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Dazzling light display in Indiana boasts over 100,000 lights

Posted at 11:28 PM, Dec 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-26 12:32:47-05

WEST HARRISON, Ind. — When it comes to holiday light displays, it's go big or go home.

George and Dot Weaver decided to go big with their home.

Located in West Harrison, IN, their farm's display covers several acres of the property, and boasts more than 100 thousand lights. It's a spectacle that draws visitors from far and wide.

"We put one strand of lights on the front porch," said George. "That was the beginning of it."

Cut to many years later, and the display now has so many decorations the couple has to begin setting up in October. When most people are preparing for Halloween, the Weavers are outside checking their lights, going through every one - which takes about a week. Then they rent a bucket lift for trees.

The display, hot chocolate for families to warm their hands on, the sugary cookies children devour as they watch the display are all free.

"Everybody does their own thing," said George. "Some people are on the fire department. Some people in politics. Some people this way or that way. This is us."

Visitors come to marvel at the display each year, and each year it gets bigger and bigger, all created with the simple purpose of bringing joy to their family, friends, neighbors, and community.