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More than 100,000 Christmas Lights Synchronized to Music on Display Dec. 1

November 26, 2014       Leave a Comment
By: Josh Sharrow

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Superb viewing and ample parking available at Tittabawassee Township Park for the return of the famous Freeland Lights Show. Gary Shepard's annual display of 100,000 Christmas lights is ready for viewing from 5:30 - 10:00 pm each night from December 1st until January 1st.

Visit Tittabawassee Township Park at 9200 Midland Road in Freeland, tune your car's radio to 93.9 FM, and enjoy the show from the warmth of your car! Spectator donations benefit the CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region and Habitat for Humanity.

Daily shows start at 5:30 pm, and the last show starts at 10:00 pm. Early evening shows start every quarter hour and last about 12 minutes. Shows beginning at 9:00 pm last about 22 minutes and include additional songs.

While visitors were enjoying last year's display, Mr. Shepard was busy developing this year's. It's a hobby he's had since childhood. Mr. Shepard explains: "Decorating with lights started at an early age, at around 7 years old, when Santa delivered 5 strings of GE 'Merry Midget' lights." He began setting the blink of the lights to music in 2005 and collecting visitors' donations for the CAN Council in 2008. To date, Mr. Shepard's Freeland Lights Show has raised over $34,000 for the CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region.

Suzanne Greenberg, President/CEO of the CAN Council says, "Our community looks forward to Mr. Shepard's spectacular Lights Show each year. It's a simple way to enjoy the holiday season while helping the families served by the CAN Council and Habitat for Humanity."



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