Likely one of the longest running displays in Northeast Ohio, the Wachtel Family has been spreading Christmas joy for nearly 60 years. The display is located at Spring Walk Farms in Holmes County and has grown bigger and better each year.
We had an opportunity to ask Beverly Watchel, one of the creators a few questions. Enjoy!
All About Wachtel’s Christmas Light Display
For 2013, the drive-through display contains more than 52,000 lights, 90 spots light & 400 different figures. Everyone is invited to take a leisurely drive through the farm while enjoying the beautiful display.
The display is lighted from 5pm to 11pm nightly starting Thanksgiving night through New Years Eve.
The display features nursery rhymes figures, cartoon characters and many animated objects. New this year is a blow up of grandma getting run over by a reindeer and a snow globe.
In addition to all the festive holiday displays, there are many sections with biblical themes that beautifully depict the Christmas Story and the true meaning of Christmas.
As you can imagine a display of this magnitude takes a long time to set up. Throughout the month of November there are typically 2 or 3 family members working on the display in between doing chores on the farm. The Watchel's also have a special family day each year, where around 20 people come to help set up. What a wonderful family tradition!
Wachtel’s Christmas Light Display
Where: 13079 Township Rd 503 Big Prairie, OH 44611
When: The display is lighted from 5pm to 11pm nightly starting Thanksgiving night through New Years Eve.
Facebook Page: Like them on facebook to get updates about the display.
Have you ever seen the display? If so, leave a comment below and let us know what your favorite part is.
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