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Goshen family gets national attention for Christmas light display

Goshen family gets national attention for Christmas light display. // WSBT 22

As the snow melts, it's beginning to look a little less like Christmas, but a family in Goshen is looking to change all that.

The Nisley family is getting attention for their Christmas light display.

It takes more than 8,000 lights to make the show happen. They're actually called nodes, which can be individually controlled.

The crazy thing is the family has to import them from China to make this holiday spectacular happen.

Thousands of blinking lights are synchronized to music. This is the work of one Goshen man who says it all started as busy work.

“I just wanted a hobby, wanted to bring joy to the community. Something that some people could watch for free and just enjoy a nice little show with the family,” said Drew Nisley, homeowner.

With a 16-foot tall reindeer and a twelve minute light show synchronized to music, Drew's house is becoming a big deal!

“They've been dancing around like crazy and they really like seeing all the lights," said Joe and Sandy Curie who drove from Syracus.

In just a couple weeks he's garnered national attention for his display.

He even has over 35,000 views on YouTube of this year's show.

“I had no idea, it was just something that keeps building every year and I'm just happy to see that people love it,” said Nisley.

From holiday classics like "All I Want for Christmas is You" to Disney's “Moana,” the show has something for everyone.

But it also centers around the true meaning of Christmas.

“It’s just a good thing that people are enjoying it, just getting the message out about Christmas,” said Nisley.

“It's nice to see something Christ-centered for Christmas,” said Curie.

This is the third year the Nisley family has entertained Elkhart County. Even little Zack may take over dad's hobby after he hangs it up.

So if you find yourself in Goshen, make sure you pull off to enjoy this winter wonderland.

“Merry Christmas from our family to yours,” said Nisley.

The home is on the 2900 block of South Main Street in Goshen.

You can check out the show from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. every night.

The family will wrap up the festivities after Christmas Eve.

If you're wondering how long it takes the family to tear down all that stuff, he says it's only about four hours.

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