A Christmas display in Wagontown that features more than 27,000 colored lights – and added bonuses like candy canes and even Santa himself – has been a treat for local children for years, writes Fran Maye for the Daily Local News.
Gary Habermann’s house is easily the most popular house in West Caln Township during the holiday season. It can be seen from quite a distance at night and is free to visitors.
“I liked the lights; I always have,” Habermann said. “I decided why not do something really special.”
Habermann invited his neighbor, Mark Neff, to play Santa every Friday at 6 PM. Neff’s wife, Christie, plays Mrs. Claus, while children also got the chance to interact with Buddy the Elf.
Kids who come to see Santa are gifted a candy cane and a stuffed animal. They can also drop off a letter to Santa in a special mailbox, with every letter being opened and all children receiving a different, tailored letter back.
As the display is free, some parents try to give Habermann a donation, which he politely declines.
“This is all about making the kids smile,” he said.
Read more about the festive display in the Daily Local News here.