3rd annual Christmas Light Display in Greensboro almost ready

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GREENSBORO, N.C. --  Santa, snowmen, and 800,000 lights.

The third annual Christmas Light Display at McLaurin Farms on North Church Street is almost ready.

"There are many different colored lights, many different types of lights," said manager Lynn Bates.

Bates says the lights will be five times bigger and brighter once they open Saturday night.

"They can see reindeer and elves, Santa," she said.

McLaurin farms started the Christmas display in 2014.

Bates says the 10-acre lot includes light displays that visitors can see from the comfort of their cars.

"You can go slow,” she said. “You can stop. You can take photographs."

Bates says the idea was to give people in Guilford County a closer option to see a Christmas light show besides the Tanglewood Festival of Lights in Forsyth County.

"There was nothing on this side of the county so we thought why not?” she said. “Let's give it a try."

And for those that want to walk around, there's an area for hot cocoa, apple cider and fire pits to make s’mores.

Lighting director David Masters started working on the display late October.

"We've got a 40-foot tree that's got about 25,000 lights on it," Masters said.

Masters says his greatest joy is the reaction he gets from families once those lights are shining bright.

"That’s why I do it, for the smiles on the faces," he said.

The display at McLaurin Farms will be open every weekend from Nov. 26 through Christmas Eve from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.

The display will be open every night from Dec. 15 through the 24th from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.

The cost of admission is $10 per vehicle.