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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"}]
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I use them as night lights in the home. They provide good light and they remind me of Christmas in my childhood as our tree was always lighted with bubble lights.
January 20, 2020
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Must have!!
As a child we always had the magic of bubble lights. Makes your tree enchanted. Can’t find them anywhere but through you. Had a disastrous house fire which destroyed almost everything I owned including almost 60 years of my Christmas decorations
January 19, 2020
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Bubble Light Strand
Very satisfied with the bubble light strand. I do wish the blue fluid filled bubble lights would bubble. They do not.
December 17, 2019
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great love them I remember when my grandmother had theses when I was small very nice
November 14, 2019
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The decoration of my early youth
These are perfectly made to bring back memories of you past. Now for the present times.
June 20, 2019
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Yes, yes
I love bubble lights. I bought a string of them from you several years ago. I loved them so i decided to buy another string of them
February 3, 2019
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I would buy this product again.
I like the bubble lights very much. They bring back memories of my childhood. I may purchase another string.
December 30, 2018
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I'm getting more next year!
I LOVE these bubble lights! We had the same type of lights as kids in the 50's on our Christmas tree. They bring back special memories.
December 25, 2018
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I may have to buy another set.
Love these, So pretty.
December 5, 2018
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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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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.

Thank you,

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!
How many lights are on a strand?
A shopper on Jan 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: There are 7 Lights per strand..If you purchase more than one...they do connect together...There is a plug on one end, a socket on the other...therefore you can keep adding them together.. We love ours...Very nostalgic..They brought back many fond memories, of Christmases, when I was a child..( many years past ) 😱
can you string the sets together?
A shopper on Nov 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they work well strung together.
catalog says 14.99?
A shopper on Oct 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Please enter the catalog source code during the checkout process to take advantage of the catalog sale prices or special offers. We hope this information will be of help to you.
My question is how do you keep the lights on the tree,standing straight up ,I have 3 sets and can't use them bubble lights, I love them ??
A shopper on Sep 28, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Keep the cord tight and try to balance them on the branches below them.We hope this information will be of help to you.

Thank You,
Walter Drake
Do you ship to the uk?
Jdo79 on Dec 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. We do ship to the UK. In the shopping cart please select ship international. We hope this information will be of help to you.

Thank You,
Walter Drake
how many sets for a 6 foot tree?
Jean D on Dec 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. As many as you would like. We hope this information will be of help to you.
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