Elburn, Illinois: Larsen's Christmas Lights

Tis the season to be unbridled. A big house in the country bedecked with over a million lights, 2,400 strobes, six lasers, etc., all choreographed to holiday songs broadcast from a low-power radio transmitter.

Address:
42W891 Beith Rd, Elburn, IL
Directions:
Due to the topography and traffic congestion it's best to drive to the site from the west (and leave heading east). From the intersection Hwys 38 and 47, just north of Elburn, drive east on Hwy 38 for three-quarters of a mile. Turn left (north) onto Anderson Rd. Drive one mile. Turn right (east) onto Beith Road. Drive a quarter-mile. You'll see the display on the right.
Hours:
Thanksgiving-Jan. 2, M-Th 5-10:30, F-Su 5-12:30 Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Admission:
Free. Donation for parking requested.
RA Rates:
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Larsen's Christmas Lights

Since 2006 the Larsen family's music and light show has grown to include more than one million lights, 2,400 strobes, six lasers, 10 six-foot tall nutcrackers, and dozens of shooting stars, tornado trees, leaping arches, dancing hoops, etc. It's all choreographed to several dozen holiday songs as they are broadcast by a low-power radio transmitter. Many visitors stay for more than an hour enjoying the show from the comfort of their automobiles.

The Larsen home is on a county two-lane blacktop with no shoulders, so they built a parking area next to their driveway that can handle about 40 cars. This display was one of a handful of winners on ABC-TV's nationally broadcast "The Great Christmas Light Fight" during the 2013 holiday season.

[Jon Morgan, 12/21/2013]

That battery of lasers would convince us not to get into a Light Fight with the Larsens.


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