Lufkin family raises canned goods for charity through Christmas light show

Lufkin family raises canned goods for charity through Christmas light show

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The Burleson family is continuing their yearly family Christmas light show in Brookhollow but with a new twist.

"We would go to cars and people would as to give us money," Richard Burleson said. "The lights are our gift to everybody. I decided to give back to the Christian information Service Center and help out the people over there. We are asking people to bring a canned food item by when they visit."

The family has set up a bucket at the front of the home for the ,donations to be dropped off. The light show has been going since 2007.

"It takes us about two days to set up the lights," Burleson said. "It takes us longer though to build the pieces. We have about 1,500 lights now but we used to have 75,000. We bought R-G-B lights witch allowed us to get a lot more channels to do more with. We will have our first meeting for next year in January. It never stops.

The show runs about 15 minutes with several different song selections that can be heard by tuning in the car radio to a frequency the family has set up.

"It can get crowded around here so we ask for people to be aware of our neighbors and do not ;block any driveways and be patient on the timing of it," Burleson said. "We are going after Christmas so if you don't like crowds you can come later because after Christmas the crowds drop."

The musical selection ranges from Trans Siberian Orchestra to the hit song 'Let it Go' from the Disney movie Frozen to a religious piece at the end."

"It really blew up with Frozen," Gina Burleson said. "The kids love it. The parents love it. Everyone is singing and dancing to it."

For more on the light show including times and directions, click here.