Family Who Installed 1 Million Christmas Lights In Their Yard Is Now Facing $2,000 Electric Bill

by Ann-Sophie Kaemmerle
Native New Yorker, University of Virginia graduate, runner, and sometimes stand-up performer.

It’s that time of year again: people are getting into the spirit of the holidays. Families are out and about, buying their trees, and decorating their homes to make the season as festive as possible.

Families also like to spread to cheer to strangers — not just loved ones. People driving by their homes can feel the warmth and joy when they see lights strung up on and around the house. Some folks even go as far as installing inflatables on their lawns.

But no one does Christmas quite like the Stewart family. I’ve seen some pretty extensive displays before, but theirs takes the cake!

Since 2003, the Stewart Family Christmas Light Display in Fayetteville, Arkansas, has been thrilling visitors and neighbors alike.

This year, Carlin Stewart and his family spent three months putting up about a million lights and 400 inflatables in their yard. Now, the home has become an attraction and a destination for many who want to see the amazing display.

The Stewarts rely on donations for general upkeep and to maintain the display, which has become a second full-time job for the family. Every year, they put some of the money toward adding a new installation. This season, it’s a giant light-up outline of Jesus!

Some of the money also goes toward paying the electric bill, of course. The Stewarts can expect a bill of around $2,000 once the season is over.

Please SHARE if you would love to see this massive Christmas light display for yourself!

Footage provided by KFSM Fort Smith

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