Tripp Family Christmas Lights Reaches Thousands | Arts & Culture
Saturday night in the tri-county area, it seemed as if most everyone was headed to the little community of Yonkers in Dodge County Viewing the Tripp Family Christmas Lights has been a tradition for most local (and some not local), and this year seems to be even brighter than the last.
Though the area was generally dark, one spot, at 63 Macedonia Church Road, was lit up not just with thousands and thousands of lights and displays, but with hundreds of people who sauntered through the area, walking, standing, oohing and aahing.
"It looks like they have added more lights than last year."
"Look at that, I have never seen that display."
"Ooh, Mom, look, it is Winnie-the-Pooh."
"Isn't that beautiful?"
"How many lights do you think they use?"
Christmas is truly in the air at the home of Joe and Marie Tripp.
According to the Tripp Family Christmas Lights' Facebook page, more than 3000 visitors had signed the guest book since they started the display this year, and on Saturday, a family 'skyped' their son who was deployed
The holidays have been a special time of year for the Tripp family, but Christmas was the the most special. What began with a few strands of lights around the house has grown into an awe-inspiring display that has captured the hearts of young and old alike from all across the state.
And from now until December 28, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, the public is invited to visit the Tripp Family Christmas Light Display for free. Bring your cameras.
Getting in the car after walking through the display that I have visited many times since I was a young adult, I couldn't help but smile. I turned to my parents, who I had made the journey to Yonkers with, and said, "Thank you, Daddy, for letting us see the lights."
And thank you, Joe, Marie and the whole Tripp family for giving us the lights.
More photos from the Tripp Family Christmas light display can be found on the Tri-County Monitor Facebook page. Also, for more information about the display, visit http://www.trippchristmas.com.
(Story by Becky Holland, The Tri-County Monitor) (photos by James Holland, The Tri-County Monitor)