Christmas lights glow and glisten all across our area to help get us in the Christmas spirit. One family in Northwest Arkansas has taken their light show to a whole new level. We explore the Stewart Family Christmas Light Display in this week's Adventure Arkansas.
225,000 lights and over 200 inflatables brighten up the Stewart Family's yard on 4423 Wyman Road in Fayetteville. Carlin Stewart says they started with the display in 2003 with just 3,000 lights and 2 inflatables, including a Giant Frosty, and it's grown ever since.
"This year we've added about 50,000 lights compared to last year. The biggest transition this year has been going from incandescent to LED."
Stewart says the LED last longer and will cut his electric bill in half. Also added this year was a fully operational train, and Santa also makes regular appearances too! Stewart says he and his family along with helper Parker Hays start hanging the lights themselves in August and finish the display around mid November.
Hays loves seeing how the display lights up people's Christmas spirits.
"My favorite part is seeing someone's reactions, is just seeing all the families and how much they enjoy this. It makes you feel good knowing you've worked so hard and so long on all the time you spent into this and knowing that it's a positive outlook."
Stewart says he does it all for the community.
"This, this right here is what it's all about. It's all about making memories for each individual and family, and hopefully we will be able to do this for many more years to come."
He plans to have over a quarter of a million lights for next year's display.
The display runs from 5:30 to 9:30 nightly though January first. It is free for the public, though donations are appreciated.
They will start taking it down mid January, and it takes about a month to completely take down.
Visit here for more information.
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