Get Lit With Owensboro’s Fantastic Festive Spirit
One of the best aspects of homeownership is that you can often decorate your property with as many lights as you wish during the holidays. Some spend hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars every year to spread a little holiday cheer — and it’s contagious. At least, that seems to be what’s happening in the up-and-coming town of Owensboro, Kentucky.
Owensboro Christmas Light Displays to Put on Your List
Located about 100 miles southwest of Louisville, Owensboro is the fourth largest city in Kentucky and has been recognized as one of the most affordable places to live in the U.S. The median home value is $143,896 and it’s projected to grow by an impressive 8.5% over the next year.
Owensboro also happens to be where actor and world-renowned star Johnny Depp was born, but the town’s real claim to fame is the elaborate Christmas light displays its residents and city government proudly exhibit each year. Grab a full cup of hot cocoa; it’s time to hit the road and visit what’s likely one of the most cheerful Christmas towns in the country.
Held annually at Panther Creek Park, this drive-through display typically features 500,000 lights, but they’ve decided to go all out in 2020 and up that number to roughly 700,000 lights. This dazzling experience is open from November 27th and runs until January 2nd. There is an admission fee of $5 per vehicle, which will be donated to local charities.
The Lashbrook’s house in Stonegate makes the entire trip worth it. This house, which has appeared on the ABC show “The Great Christmas Light Fight”, attracts thousands over the course of the season. What’s more, other neighbors have been inspired to up their light game, making the whole neighborhood a cradle of festive spirit.
Not only is downtown Owensboro decked out in decorations, but the “Blue Bridge” will also spring to life in festive colors. As if we needed more proof of how serious Owensboro is about the holidays, the project reportedly cost the city nearly $2 million. For that price, we’d say it’s worth checking out!
With everything surrounding COVID-19, there’s no better way to get out of the house than by taking a drive and seeing the sights. Who knows? You might come across a client who might want to move to Owensboro simply for the decorations. As always, be safe, keep your distance, and enjoy!
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