Donations for the Reindeer Flight School’s electric fund are also appreciated.
“We have a donation mailbox that helps us pay for the electric bill,” Richard said. “We thank the community for donating; it has helped a lot. It’s part of our success to keep this going every year.”
To visit the Phillips residence at 101 Sportsman Circle NE, take U.S. Highway 441 North and make a right on Sportsman Club Road by Serenity Wellness Spa, then turn right onto the third street off the right.
“Come meet Santa and take lots of pictures,” Richard said. “People can park on the side of the road as long as they do not block driveways. We are located on a circle, so people can go around so they don’t have to make a U-turn.”
Heading back toward town near Kroger, Tammy Lee has displayed more than 10,000 lights at her home on 129 Kenan Dr. NW for more than 10 years.
“I add something new to the display each year. Our neighbors have been enjoying it for quite some time,” she said. “We have several lighted reindeer, a 9-foot Christmas tree, a candy cane arch, a LED snowman, lights in bushes and Dogwood trees, and the whole house is lined with Christmas lights.”
New to this year’s layout include a 6-foot Eiffel Tower, spiral trees and many more LED lights.
“We bought all of the decorations and we’ve been adding to it over time. Last year at the end of the Christmas season, we were lucky to catch some of the items at closeout prices,” Lee said. “It take a lot of time and money. The power bill doubles at this time of the year.”
Visitors can take pleasure in the Christmas display between 6 and 9 p.m. every day until after Christmas Day.