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Tacky Christmas Lights Tour

In 1990, The RTD borrowed an idea from a local entrepreneur, Barry "Mad Dog" Gottlieb, to encourage a "Tacky Christmas Lights Tour" also known by locals as the "Tacky Light Tour". Every week, the RTD lists the addresses of houses where the most tacky Christmas lights can be found. This tradition has begun to spread to other cities, like Fairfax, Virginia (DC area) as well as San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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Richmond Times-Dispatch - History and Notable Accomplishments - Tacky Christmas Lights Tour
... entrepreneur, Barry "Mad Dog" Gottlieb, to encourage a "Tacky Christmas Lights Tour" also known by locals as the "Tacky Light Tour" ... Every week, the RTD lists the addresses of houses where the most tacky Christmas lights can be found ...

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