Halloween Light Show? Yes! Where In Missouri Can We Go To See One?
When you think about light displays, you probably think more about Christmas. I mean there is a TV show called The Great Christmas Light Fight where people spend a small fortune to decorate their homes with the most extravagant light displays you can imagine. Well there is a family in Pevely Missouri that could probably give them a run for their money. But for this family, it is a Halloween display.
The above video will give you a hint about what you might be seeing...supercharged this year. Justin Lenhard and his family put this display together last year. It actually got shut down. Well this year, the town of Festus Missouri is allowing this wonderful Halloween display to be in their town, instead of Justin's home. The epic Halloween light show at Festus City Park will feature 66,000 computer-controlled lights and three miles of wires.
Justin says this display will be three times bigger than the year before. How big? Apparently you will be able to see the show from 5 miles away and have eight massive moving spotlights. Lenhard said there are 17 computers running the show, and there are 15 songs all synced to music you listen to in your car when you tune in to 99.7 FM radio. Oh, and the display will be 100 feet and 25 feet tall.
It was so well received last year by people who saw it, that he is really going bigger this year. The town of Festus built the structure that will hold this light display in July. This display might even end up being a Guinness World Record. The Guinness Book of World Records has accepted the family’s application for the largest light show in the world.
The Lenhard’s have a donation box set up to raise money for the Jefferson County Rescue Mission, which helps families in need, and 100 percent of all proceeds will go to them. The lights are on display every night starting Thursday from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. It is free. I hope they end up in the Guinness Book of World Records. I might need to take the 3 hour drive to see the display.