Skip to main content

Wedding & Event Venue Near Florence, SC.

Platform Lifts-phone-nuber864-980-8004

Wedding Consultation

Your Magic Moment Awaits

Your wedding day. Without a doubt, it's one of the most significant events you will ever experience - when you and the love of your life officially seal the deal and get married. On this day, your friends and family will gather to celebrate the next step in your life. Photographers will be running around snapping photos, catering plates delicious food for guests to enjoy, and the DJ sets the mood for a night of fun and libation. You've worked extra hard to make everything look perfect and run smoothly. You have examined every moving part down to the tiniest detail. At the center of all your effort is your wedding venue in Florence, SC.

Your event space can mean the difference between an unforgettable event and an average occasion. Capturing your uniqueness as a couple is paramount to a memorable wedding. But, without the right venue location and staff, your unforgettable event can turn into a painfully average occasion. Fortunately, at Abney Hall, you won't ever have to worry about dingy reception spaces and crummy chow halls.

Constructed in Florence, SC, in 1962, Abney Hall is 15,000 square feet and sits on 500 acres of land, making it a large wedding venue unlike any other. Abney Hall was originally the home of Mrs. Josephine Abney, a Florence native who was a lifelong philanthropist. Mrs. Abney devoted much of her time and effort towards supporting charities, educational institutions, hospitals, and other noble efforts. Today, Abney Hall stands tall as a symbol of love, both in our community and for the couples who choose to get married here.

Abney Hall is an exclusive event experience unlike any other, surrounded by verdant forests and sparkling ponds. Our venue is a natural fit for several occasions, including:

Special Event Space Florence, SC


 Event Venue Florence, SC

Bridal Showers

 Event Space Florence, SC

Bridal Portraits

 Rehearsal Dinner Venue Florence, SC

Rehearsal Dinners

 Bridal Shower Venue Florence, SC

Corporate Events

 Business Event Space Florence, SC

Much More!

 Wedding Space Florence, SC

The Top Wedding Venue in Florence, SC

The beginning of your life starts at Abney Hall. With our team by your side, we can create the fairy tale wedding you have dreamed about since childhood. Whether you have 100 guests or 1,000, our waterfront ceremony locations and French-inspired courtyard are perfect for your big day. Celebrate in luxurious style surrounded by shady magnolia trees, a private forest, large ponds, and the beauty of Mother Nature. While our venue location and aesthetic have been praised far and wide, so too have the practical aspects of Abney Hall. Looking for a relaxing, comfortable spot for your bridal party to get ready in? We offer an entire floor in the Abney Hall residence to get the bridal party ready. Want to make your groomsman feel extra-special too? We've got a private, plush house just feet from a sparkling pond that is a proper hangout spot for the guys in your group.

To make life easier on you, we also offer Abney Hall as your go-to spot for rehearsal dinners. Why book an expensive restaurant or travel to another location when unmatched beauty and convenience are right at your fingertips? Abney Hall is just the place for that very important dinner the night before your big day. We are also happy to host your bridal shower at Abney Hall. Our venue makes for one of Florence's most unique bridal shower settings, where your family and friends can gather to give gifts and be merry before you walk down the aisle.

With such a large, magnificent house and a vast property, Abney Hall also makes for an unforgettable location for your bridal portraits and other wedding-related photography needs. Don't take our word for it - book a tour and see for yourself why so many new brides and grooms choose Abney Hall as their wedding venue in Florence.

 Wedding Venue Florence, SC

What Sets Abney Hall Apart from Other Wedding Venues in Florence?

You've already found the person you want to spend the rest of your life beside. The next step? Finding the perfect wedding venue for your ceremony, reception, and celebration of your lifelong commitment to one another. Remember, the backdrop for photos, dancing, eating, and all other activities will be at your wedding venue. That's why we work so hard to set Abney Hall apart from our competitors - so you and your guests can focus on love and living your new life while we work with your vendors and photographers to make your magic night a reality.

Here are just a few reasons why guests choose Abney Hall as their wedding venue in Florence, SC, along with some helpful tips from our experienced wedding venue staff:

Venue Size

Choosing the appropriate-sied venue for your desired guest count is a critical decision. A venue's capacity affects the number of people you need to consider having at your ceremony and reception. As you're first starting out, we recommend having a guest count in mind as you're searching for the right venue. Try to stick with that number. You may fall in love with a particular venue, but if its max capacity can't accommodate your guest count, it may be time to cross them off your list.

 Corporate Conference Hall Florence, SC
Abney Hall Pro Tip

Abney Hall Pro Tip:

Keep in mind that this is your big day. You shouldn't feel obligated to invite the college roommate you shared a dorm with for one semester. At the end of the day, your wedding venue should be one that can accommodate those closest to you. Abney Hall is equipped for both small and large weddings, consisting of 500 acres of forest, ponds, and lush natural beauty. Whether you want an intimate wedding with only your best friends or a grand ceremony with hundreds of people, we have the right amount of room to make you comfortable.

Location and Nearby Lodging

On your big day, you're likely to have friends and family traveling in from other parts of the state or country. These folks will need a place to stay during and even after your wedding. Accessibility and ease are important factors when it comes to choosing your wedding venue for both you and your guests.

Located in Florence, SC, Abney Hall is situated in a memorable, natural setting, giving your wedding a private vibe in the midst of Mother Nature. While we pride ourselves on having a secluded wedding event space, our venue is within an easy driving distance of hotels and vacation rentals.

Abney Hall Pro Tip

Abney Hall Pro Tip:

When you contact us for a tour, make sure to speak with our experienced venue manager about nearby hotels and shuttle service options. We understand that your guest's comfort and convenience are important, and we're happy to work with you to figure out the best way to get your guests to Abney Hall.

Venue Staff

At Abney Hall, our staff has earned its reputation as one of the industry's most friendly, accessible teams. We will provide you with a purpose-minded point of contact that can help answer questions relating to timelines, preferred vendors, and every aspect of your wedding. When you tour our wedding venue in Florence, SC, for the first time, we want you to feel like you have all the information you need to make an informed purchasing decision.

We would be happy to go over:
  • Venue Pricing
  • Ceremony Specifics
  • Reception Specifics
  • Catering Possibilities
  • Decorating Possibilities
  • Entertainment Options
  • Photography and Photo Opportunities
  • Venue Amenities
  • Bridal Party Needs
  • Groomsman Needs

At Abney Hall, our goal is to be your first resource when it comes to setting up and coordinating the details of your wedding day.


When it comes to your wedding's decor, you probably already have a few ideas in mind. We love it when our brides and grooms have a vision in mind because one of our greatest joys is turning that vision into a reality. At Abney Hall, our team is available to help you and your decorator fit, accent, and accommodate your fairy-tale wedding - whatever that may be.

Are you looking to dress up your wedding with decorations galore? Just want to add a few accents that tie into your preferred color palette? Abney Hall is versatile and ready to help however we are able.

 Reception Hall Florence, SC

Abney Hall Pro Tip:

If you're thinking about bringing in your own greenery, lighting, floral pieces, and more, we recommend discussing your vision with us on your initial tour of our event space. That way, we can get a head start on making your big day exactly how you envision it.

Photo Opportunities

10 years from now, when you and your spouse are celebrating your anniversary, you will pull out photographs from your wedding and will reminisce about the unforgettable time you spent at Abney Hall. Your wedding photos will be with you forever, and as such, we work closely with you and your photographer to suggest extra-special photo op spots that you can only find on Abney Hall grounds.

From the grand staircase and French-inspired courtyard to our manicured gardens and lovely pond, there is no shortage of photo-op locations for your photographer to choose from. As one of the most popular wedding venues in Florence, SC, we have worked with dozens of photographers over the years.

Our experience has allowed us to cultivate a list of preferred photographers - all of whom have the talent to take your pictures to the next level in a setting they're familiar with. We encourage you to check out our gallery to get a sense of the scope of our wedding venue and gain inspiration from other happy couples.


Abney Hall Pro Tip

The gallery on our website is extensive but be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram pages as well. We keep our social pages updated with recent wedding photographs, giving you an incredible resource that you can use for your own photography purposes.

Special Event Space Florence, SC

The Premier Corporate Event Venue in Florence, SC

Abney Hall is known across the United States for our stunning weddings, but we also play host to some of the largest corporate events in South Carolina. Why choose a bland, lifeless meeting space when you can enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature coupled with a professional atmosphere? If you have an important team-building event or corporate conference that you have to coordinate, look no further than Abney Hall.

The epitome of class and style, our corporate event space is large, lavish, and chock-full of onsite amenities for you and your co-workers to enjoy. If your team needs a morale boost, don't bring them to the local Olive Garden for a cheap lunch. Treat them to a refreshing experience in our main dining room, where we can work with you to incorporate your catering options with the goals of your event.

When the hard work is done, and your team needs a breather, what better way to relax than with a quick dip in our pool? To burn off a little steam, head over to our brand-new tennis court - the perfect place to get some exercise in an ultra-private setting while you enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Don't forget to bring your fishing poles for a couple of hours of fishing. There's even an opportunity to go hunting if you wish.

 Event Venue Florence, SC

Elegance at Its Finest - Only
a Phone Call Away

If you're ready to learn more about Abney Hall as your wedding venue, don't hesitate to reach out. We would love to hear more about your plans, your vision, and your needs. We know that planning a wedding isn't easy. It takes time, attention to detail, and a whole lot of patience. Our goal is to help provide you with all the info you need to learn more about our venue. Once you decide on a date, we'll work closely with you and your vendors to craft a wedding experience that you will treasure for the rest of your life.

Our available dates for your big day are going quick, especially during peak seasons like spring and fall. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Contact us today for a FREE initial consultation
 Event Space Florence, SC

Latest News in Florence, SC

Florence City Council selects new city manager — for the time being

FLORENCE — Deputy City Manager Scotty Davis will take the helm as Florence’s interim city manager for the foreseeable future.Florence City Council announced the decision at its Dec. 11 meeting. Davis will replace Randy Osterman, who has been the city manager since 2020 and plans to retire in February.While Davis will officially be the interim city manager, Osterman said the appoint...

FLORENCE — Deputy City Manager Scotty Davis will take the helm as Florence’s interim city manager for the foreseeable future.

Florence City Council announced the decision at its Dec. 11 meeting. Davis will replace Randy Osterman, who has been the city manager since 2020 and plans to retire in February.

While Davis will officially be the interim city manager, Osterman said the appointment is long-term and will run through at least the next year.

Davis said he’s excited to assume the position and that things will continue largely as normal to begin with.

“The beauty of it for me is I’ve worked with Randy. I’m the deputy city manager and work closely with him. So all of our projects and things that we’re working on will continue as normal,” he said.

Davis has worked for the city for decades.

He oversees Florence’s neighborhood revitalization and community development programs, such as building housing in blighted areas, helping families repair and weatherize homes and creating Florence NeighborWorks to invest in communities.

Those programs have been points of emphasis in recent years for City Council members who have said they want to expand the success of downtown redevelopment to surrounding neighborhoods that still struggle with poverty.

Now, Davis will oversee the city’s day-to-day operations, administer policies passed by Council and communicate the needs of the city to elected officials.

With the selection, City Council passed over Economic Development and Utility Planning Director Michael Hemingway, who had previously been promised the job.

That’s why Mayor Teresa Myers Ervin voted against Davis’ appointment, the only one to do so.

When Osterman was hired in 2020, the Council preemptively named Hemingway as his successor.

But current council members — many of whom were elected after Osterman and Hemingway were named — wanted to have a say in that decision. The city’s legal counsel said officials were not bound by previous commitments.

Ervin said she still believed Hemingway deserved the opportunity to be city manager, but she said Davis was an excellent candidate as well.

“I have confidence that Scotty will fulfill the role,” she said.

Davis said he will continue to work closely with Osterman in the final weeks of his tenure before officially assuming his responsibilities in February.

Pending contract negotiations, Davis will take over for the next year. At that point, City Council will announce a permanent city manager, Ervin said.

FLORENCE — Kate Rotan couldn’t go more than a few steps at one point in the reopened Carolina Trading Post without seeing someone she knew. Hugs were exchanged, “How are you doings” were shared and the occasional vendor came up to her for assistance.

There was almost always someone in every row of the Carolina Trading Post on Feb. 1, its first day open in a new location at 1521 Second Loop Road, the former location of All-Stars Sports. It marks the third, and hopefully, final location of the store, according to co-owners Rotan and DeDe Lowder.

The Carolina Trading Post attracts vendors from around the Pee Dee, South Carolina and other states, such as Virginia and North Carolina, and lets them sell their products in spaces under Rotan and Lowder’s roof.

The idea for the store had been kicked around for years by the two. It became a reality when Lowder called Rotan and sent a picture of a building by Florence-Darlington Technical College.

Lowder invited Rotan to see the inside of the building now that she had the key. Rotan asked how she got it.

It was because Lowder had already paid the first-year lease for the place.

“And here we are four years later,” Rotan said.

Entrepreneurship runs in Lowder’s family. Her grandmother owned a grocery store in Lake City, and when Lowder asked if she was ever afraid she wouldn’t make it, she received words that still define her approach to business.

“We were either gonna make it or we were gonna starve,” Lowder said, echoing her grandmother’s words.

The first location was so small around — 1,200 square feet — that you could walk in, spin in a circle, and see everything, Rotan said. The two stayed there with 11 vendors for eight months before moving to the 14,000-square-foot Irby Street location.

The Second Loop Road location has 84 vendors and rows of space for them, serenaded by country music ranging from Kenny Chesney to Dolly Parton.

South Carolina 400 results from Florence Motor Speedway

Pos No. Name Laps Diff 1 23 Kade Brown 250 — 2 10 Kaden Honeycutt 250 1.819 3 8 Carson Kvapil 250 2.001 4 62 Josh Berry 250 2.116 5 03 B...

Pos No. Name Laps Diff
1 23 Kade Brown 250
2 10 Kaden Honeycutt 250 1.819
3 8 Carson Kvapil 250 2.001
4 62 Josh Berry 250 2.116
5 03 Brenden Queen 250 2.526
6 28H Landon S. Huffman 250 2.969
7 57H Jacob Heafner 250 3.151
8 3 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 250 3.314
9 57Z Connor Zilisch 250 4.185
10 5L Carter Langley 250 4.288
11 51N Stephen Nasse 250 4.522
12 16K Casey Kelley 250 4.673
13 21B Lanie Buice 250 5.348
14 1 Trent Barnes 250 5.396
15 95 Sam Yarbrough 250 6.090
16 04 Ronnie Bassett Jr. 250 6.127
17 13 Cody Kelley 250 6.696
18 71 Katie Hettinger 250 6.778
19 09 Riley Gentry 250 7.633
20 30 Paul Owens 250 8.242
21 29 Casey Wyatt 250 8.408
22 18A Anthony Adams 250 9.742
23 88 Doug Barnes Jr. 243 7 Laps
24 18R David Roberts 239 11 Laps
25 75H Landon Huffman 222 28 Laps
26 5B Bryant Barnhill 216 34 Laps
27 11 Josh Williams 216 34 Laps
28 18M Truett Miranda 214 36 Laps
29 51 Matt Cox 212 38 Laps
30 02 Justin Milliken 212 38 Laps
31 43 William Sawalich 212 38 Laps
32 7 Tristan McKee 194 56 Laps
33 20 Josh Dickens 77 173 Laps
34 16M Adam McCumbee 77 173 Laps
35 2 Brandon Pierce 77 173 Laps
36 32 Zack Miracle 77 173 Laps
37 70 Stuart Ricks 77 173 Laps
38 T2 Travis Truett 71 179 Laps
39 99 Stacy Puryear 71 179 Laps
40 50 BooBoo Dalton 49 201 Laps
41 55 Mark Wertz 3 247 Laps

Track Covid-19 in Florence County, S.C.

These Covid tracking pages are no longer being updated. Get the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control, or find archived data from The Times’s three year reporting effort here.An updated vaccine is r...

These Covid tracking pages are no longer being updated. Get the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control, or find archived data from The Times’s three year reporting effort here.

An updated vaccine is recommended for adults and most children. Statewide, 7% of vaccinations did not specify a home county.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Notes: The hospitals map shows the average I.C.U. occupancy at nearby hospitals in the most recent week with data reported. The data is self-reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services by individual hospitals. It excludes counts from hospitals operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Indian Health Service. Numbers for hospitalized patients are based on inpatient beds and include I.C.U. beds. Hospitalized Covid-19 patients include both confirmed and suspected Covid-19 patients. The C.D.C. stopped reporting data on cases in May 2023.

How trends have changed in Florence County

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Notes: Weekly county death data prior to Jan. 2021 was not reported by the C.D.C. and is sourced from reporting by The New York Times. Hospitalization data is a weekly average of Covid-19 patients in hospital service areas that intersect with Florence County. Hospitalization numbers early in the pandemic are undercounts due to incomplete reporting by hospitals to the federal government.

Historical trends in Florence County

The data in these charts has been archived and they are no longer being updated.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The data in these charts has been archived and they are no longer being updated. Weekly county case data prior to Jan. 2021 was not reported by the C.D.C. and is sourced from reporting by The New York Times. The C.D.C. stopped reporting data on cases in May 2023. Test positivity data is based only on test results reported to the federal government and is a seven-day average.

Florence resident aids homeless with food, clothing amid cold weather

FLORENCE, S.C. (WPDE) — A Florence resident has made it her mission to help those who are less fortunate.For the past several days Jessica Tedesco has been traveling to parks, shelters and warming stations to help and talk with those experiencing homelessness while also distributing warm clothing and food to them.NEW: ...

FLORENCE, S.C. (WPDE) — A Florence resident has made it her mission to help those who are less fortunate.

For the past several days Jessica Tedesco has been traveling to parks, shelters and warming stations to help and talk with those experiencing homelessness while also distributing warm clothing and food to them.

NEW: New grocery-style pantry in Conway aims to combat growing food insecurity

For several years Tedesco has worked with the homeless and was even able to help a man get off the streets and get a job.

"When this cold weather snap came, I was like this is death weather, like someone needs to be out there making sure they’re covered. And I just went out there and bought a bunch of jackets, clothes and started making sure they had warm gear," Tedesco said.

She also shared that she is no stranger to hard times. She was even homeless at a point in time, but through isolation and her faith in God, she was able to rise from her pain and get better.

Community members in Florence have been a huge help in dropping donations to Tedesco's home.

An app called "Next Door" allows neighborhoods to connect, get local tips, and buy and sell items, Tedesco said this, and the help of residents allowed her to reach and clothe 103 people in five days.

She noticed an increase in people living on the streets over the years and aspires to create a safe place where people can take showers, relax, eat and play games.

SUGGESTED: Woman dies due to frigid weather near Florence park: Coroner

A huge need when I asked the people that are out on the streets is that they would love to be able to shower daily and I think those are things we take for granted, Tedesco said.

Tedesco is urging city leaders, pastors and residents to get involved and donate food, clothes, money and resources for the homeless.

People in need can be found throughout the city at parks, shelters, and warming stations.

This could be you, these are people that had great jobs good houses, cars, families.... young. I’m seeing more and more in the street, Tedesco said. "I mean people that look like they don’t belong there and their stories are heart breaking and we are all one step away from that.

SC family featured on ABC's 'The Great Christmas Light Fight'

FLORENCE — Ross Shotts rarely has time to stop and watch the people who visit his Christmas display.But when he does, he soaks it all in.He sees a child sitting on her father’s shoulders, head tilted back and mouth agape.He sees a couple holding hands and friends leaning close.He sees a young girl twirling beneath the snow machines, flakes catching in her pigtails.“That was so fun,” she said, stamping her feet in the damp dirt. “Snow everywhere.”That’s what i...

FLORENCE — Ross Shotts rarely has time to stop and watch the people who visit his Christmas display.

But when he does, he soaks it all in.

He sees a child sitting on her father’s shoulders, head tilted back and mouth agape.

He sees a couple holding hands and friends leaning close.

He sees a young girl twirling beneath the snow machines, flakes catching in her pigtails.

“That was so fun,” she said, stamping her feet in the damp dirt. “Snow everywhere.”

That’s what it’s all about, Ross said with a laugh.

The Shotts family — Ross, his wife, Darlene, and her sister, Denise Pate — are behind one of Florence’s best-known holiday light displays: a 5-acre, 300,000-light walking trail.

This year, it takes on a little extra cache as the family competes on ABC’s reality TV show "The Great Christmas Light Fight."

For the Shotts, it’s evidence that what they’ve built is worth sharing with the rest of the world.

But Florence families have long known the display is something special.

Since 2016, the family has operated the display as Lights 4 Paws, the Florence Area Humane Society’s second-largest fundraiser of the year. Thousands of families visit each holiday season, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars.

“You can’t help but just kind of stand back and admire what they do,” said Liz Parrish, a Humane Society board member who helps organize the event. “We’re lucky to have them in Florence.”

The display is the product of six months of work. On average, the family will spend six hours each day putting things together, Ross said. They do it on their own. It’s a labor of love.

Come Christmastime, the Shotts begin a cycle of almost nonstop work. From Thanksgiving weekend through the end of December, every night is a work night.

You can find Darlene and Pate, wearing fluorescent vests, taking turns with other volunteers to direct traffic. Ross Shotts splits his time between the parking lot and the trail — a quarter-mile path that winds through the woods around the Shotts’ home.

As he patrols the trail, looking for anything amiss, he watches visitors as they take in the light show.

His favorite part is the way the kids' eyes widen, the small gasps of delight that escape their lips.

Even from the parking lot, Ross can hear the kids laughing and screaming.

“I want them to come in and just have fun, and they do,” he said.

Lights 4 Paws is the culmination of years of decorating.

The Shotts started small, like a normal family: just a few white decorations. After a while, they decided to add some color. Then some more.

Slowly, the display grew — a snowflake here, a Santa there — until the decorations threatened to jump the borders of their one-acre home outside of Charlotte.

Christmas decorating, Ross said, became the family hobby.

By the time the Shotts moved to Darlington a decade ago, they were excited to spread out on two acres. That dream quickly ran aground when the local homeowners association shut down the display.

The Shotts replaced the lights with a "for sale" sign.

In 2014, the family found its 5-acre plot of land in Florence. They built fresh, with Christmas in mind. They traced an imaginary trail through the woods. They had the electrician construct an entire panel for the outdoors.

Today's Top Headlines

Now, the Shotts spend half the year setting up and tearing down the display.

The work begins in September, when Ross, Darlene and Pate begin lugging out decorations from the 1,200-square-foot storage barn. On average, they spend six hours each day on the project. They talk, debate where to put different decorations and listen to music (no, not Christmas music).

It’s a grand improvisation. There’s no plan. They put decorations where they look good. Every year it’s a little different.

Ross said the family looks for unique decorations. They want people to see things they've never seen before.

Forget Santa in his sleigh. There’s Santa in construction equipment, a rocket, a camper, an outhouse.

There are Christmas cactuses, porcupines and cowboys.

An entire section is devoted to outer space: Little green men stand next to spaceships and a host of Star Wars decorations.

There are Japanese hanging lanterns and yellow lights that dangle, fairy like, from tree limbs.

Walking through the dark wood can feel a bit like walking through another world.

Ross estimated they’ve spent tens of thousands of dollars on decorations. Some years they put $20,000 to $45,000 on a credit card. The December electricity bill alone is about $400 more than usual, which Ross shrugs off as not too bad.

But it's worth it, both for the Humane Society — a cause the Shotts have devoted countless hours to — and the delight the lights bring to families in Florence.

“It’s a project of pride and love for them, and they do a fantastic job,” Parrish said.

For the families who visit Lights 4 Paws, Christmas wouldn’t be the same without it.

“It’s kind of how I start the season. It’s not Christmas until you see some lights,” Doug Gray said on his second visit of the year to the Shotts’ display.

He took photos beneath the Japanese hanging lanterns as he waited for his son and his friends to arrive. It’s a family tradition to go see the lights at Christmastime, he said.

Mary Schwier has come every year since she was 10 or 11. She’s 18 now. This year, she brought her older sister, Katherine, who recently moved back to Florence.

“I’m still a kid at heart,” Schwier said.

The two women hope to make this a tradition.

Yet the Shotts don’t know how many years they have left in them. Ross is 64. The constant work required of the display is draining. By the end of the year, they’re ready to pack it in and take a break.

“By the end of December we’re whooped,” he said.

Maybe next year will be the last one? But no, not next year, Ross said.

Maybe they’ll just do a little less next year. Or maybe they’ll wait a little longer.

“Four years down the road, three years down the road, five years down the road — whenever we decide that we're going to quit doing this, that's gonna be kind of a burden on us,” he said, reflecting on all of the families who’ve come to rely on the display, or the kids who’ve grown up expecting to come see the lights every year.

“It's gonna be a big effect, I guess if we — when we — do decide to close.”

It might be nice to have their lives back, Ross said. Then again, what would they do with all their spare time?

Well, he said, it might be nice to go see some Christmas lights.


This website publishes news articles that contain copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. The non-commercial use of these news articles for the purposes of local news reporting constitutes "Fair Use" of the copyrighted materials as provided for in Section 107 of the US Copyright Law.