This will probably be the last year for 705 Spottswood Road to participate in the Tacky Lights tradition because 18-year-old James McMullin, responsible for doing the lights, will be going off to college next year.

Catch it while you can.

McMullin's display at 705 Spottswood has about 50,000 lights, two megatrees, two 40-foot shooting stars and a big Peace on Earth sign.

"My display wraps around the yard. Everything is really spread out. I don't like it when you have a lot of lights pushed together. Mine is more three-dimensional, it goes up and down and all around the yard."

He will light up by Dec. 1.


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