Messick Farm Equipment, an equipment retailer in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, is kicking off its fifth year of its Christmas Light Show display today.
The retailer of agricultural, construction and landscaping equipment has been transforming its property into a light show that could put Clark W. Griswold’s house to shame for the past four years, although it has been decorating in general for about 20 years.
As its lighting become more extravagant the company decided to create a choreographed light show in order to raise money for local charities.
Messick’s Christmas Light Show has raised over $120,657 over the past four years and 100 percent of the proceeds are distributed to Paxton Street Ministries, Water Street Rescue Mission, Mennonite Disaster Service, Elizabethtown Community Cupboard and Etown Community Housing & Outreach Services.
The show is free and open to the public from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. each evening in December from the 1st until the 30th. Monday through Thursday shows will have five songs per show while the Friday through Sunday shows have four songs per show to decrease wait times during the busier nights.
Volunteers help direct traffic and collect donations at the end of the shows. The shows run every 15-20 minutes and visitors can enjoy the magical display from the warmth of their car while tuning into the FM radio station, 95.5. Messick’s says that this year’s show is bigger and better than ever.
Below is a sneak peek of this year’s show, which features Lindsey Stirling’s song “Celtic Carol,” as well as one of 2016’s performances and a behind the scenes video.