Welcome to Christmas Decor by Arvidson

There’s nothing like the sight of a beautifully decorated home with dazzling lights to signal the holidays.

We love to see our communities sparkling with magnificent Christmas lights and festive holiday displays, and what can be more joyous this time of year than the holidays coming alive with the magic of glittering lights?

Crafting a winter wonderland with lights, garlands and wreaths takes time, hard work and expertise to produce that perfect touch of holiday cheer for your home.

With the help of Christmas Decor by Arvidson, holiday decorating and Christmas light installation professionals, your home will be the envy of your Crystal Lake, Palatine, St Charles, Glenview, Highland Park, Northbrook or Wilmette neighborhood.

“We were tired of throwing breakers, and our lights were a safety hazard. The people at Christmas Decor know what they are doing, and everything looks great!”

Bob and Joanne Williams – San Diego, CA

We train each designer in the latest design techniques, so your home looks its best during the holidays! Professional installers know how much your home means to you. They use property-friendly installation methods and extreme care to take care of what is yours. Count on us for longer-life bulbs, full, lush greenery, UL rated wire and heavy-duty components.


  • Custom Installation

    Our experienced, Christmas Decor designers evaluate and map your property, address your desires and create a Christmas lighting and decorating plan that accents the features of your home. We provide the full spectrum of decorating options so there is no limit on how you can show your Christmas spirit!

  • Proactive Service

    We want your property to look great all season long! We try to eliminate your frustrations with proactive service! Our technicians make at least two service visits during the holiday season to make sure everything is in working order.

  • Decoration Take-Down

    Just because the holiday season comes to an end, doesn’t mean our service does! After the holidays, we come back and take down the decorations, label each item and store it in our facility. This helps ensure the decorations custom designed for your property are perfectly reinstalled for you next year!

Frequently Asked Questions

How many years have you been designing and installing Christmas lights?

Christmas Decor has been decorating since 1986, and franchising since 1996.

How many homes have you decorated and in what areas?

We currently serve more than 40,000 customers in 48 states and Canada.

Does Christmas Decor carry liability insurance specifically designed for Christmas decorating?

Christmas Decor franchises are trained, insured professionals.

How much will it cost us to have our decorations installed and taken down?

Each installation is customized to the property—so the customer can invest as much—or as little—as they want! Each proposal is presented with a number of options. We help you build your decorating package over time!

Do we rent the decor, lease it or do we own it?

All decor is included in the service package. With Christmas Decor’s Service One program, you never own old, worn-out decor again! With our program, decor is automatically replaced when it needs to be – and you have the flexibility to change colors upon renewal!

There is no extra cost. Is there a cost to store our lights for next year?

The new Christmas Decor program is all-inclusive—one price for everything.

Is there a labor warranty just in case the lights stop working or there is a problem?

With Christmas Decor’s Service One program, maintenance is included in the price. We also conduct proactive service visits throughout the holiday season to make sure your program looks like it did the day we installed it.

Is there a difference between your lights and the ones I can buy at Wal Mart?

Absolutely! Our decor is manufactured to our specifications—longer-life bulbs and extra fullness on all of our greenery. We also feature UL-rated, outdoor extension cords, a variety of property-friendly installation accessories and commercial-grade specialty décor. You won’t find better quality anywhere!

Will you install lights that we already own and can you store them as well?

No, we cannot warranty the quality or workmanship of lights we do not provide.

Will we need to hire an electrician?

In most cases, no. But with larger installations, additional power sources may be needed.

Do we need to be home for the installation?

Not for exterior installations. Our trained installation crews are efficient elves and can complete an installation whether you are there or not.

Who do we contact for service should there be a problem?

You are provided with contact information for a service representative. We also provide proactive service calls during the season.

How far in advance do we need to contact you to get a bid and have the work done?

Contact your local service provider as early as possible. The decorating season is short, and our schedules tend to fill up by mid-November.

Can we determine the time that you take the decorations down?

Yes.  A Christmas Decor representative works with you to schedule a take-down appointment that is convenient for you.