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Christmas Display Lights Up Hayfield

Updated: 12/25/2013 10:56 PM
Created: 12/25/2013 10:52 PM KAALtv.com
By: Steph Crock

(ABC 6 News) -- People were able to avoid the cold and still see quite the light show in Hayfield. The "Severson Christmas Light Drive-Thru" is a family tradition that's been around for roughly 15 years. The family not only sets up the holiday display, but they actually make most of what you'll see out there.

"My dad's 79, and my mom's 75, and I’m in my fifties, and we do the majority of the work ourselves so it takes a little bit longer," laughed one of the owners, Theresa Severson.

Their bright lights and moving displays are a big attraction for families and kids of all ages. "He loves Christmas lights, so it was fun to see his reaction," said one of the mother's there.

Plus there’s another popular feature, many of the displays are synchronized to Christmas music. "There's roughly 300 cords that are 200 feet long, so that takes a week just to lay out the cords for that display," said Theresa.

As popular as it's become, the Severson’s don't accept money for their display, just donations to the Hayfield Community Volunteer Ambulance Service.

They say they do this each year, simply to spread holiday cheer. "It's kind of nice listening to all these people say, 'Hey, you're a part of our tradition,' and then we get the emails from people that say, 'My fiancé proposed to me in your area, can we come back again?'... So, I think we've had three or four proposals," said Theresa.

The Seversons hope more families will make stopping by an annual tradition. "It's really just nice giving them something that they can look forward to and come back and look at each year," said Theresa.

If you still want to stop by this season, you can! The display will stay up through the end of December. The light show goes from 5:00pm until 10:30pm.

For directions you can visit their Facebook page.



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