Mobile Apps for Holiday Lights

One of the most endearing traditions of the Holidays is going on a tour of local Holiday lights. Using Grandstand, your community or neighborhood can create their own iPhone and Android Holiday Lights app guide to finding the best lighting displays. All of our apps contain custom maps where you can turn addresses into map pins. Add to that, custom Holiday quizzes, scavenger hunts, and even coupons for local vendors and you have an app that will become a part of your local Holiday traditions.

Starting at just $299 for the build-your-own app, users will download the Grandstand Events app in the App Store and then click on your app at the top of the list (since it is based on geo-coordinates). Stand-alone apps with your cities brand start at just $1,999 with full design and setup included.

New for 2018!

Holiday Lights Map

Imagine being able to drive around and easily see where great displays of nearby Holiday lights are. With the custom maps tool you can create a custom and interactive list of all the best sights and sounds for the Holiday. You can even create custom filters to add parade routes, non-light displays or even local businesses that might be supporting the app or a community event.

Setting up your map couldn’t be easier. Simply paste in the address or click on a map in our Grandstand Admin web-based tool and you can easily associate a Holiday lights location with a pin on your map.

You can also include a form to collect community suggestions for your map.

Scavenger Hunt

Create an interactive game by adding a scavenger hunt to your Holiday lights app. At each location stop the users can verify they are there with a code entry. This is a great way to get your attendees to explore specific light displays or even local merchants. Even better, create a unique redemption coupon or prize for users that complete a configurable percentage of the stops.



Holiday Quiz

Add to the fun and conversation during the Holiday lights tour with a custom quiz where you set the questions. These can be multiple choice, single choice or text entry. Even better, you can score the quiz and award participants with coupons or prizes by tying it into our coupon and rewards module.



Alerts & Notifications

With custom alerts we give you the power to reach out to your app users at specific times. We offer three different types of alert setups. The first and most basic is a single alert that every app user can either opt in or out of. The second type allows your users to toggle the types of alerts they want to receive. Then, using our Grandstand App Builder tools you select the subgroup you want to send to, craft your message, and hit send. It’s as simple as that.

In addition, you can include custom action items that will take the user from the alert to the holiday lights app to a video, for example. You can even schedule all of your alerts for your event before it starts, and have our system send them out at your predetermined time.

Photo Booth

Any app can include a link to the camera feature on a phone, but we take it one step further with a unique photo booth feature that allows your users to add various enhancements to their photos, including your event logo, hashtag, and other theme items. By creating a custom experience for your users they are shown to not only take more photos but to more frequently share them via social media. Even better, we give your users multiple choices of filters that they can preview just by swiping left to right after taking the photo. Filters can be custom created to match your brand.


Prove how effective the holiday lights app is to your vendors by offering redeemable coupons directly from the vendor pages or following an interactive game completion. These coupons can be set to be redeemable only once or unlimited with multiple types of redemption options. You can even create a form that the user must fill out before redeeming the coupon to gain even more demographic data.

In addition to coupons, offer your vendors ad space in the app, including loading page spots, and lower banners on each page of the app.


Event Schedule

Many communities have events going on throughout the Holiday season. Add an event schedule to your app complete with event reminders and links to further details or tickets for each event.

Custom List & Food Finder

One of our most powerful tools is our custom list builder that allows you to create and manage Local Vendors or Sponsors, or anything else you might want to serve up in list form. Using our Grandstand App Builder you control the order of the list, can set priority tiers to represent varying levels (donor levels, for example) and provide custom action items direct from each list item. For some lists you might want to send them to a webpage for each item. For some you might want to direct the user to a specific area on the map. Or you could mix and match.

Social Media

All of our apps have social media hooks built into nearly every screen of the holiday lights app. If you are on the schedule page you are encouraged to share specific events via your social feeds and provided with one-click links to do so. If you are on the map page you are encouraged to check-in at various venues. If you are on the News page you are given the opportunity to post via a specific hashtag for your event.


Robust Search

Allow your users to search through schedules, vendor lists, sponsors, map locations, and results all from a single search box on the home page. In addition, each section has its own built-in search for context-sensitive searching.