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Annual Christmas Lights Show Does Not Disappoint

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Gary Kuhn started a beautiful, and musical, Christmas tradition 9 years ago at his barn on the South Hill.
 
During the day, the big, red barn does not look particularly festive.  But, by sundown, it literally lights up with a computerized light show.
 
Ninety percent of the wrought-iron decorations are home-made.  The decorations include pigs, chicks, snowmen, a Santa, and a very tall Christmas tree right in the middle of the yard.
 
Although he stopped officially counting 3 years ago, Kuhn estimates there are over 100,000 lights in his yard.  There are also speakers that broadcast non-stop Christmas music.
 
He starts setting the show up in September and as it gets closer to Christmas, he puts in more and more time.
 
"I enjoy it mostly because of the people," said Kuhn.  "And my grandkids, they wouldn't let me stop, they're here all the time."
 
When he started this project 9 years ago, he intended for it to be just a small, little light show.
 
Now, for many families, driving by this musical Christmas house is an annual tradition.  With almost 30-40 cars lining the street every night, the scene outside of Kuhn's house is busy, but beautiful.
 
"A lot of people tell me it's a tradition to come back here every year to see this," explained Kuhn.  "They say, 'thanks, this is wonderful'...and that's really cool."
 
If you did not get a chance to check out this house yet, you still have time.  Kuhn keeps the show going until January 1st.
 
But, even if you miss it this year, to the delight of both kids and adults, Kuhn does not plan on shutting down this show any time soon.  In fact, he is already planning on adding some new decorations for next year.
 
"It's just a kick, it's fun," said Kuhn.  "[And] I feel like I'd be run out of town on a rail if I ever stopped doing it."

 

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