Due to major road construction going on in the vicinity, The Richardson Light Show has been cancelled for 2020.
The Richardson Light Show is a family oriented residential drive-by Christmas display located in Madison at 219 Sundial Rd.
Construction has started on Hoy Road which will affect traffic to Sundial. “We will miss seeing you this year, but hope to be back in 2021, pending construction status at that time. It is our sincere wish that you and your family have a blessed and joyful Christmas Season, and remember, ‘Jesus is the Reason for the Season,’” the family posted on Facebook.
Hayden Richardson, the son of Mike and Carol Richardson, told the Sun previously the tradition first started at their previous home in Madison more than 18 years ago.
“It started as a small residential display like you’d see around town,” Richardson said. “We had a small nativity scene and a few wire-frame deer.”
The display has since grown to 100,000 LED lights, 300 inflatables and several hundred wire frame characters.
And they aren’t done. The tradition continues after the décor comes down, as the family of three scours post-holiday sales for new additions to make the display unique year after year.
“We have a tremendous love for Christmas and decorating,” Richardson said. “It has definitely grown over the years. We try to add a few new items each year. We buy new stuff at the end of each year.”
The family finds items at local stores and occasionally from retailers across the country.
Their love for putting up the display grows as their following increases as well, because the family loves sharing their Christmas cheer with the community.
“People have enjoyed coming by to see it, so we kept adding,” Richardson said. “We get joy out of doing it, and we see how much joy others get out of us doing the display.”