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Man Takes Months To Create Christmas Display

Lebanon, Tenn. - A Lebanon man has already started decorating his property with thousands of Christmas lights.

The display covers eight acres of land on East Old Laguardo Road.

"I start at the end of August getting all my lights out," said Chad Barnard

Since 1982, thousands of spectators have driven by to admire the 1.5 million lights.

The lights require special electrical circuits.

"I've hardly got anything plugged into the house," he said. "I have breaker boxes throughout the eight acres."

He said his normal $30 power bill jumps when he fires up the display. Barnard said the display generates a $4,000 bill, but he enjoys the happiness it brings to visitors.

"It's something I love," he said. "It's stuck with me now. I don't think I could quit it with all the people that come by calling."

Barnard also spends a lot of money on new features such as drive-through home where visitors come face to face with a live Santa Claus.

Neighbors such as Herlin Huffines are used to the crowds and traffic.

"He enjoys it and I really enjoy seeing him do it," Huffines said.

Chad's Winter Wonderland is located on Old Laguardo Road off Highway 109 in Lebanon. The display opens Thanksgiving night and runs through New Year's Eve. The cost is $8 per vehicle.

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