See the Lights
Meet the Holiday Home-Glower
With synchronized lights that blanket his home, Ron Lister powers up holiday magic that rivals the dazzlers at the mega theme parks in his nook of Florida. As for the design, clearly organized groupings of lights and color-blocking add to the impact.
Our interview with Ron Lister:
First, the two questions everyone asks: Approximately how many lights are in your display? And how long does it take you to put them up?
Ron: I have approximately 60,000 lights, which are all synchronized to music. I usually start putting up the display on November 1st.
How many years having you been putting up your display? How did it become a tradition?
Ron: This will be my 23rd season. It's built up over the years, and I try to add something new to the display every season.
What's your favorite part of your display or what are you most proud of?
Ron: Probably the thing I am most proud of are the large candles that I made by hand.
If you were to dedicate your display to anyone or thank anyone, who would it be?
Ron: The main people I would like to thank are my neighbors, who have always been very supportive -- and tolerant of the traffic!