Light from on high ... stars ... candles burning bright -- they all dispel the darkness and illuminate with hope.

The uplifting power of light is an element common to many different beliefs traditionally celebrated during the holiday season, Christmas and Hanukkah chief among them.

As a reflection of that celebratory spirit, homes around Westport are glowing -- nay, dazzling -- with arrays and displays of holiday lights and decorations of all sorts.

Take a look at some of the Christmas lights making Westport such a bright spot for the holidays.