Local family puts on one of the best Christmas light displays in the valley

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    YAKIMA Wa. -- Every year a local family puts on a big Christmas light display for the community and this year they’re going even bigger.

    Jim Tree and his family have worked for several months to put on one of the best Christmas light shows in West Valley.

    Tree says they do this every year to give back to the community and bond with neighbors.

    “There seems to be so much division going on around and so we’re hoping that as people see the light of Christ and get together in brotherhood that we get rid of that division," said Tree.

    The home is filled with Christmas lights and decorations, but that’s not all.

    Along with the lights they also have a live choir from local students, a life-sized nativity scene, hay ride and hot cocoa to keep you warm.

    Tree says every year hundreds of people show up to enjoy from the festivities.

    One of those families is Carter Anderson’s family who says they never miss this event.

    “I come here with my family every year and one of my favorite things is the thing right over there I think it’s just hilarious that there’s a penguin riding a frosty instead of a sled," said Anderson.

    Tree says they are looking forward to doing this again next year and adding a little Santa’s workshop.

    “They send us letters, they have left stuff in our mailbox saying how much they appreciated it especially going by the nativity scene and they’ve said they’ve kind of felt a special spiritual experience and so it’s been really neat for us and so sometimes we think oh are we going to do it again, but that’s kind of what motivates us to keep doing it," said Tree.

    If you want to stop by the Christmas light display it will be taking place at 681 Aeroview Road in Yakima.

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