We invited our readers and members to send us photos of the best holiday decorations in their towns so we could see the ways that people are brightening their communities this winter. Here's what they sent us.

From Meg Dunn in Fort Collins, CO:

"We wrap a gajillion lights around all the trees downtown. They'll be up till sometime in February." 

From Dena Binden in Minden, NE:

"The Christmas City."

From Sara Turner in Loveland, CO:

"This is a photo of our brand new Christmas tree in Loveland, CO right outside our historic Rialto Theater. We had a beautiful tree lighting ceremony and festival to celebrate."

From Andrew Price in Hoboken, NJ:

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From Darrin Obenland in Manhattan, KS:

"Blue Earth Plaza is spectacular."

From Jessica Irons in Rockford, IL:

From Stephanie Bell in Jefferson City, MO:

"Last year we produced this video which shows many of the great holiday decorations in our small town."

Thanks to everyone who submitted photos, and may your holidays be merry and bright.