MILLIGAN — Among North Okaloosa County’s Christmas light displays is Dan and Trish Gartner’s feast for the eyes, which has become a holiday fixture.
The couple annually decorate their front yard on Ray Street, complete with a nativity scene, The Nutcracker, Santa Claus, reindeer, Christmas trees and Disney characters, among other cheerful sights.
The display takes three weeks to recreate, Trish, a retired Publix employee, has said.
"Our family needs to be credited with their huge help getting the yard ready this year," she said.
This year, "We have a huge helicopter, and a great big hugging bear," Trish said. "The children love [having] their picture with him; his arms move for a ‘bear hug.’"
You can see the lights from 5-10 p.m. seven days a week at 5206 Ray St., Milligan.