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Lewis family celebrates 25th year of large display of Christmas lights

The Lewis family is celebrating 25 years of sharing their large display of Christmas lights with the Pine Belt. The Lewis family is celebrating 25 years of sharing their large display of Christmas lights with the Pine Belt.
PURVIS, MS (WDAM) -

Thursday night, a Purvis holiday tradition continued as the Lewis family welcomed the first of many thousands of people who'll visit their home to see their large display of Christmas lights.  

At 5:30 p.m., the family turned on the lights on White Chapel Road for the first time this year. 

The display includes 200,000 lights and pieces of original art. 

This marks the 25th year the family has shared their display with the Pine Belt and visitors from as far away as Canada, Europe and Asia. 

The lights will be turned on every night from now through New Year's Eve.  

"I just like decorating for Christmas," said Evelyn Lewis, creator of the display. "And it really grew bigger than I thought it was going to grow. I started with just a few lights and we kept adding them every year and finding new pieces of woodwork we wanted to do.  And it's nice to see all the people come through and how much they'll enjoy it," she said.   

The lights are on from 5:30-9 p.m. every night. 

After Christmas, you can see them from 5:30-8 p.m.   

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