, it’s the best time of the year to hang out with your close friends and family and remember how much you appreciate them. Secondly, what isn’t spectacular about cuddling up next to the fireplace to watch holiday movies and drink hot cocoa? Lastly, we love looking at all the holiday outdoor lighting on Sarasota homes and businesses!

Are you getting ready to hang up your holiday outdoor lights for the season? Well, you’re in luck, because in today’s blog post we’ll be going over a few tips you should keep in mind when it comes to hanging your holiday outdoor lights. At Franklin Lighting, we have a large selection of outdoor lighting in our Sarasota lighting showroom that will last you for when the holidays have officially come and gone. Contact us today for more information.

Continue reading below for our list of pro-tips to keep in mind when you finally decide to hang your holiday outdoor lights for the season.

Start Out Small

If you have no previous experience hanging holiday lights, don’t be afraid to take it easy your first year and not go full Griswold. Throw some string lights on a few of your trees or bushes to serve as main focal points, then add to your collection each year as you get a little more experience.

Test Your Lights

Believe us, you don’t want to spend a few hours hanging up lights on your roof to only find out that there are a few that need to be replaced — or that none of them are working at all.

Avoid this by plugging all of your holiday lights into outlets before hanging them up, ensuring that they’re working properly.

Attach Outdoor Lights To Your Shuttlers/Shingles

Using designated light clips, attach any roof holiday outdoor lights to your gutters. Double check that all of your lights are pointing in the right direction for a more uniformed look.

If your home doesn’t have gutters, you can use light clips to attach your holiday outdoor lighting to your shingles instead — all you have to do is flip the clip around.

Make Any Final Outdoor Lighting Touches

After your roof is good to go, add lights to your trees, railings and other elements of your home for a full effect. Whether you use multi-colored lights or traditional white lights (or even both), get creative and have fun!


Now that all your hard work is done, take the time to enjoy your finished outdoor lighting masterpiece! Bundle up, pour yourself some hot chocolate, and revel in the holiday-themed beauty of your home.

Shop Outdoor Lighting in Sarasota That Will Last You All Year

If you’re looking for non-holiday themed outdoor lighting in Sarasota, browse lighting products at our Sarasota lighting showroom. At Franklin Lighting, we’re proud to offer large selections of outdoor wall sconces, outdoor chandeliers, outdoor fans and more.

Whether you want to totally upgrade your permanent outdoor lighting situation for your home or you need brand new outdoor lights for your newly constructed business, we know you’ll find something you love in our selection. Visit our lighting showroom today to see our light fixtures in-person or to speak with a lighting expert about your plans.

You can reach us by calling (941) 585-0043 or by completing our online form.