Local Couple Puts on Christmas Lights Show

GOLDEN VALLEY, NV - One local couple is taking Christmas decorations to the extreme and it's all for a good cause.

Tracy and Ken Ladd have been lighting up their neighborhood with Christmas cheer for six years. For them, Christmas starts the day after Halloween.

"People drive by and slow down and look at us like we're crazy, which is funny, but they're used to us right now."

They've decked out their house with Christmas characters and wrapped about 20,000 around their front yard, using up to 3/4s of a mile worth of electrical cords

"When we grew up we didn't get to do lights when we were little and I enjoyed it when we went out and looked at lights when we were little, so I wanted to bring that to people's lives."

It's not an easy task to accomplish. It takes them a couple of weekends to set everything up. The songs are synced to 10 Christmas songs made popular by Transiberian Orchestra and Mannheim Steamroller.

"The lights are all LED now, before it wasn't, but now it is so it doesn't do a whole lot to the bill," she added.

"I know we're not the only house in the Reno area that does this with the lights and the songs, but to me, it's not a matter of who's the best or who's better, it's trying to bring joy and happiness to people," said Tracy's husband, Ken Ladd, said.

Although the show is free, they're asking the community to drop off donations for the SPCA in a bin in front of their house at 7540 Gold Dr. in Golden Valley.

Stop by and see the lights 5 p.m to 9 p.m. from Sunday through Thursday, and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

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