MILLIGAN — Among North Okaloosa County’s Christmas light displays is Dan and Trish Gartner’s feast for the eyes, which has become a holiday tradition.
The couple decorate their front yard on Ray Street each year. There is a Nativity scene, the Nutcracker, Santa Claus, reindeer, Christmas trees and Disney characters, among other cheerful sights.
The display takes three weeks to set up, 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.
"We have a huge helicopter and a great big hugging bear" this year, Trish added. "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. in Milligan.