Ah, the holiday season. The one time a year when even the "Bah, humbug"-iest of folks can take a step back, take a deep breath and bask in the magic of outdoor illumination.
With the month of December just about over, HuffPost Chicago wanted to reach out to our readers and feature some of the most breathtaking displays of holiday lights that the Chicago area has to offer. Whether it's a shot from your own home, that blindingly bright place down that street or a display that caught your eye in a store window or city park, send us your photos (either by uploading them below via the "+ Add a slide" button or by e-mailing them to email@example.com) and we'll include them in the slideshow.
Now's your chance to show off that sparkle, Chicago! We've offered up a selection of recent photos taken around the city for inspiration. Thanks to everyone who already contributed to the gallery!