The Krasley family of Manheim, Lancaster County loves Christmas and Don Krasley loves to put it on display. For six years, he has turned his front lawn into a true show of Christmas spirit.
"You can come out and enjoy the sounds of the season," Krasley said on Good Day PA. "We have a lot of lights synchronized to music and some very good songs."
"A lot" of lights is a massive understatement. The Krasley home features a TV tower turned into a Christmas tree that reaches 38 feet with more than 16,000 lights, using nearly 80 channels/circuits of animation. The star on top is more than six feet tall. The Krasley's use more than two miles of extension cords to plug in more than 60,000 LED lights. Visitors tune into the Krasley's radio station to tune into the program's music.
"I deal with him spending many, many, many hours outside prepping to set it up and then setting it up," wife Tammy explained. "And then when I think it is all finished, he has to come in and program it all."
The Krasley's do not accept money for the display, but a collection box receives donations for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Pennsylvania.
"They're all about family and that's what we're about, is family," Don Krasley said as he held his wife's hand. "Trying to share and help families have a good Christmas."
Since Good Day PA first aired the Krasley's story, someone deposited a check for $3000. Krasley emailed Good Day PA to say , "For us, it was a real showing to us of what we might be doing for our community."
Krasley worked on this year's display and carried the expense despite being unemployed. He is an electrician by trade and as you can see by his display, he is quite accomplished. For more information, visit: www.krasleychristmas.com. Perhaps someone will grant Don's Christmas wish for work.
The Krasley display is located at 525 Woodland Drive in Manheim.