A West Omaha home is shining brightly at 2524 N. 133rd St., where one family has made its Christmas lights display a traditional year-long project.
“We’ll start prepping January for next year, and pretty much all year round and repairing stuff that might have been broken, building new stuff for next year, repairing lights - all kinds of stuff,” says homeowner, Richard Lammers.
Lammers makes Christmas a big holiday in his household, based on a tradition of grand holiday lighting displays on his front lawn – starting when he was a kid.
“I’ve done it since I was a kid with my dad when they let me get on the roof and start putting the lights up,” says Lammers.
A tradition he’s continuing with his son, Charlie.
“He starts asking in September, ‘when are we going to start putting up the Christmas lights?’ so it’s definitely something I’m looking forward to doing with him,” says Lammers.
Together, the father-son duo starts setting up the lights in October.
“He’s a big help. Running and getting stuff, helping choose places to put stuff, he chooses where to put the decorations,” says Lammers.
Lammers says he spends half of the year programming all of the lights to different songs, and uses two to three miles of extension cords to light up his house.
The Lammers will have their holiday lighting display until January 2nd. The lights will be turned on from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and extending until 11 p.m. Fridays through Saturdays.
Admission is free but donations are accepted for the Make-A-Wish Nebraska foundation.