Spring Lake Man Puts On High-Tech Christmas Light Display
I can’t be bothered to put up Christmas lights most years. In fact, I’m lucky if I have the time to get my Charlie Brown Christmas Tree up. But, that doesn’t mean that I don’t like Christmas lights, and I just discovered a display that I just may have to check out.
A Spring Lake man’s annual high-tech Christmas lights display is up and running again. A few months ago, a team of 150 volunteers helped Brad Boyink start stringing close to 300,000 LED lights around his house, plus 13 other houses in his cul-de-sac.
The Holiday Road Lights show is one of the largest neighborhood computerized displays in the country. Boyink uses 64 control computers for the show.
The show is free, but donations are accepted. All proceeds are donated to the Special Olympics.
Mr. Boyink raised about $140,000 for local charities in the first five years of the show.
Need some added incentive? All visitors receive a candy cane.