CHRISTMAS ENTERTAINMENT: Dragon, UFO join locomotive and nativity scene in lawn display

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The Nicholses use red lighting, a Santa hat and a bow to transform their Halloween dragon into a festive holiday beast.

BRIAN HUGHES | News Bulletin
Published: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 12:35 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Behold Christmas’ wonders, unfolded for all to enjoy on the Nichols family’s Peggy Drive lawn.

A festive locomotive, nativity scene, penguin family and a hot air balloon soaring overhead glow in the winter night.

And what holiday display would be complete without a flashing UFO and a dragon?

Grady Nichols said he and his wife, Lisa, began organizing what would evolve into their Christmas extravaganza at Halloween — hence the dragon and flying saucer. Likewise, the driveway’s lighted archways go from Halloween colors to Christmassy reds and greens.

“We do over the dragon and UFO,” he said. “It’s a little weird. We look out and see people taking pictures by the dragon.”