December 06, 2016

20 Vintage Photos of Nela Park's Christmas Displays

General Electric has been lighting up Cleveland for Christmas for a very long time. Here's a look at their Christmas lighting displays through the years.

Photos courtesy Cleveland Memory Project

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Boy standing next to larger-than-life lighted toy soldier, 1980
Boy standing next to larger-than-life lighted toy soldier, 1980
Christmas display at Nela Park 1980.
Christmas display at Nela Park 1980.
Christmas Display at Nela Park includes a figure skater gliding on frozen pond of lights while a bobsledder in the background takes a ride down a hill of lights, 1958.
Christmas Display at Nela Park includes a figure skater gliding on frozen pond of lights while a bobsledder in the background takes a ride down a hill of lights, 1958.
Christmas display at Nela Park, 1939.
Christmas display at Nela Park, 1939.
Christmas trees at Nela Park, 1941
Christmas trees at Nela Park, 1941
Giant candy canes at Nela Park, 1950s.
Giant candy canes at Nela Park, 1950s.
Full Christmas display at Nela Park, 1980.
Full Christmas display at Nela Park, 1980.
House at Nela Park decorated for Christmas, 1945.
House at Nela Park decorated for Christmas, 1945.
Joy to the World lettering at G.E. Christmas display, 1957.
Joy to the World lettering at G.E. Christmas display, 1957.
Nearby house at Nela Park decorated for Christmas, 1957.
Nearby house at Nela Park decorated for Christmas, 1957.