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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) --"Lights Under Louisville" has become a Christmas tradition that families from across the country refuse to miss.
"The first night, we had 22 states come here. This is the only underground Christmas light show in the world." co-owner, Jim Lowry said.
From the 12 days of Christmas, to Santa and his reindeer, to the way we celebrate here in Kentuckiana, every possible part of the holiday is represented. Both USA Today and America's Best Online have "Lights Under Louisville" at the top of their lists for the best Christmas light shows in the United States.
So, what does it take to put on a top ten ranked Christmas light display in the country? A 1.2 mile driving path, 2 million points of light, 850 individual Christmas light displays, and don't forget all of the work.
"It's very hard to put up," Lowry explained.
Even after the displays are up, they have to be maintained.
"It's hard on a manicure. Sometimes we just test the bulbs, and replace one at a time," employee, Jeannie Gardner said.
The work is worth it, to the people who work on "Lights Under Louisville," especially when they see the smiles or hear about the families who can't wait to come back next year.
"It's a great feeling," Lowry said.
If you're going to check it out , a car, truck, or SUV full of people will cost you $25. Prices go up for vans, limos, and buses.