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[{"textkey":1,"title":"Description","text":"The wonder of your childhood Christmas holidays was only enhanced by the magic of the old-fashioned Christmas bubble lights that trimmed your family\u0027s Christmas tree. Although these nostalgic lights were originally found in England, they were first patented in the U.S. in the 1940s. Their popularity spanned the 1940s to the 1970s before miniature Christmas lights became the go-to tree lighting option. Today, Christmas bubble lights are reminiscent of the simpler times in our childhoods; they are also used to create a retro, vintage vibe in your home\u0027s Christmas décor. If you\u0027re a fan of these nostalgic bubble light Christmas tree lights, you know just how difficult they are to find. You\u0027ve come to the right place for Christmas bubble lights: Walter Drake.\u003cBr\u003eEach liquid-filled vial is heated by the enclosed incandescent light bulb, causing the liquid to bubble and boil. The result? A positively mesmerizing, decorative effect! Made from glass and heat-resistant plastic, each of our Christmas tree bubble strand lights have seven 4 1/2\u0022 high Christmas bubble lights that are spaced 19\u0022 apart."},{"textkey":0,"title":null,"text":null},{"textkey":0,"title":null,"text":null},{"textkey":0,"title":null,"text":null},{"textkey":5,"title":"Features","text":"9\u0027 lighted length; 11\u0027 overall length, including lead; Seven screw-in Christmas bubble light; Each bubble light is 4 1/2\u0022 high; Bubble lights are spaced 19\u0022 apart on cord; UL-listed; Set of three replacement bulbs available"}]
Replacement Bubble Lights - Set Of 3

Illuminate your tree with nostalgic replacement bubble lights. Bulbs concealed in bases light up these bubbling red and orange “candles.” Bubble light replacements are glass and heat-resistant plastic. UL® listed. Set of 3 replacement bulbs.

  • Set of 3
  • 4 1/2" high each
  • UL listed for safety
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These light match perfectly the ones I bought years ago. I'm happy to add to,that. They remind me of old fashioned Christmases when they are on my tree. I got them after the tree was decorated, so I didn't get a chance to use them this year.
January 1, 2017
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Justt What I Expected!
My grandmother had these on her tree, and they bring back wonderful memories.
December 26, 2016
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Absoutley Mezmorizing
I will be using these on my christmas tree this year. Have always wanted a set but could never find one affordably priced, until I found Miles Kimball.
November 22, 2013
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Wonderful Purchase!
I needed to match Bubble Light sets that I bought many years ago. Found what I needed at Kimball's. Am a satisfied customer of Kimball's have shopped there previously in years past. Knew that the merchandise is what they advertise.
December 13, 2011
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I have wanted thes for along time but could never find any.
I'm 73 yrs old and can remember having these on our tree when I was a child. They brought back so many grand memories. Thank you for having them and for the great prices and free shipping. I will definitely use your company again
December 25, 2016
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Bubble lights
My kids grew up with bubble lights and were devastated to find out they couldn't find them in stores anywhere to share with their children. They were delighted to open their Christmas present from Mom n Dad and find their first string of bubble lights to start their Christmas traditionally decorated tree with family bubble lights! Thanks!
January 5, 2011
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Decorated our window. We did not receive the replacement bulbs but the lights are great
December 29, 2016
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Don't usually write reviews but I will with these lights. I have loved them since I was a child but never had gotten any. Because of your sale I was able to get these. Thank you! I do
LOVE them.
February 1, 2016
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Great look
I bought these to decorate my mantles this Christmas for my 3 year old granddaughter. I plugged them in to make sure they work as Christmas is a way off -they brought back lots of wonderful childhood memories
October 28, 2018
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I just plugged them in and they were all burning.
I have used bubble lights for years and enjoy them so much. I hope you keep having them in your catalog.
January 28, 2017
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needed new strands to make mantle set-up for next year
Marilyn T on Jan 7, 2019
Danne R on Dec 10, 2018
needed new strands to make mantle set-up for next year
Marilyn T on Jan 7, 2019
Love them on my Christmas tree. Hard to find new ones. My grandchildren love them also.
Charlene C on Dec 30, 2018
Danne R on Dec 10, 2018
Childhood memories...
Hortensia T on Dec 10, 2018
Love these as a child
JOYCE B on Nov 30, 2018
Helen K on Nov 4, 2018
I have purchased these in the past. So happy with them that I am ordering more. These were always on our tree when we were children. Thanks for the memories!
Ginny H on Oct 4, 2018
give an old time look to your tree and kids love watching the bubbles
Cynthia S on Mar 15, 2018
Helen D on Jan 21, 2018
I picked this out because they have the best price among any others who sell this product. I searched and found this to be the best one out there...
David P on Jan 18, 2018
need these bulbs for some of mine are burned out
Eva W on Jan 17, 2018
Like it
Don B on Jan 16, 2018
Classic look. I already have one set and love how they look on our tree during the holidays.
Courtney R on Jan 13, 2018
I chose these for a tree that I decorate for a 50's theme.
Duane w on Jan 10, 2018
love them, need replacements
David M on Jan 9, 2018
This is the best price I could find on these vintage bubble candle tree lights.
Cindy C on Jan 8, 2018
I like it, old fashioned
Wayne B on Jan 5, 2018
old-time favorite
jay c on Jan 4, 2018
Good price. Love the lights.
Diane N on Jan 4, 2018
My grandmother had these when I was growing up and I thought they were the coolest thing ever.
Jeanmarie M on Jan 3, 2018
these remined me of my grandfather,I may use the nightlites all year long .I really loves these lights!!
B U on Jan 3, 2018
Childhood memory
Lucretia S on Jan 3, 2018
Added to existing sets.
s e on Jan 2, 2018
I had them as a child and always loved them
Judi Z on Dec 31, 2017
needed replacements
W I on Dec 31, 2017
Have one set already. Wanted more.
Elizabeth W on Dec 31, 2017
reminds me of my childhood memories
Debbie S on Dec 29, 2017
We had these when I was a child - a long time ago - and I have some now. Recently a friend mentioned them, so I just had to buy some for her.
Charles S on Dec 22, 2017
great and nostalgic
james m on Dec 12, 2017
Had these as a kid - wanted to have them again to show our grandchildren.
Donald S on Dec 7, 2017
These lights remind my kids of their grandma who had them on her tree ❤️
Lisa B on Dec 6, 2017
Brings back memories.
Trina C on Dec 4, 2017
I love BUBBLE LIGHTS. We had them when I was a child.
LINDA B on Dec 4, 2017
Reminds me of my grandmas lights growing up
Theresa G on Dec 1, 2017
I have always loved these lights. Now I will enjoy them on my Christmas tree.
Concetta S on Nov 29, 2017
takes me back to my childhood.
Richard H on Nov 23, 2017
Memories from childhood
Sheila M on Nov 23, 2017
like them
Paul B on Nov 16, 2017
childhood memories
Dorothy A on Nov 13, 2017
My Mother had these as i was growing up and love them
Brenda B on Nov 11, 2017
Just love them have many already very retro
Carol M on Nov 10, 2017
Memories of Grandma's tree at Christmas. Now daughter bought house, which is 120 years old and restoring. Wonderful addition to her tree this year.
Judith S on Nov 7, 2017
My parents had these lights when I was a kid. I loved them then and can't wait to get these lights.
Karen N on Oct 23, 2017
My husband had been looking for these old time lights and wasn't able to find them until now. Our was so old they didn't work anymore, and they were something he liked seeing on the tree.
TERESA R on Sep 16, 2017
I love these lights. Reminds me of my childhood tree
M A on Aug 24, 2017
for brother
susan j on Jun 26, 2017
VERY hard to find replacements for our 50's tree. so I purchase when found
katherine h on May 19, 2017
Chosen because Walter Drake is reliable in quality and service.
yatsevitch on Mar 17, 2017
Nephew loved grandma and grandpas when he was a kid.<br />Again, hard to find now. Birthday present....
Juliann L on Mar 1, 2017
childhood memories
Denise K on Jan 24, 2017
Love them on my Christmas tree. Hard to find new ones. My grandchildren love them also.
Charlene C on Dec 30, 2018
Childhood memories...
Hortensia T on Dec 10, 2018
A shopper on Nov 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. These are the only bubble lights we carry.We hope this information will be of help to you.

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Walter Drake
do these clip on?
Ginger G on Oct 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I bought these for my grandkids and send some to my daughter I believe they do clip on as the old ones did. However I am not absolutely positive. They are beautiful and I believe somewhat larger than the ones I had as a child.
Do these lights make bubbles or are there silver flakes in the tubes to represent bubbles?
Edward Z on Nov 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The liquid in the bubble lights make actual bubbles. The liquid is an alcohol solution which boils at a lower temperature than water. The lights under the tube are hot enough to boil the liquid. I have loved these from childhood and think it's great to have a source to get replacements. The quality is great!