The Lights of December

There are lots of traditions for family and friends, for the Taylor family its Christmas lights. The family puts up a huge display including light-up candy canes and rooftop emoji cutouts.


Kurt Taylor

The Taylor home lights up every December.

Kayli Taylor, Columnist

There are tons of houses that decorate for Christmas; however, some people take it to new heights. For display, the Taylor family loves to entertain the entire neighborhood with their decorations. Their “Winter Wonderland” is completed by Thanksgiving every year. An interview with the owners of the house, Kimothy and Beverly Taylor, as well as their children Kyle and Kati, was conducted.

Kim Taylor: “We put up thousands of lights, snow machines, and hundreds of cutouts. There are many activities such as games and picture opportunities, a mailbox for letters to Santa, and a walk through of the driveway here at Winter Wonderland.”

Kyle Taylor: “Christmas lights bring everyone together, and we get to create memories that we will remember forever.”

When Kim was asked about the construction of their “Winter Wonderland,” he replied with this: 

Kim Taylor: “With all of the helping hands it takes approximately 750 hours.”

Kati Pede: “Once all of the big display items are put up, I excel at adding the finishing flare.”

 It is always an enjoyable time for the family and friends that pass by. No one is working, no one is fighting—everyone is just smiling and having a great time. That is the reason why the Taylors continue to put up Christmas lights every year. Unfortunately, Mr. Taylor announced that this year is his last year of Christmas lights, after doing it for 21 years. However, the lights have left behind a neighborhood legacy for family and friends to talk about for years to come (Related: throw the best Christmas party ever).