Deck the halls in Crandall with massive Christmas lights, music display


CRANDALL, Texas — After our story was published on the Devonshire Christmas house, which features approximately 100,000 lights, readers tipped us off to a massive Christmas lights and musical display in Crandall.

The homeowners’ son, Chris Hawes, tells they are unsure of the amount of lights on display but, if we had to guess, it's well over a million.

For nearly a decade the Hawes family has set up the display — which continues to grow larger with each year.

Hawes says family members and employees of his father’s businesses, Metro Mechanical and Hawes Cattle Company, begin setting up the display in August to be ready for the day after Thanksgiving.

This year, the display added light control features which play along music broadcast on FM 89.9.

The display is two part — stretching along the family’s property along Farm-to-Market (FM) 148 in Crandall as well as their home’s frontage on Falcon Road.

Chris says the inspiration for the display comes from his father Garry’s love for Christmas.

When asked how many lights were on display, Chris responded, “I’m not sure the number but it’s a lot. The house is covered every four inches, front to back, and side to side.”

The display runs until New Years from 5:30 p.m. until midnight each night.

Visitors have written messages of thanks with chalk on the Hawes' driveway.