SAN DIEGO — The holiday spirit is infectious, especially when it comes to lighting displays on homes in San Diego.

Thumbtack, an app helping millions of homeowners to care for their homes, compiled a top 20 list of the “Most Festive Cities in the U.S.” based on data from millions of home projects booked from across all 50 states.

America’s Finest City placed number 20 while San Francisco came in at number 8 among locations in California.

Here’s where other cities ranked on the list:

  1. Austin, Texas
  2. Dallas Ft. Worth, Texas
  3. Seattle, Washington 
  4. Houston, Texas
  5. Denver, Colorado
  6. Phoenix, Arizona
  7. Atlanta, Georgia
  8. San Francisco, California
  9. Kansas City, Missouri 
  10. San Antonio, Texas
  11. Chicago, Illinois
  12. Orlando, Florida
  13. Tampa, Florida
  14. Nashville, Tennessee
  15. Portland, Oregon
  16. West Palm Beach, Florida
  17. Charlotte, North Carolina
  18. Raleigh, North Carolina
  19. Detroit, Michigan
  20. San Diego, California

David Steckel, home expert at Thumbtack, recommends homeowners hire a professional for light displays.

“Putting up lights is a festive way to decorate your house, but it can also be time consuming, stressful, and dangerous. Instead of taking the risk of falling off a ladder and spending the holidays on crutches or starting an electrical fire, hire a professional who will go over your options to make your vision come to life and use the right special equipment to hang everything safely and properly,” Steckel said.

If you don’t want to hire a professional, there are few ways of saving money, including purchasing your own lights, buying holiday lights during the offseason, choosing LED lights that will use less electricity, being selective and scheduling your light show.