PICKENS COUNTY, GA - The Allen family has been decorating their yard for the past 4 months. They say it's a lot of work, a lot of money, but they do it because they love Christmas.
"There's exactly 3300 lights in this archway."
It all started 16 years ago.
J.H. and Johnnie Gail Allen put a few extra Christmas lights in the yard for the grandkids.
Over the years it has grown... And grown... And grown.
Tens of thousands of lights now cover more than 3 acres of land.
"As the grandkids got older stuff got bigger,” J.H. said.
It takes at least four months to set out the displays... And they change it around every year.
"Me and my wife does the majority of it, grandkids come over and help out now, my son, my daughter. When it gets down to the nitty gritty, they come and help."
The Allens both work and they're volunteer firefighters.
They say when they're not on the job... They're setting out lights.
"Y'know you just juggle your time. If you're not at work you're doing Christmas stuff."
The Lightbourne family stopped by -- and the children's faces lit up at the sight.
"I like looking at the candy cane, the swing set, I like the balls and the little God. They're super awesome."
"I just think about how beautiful it is and how life has all this joy in it."
"I love Christmas it’s the birth of Christ, we can't give everyone a gift for Christmas, so this is our present to everybody,” Johnnie Gail said.
The Allens say they scour yard sales and thrift stores for decorations and over the years friends have given them some. They say the more the merrier.