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December 19, 2012

Lighting the way

Check out these area Christmas displays


Pye home

There are thousands of lights and dozens of characters and displays for everyone to see from Tibbs Road in Dalton.

“Growing up, dad always liked Christmas lights, and so he started putting those lights out,” said owner Johnny Pye Jr. “We lost him in ‘96, but we keep the tradition going.”

In addition to traditional Christmas decorations, there are dragons, helicopters, old cars and a variety of other displays. The spectacle is designed for people to see from the road — and it’s hard to miss.

“Dad got a letter from the mayor and council years ago commending him for that (his Christmas displays),” Pye said. “He was happy.”

To get there: From Walnut Avenue, turn onto Tibbs Road at Steak ‘n Shake. The home is between Maple Way and Emery Street.

Embick home

Donna Embick is in remission after a battle with breast cancer said and it gives her great “joy” to see children enjoying her lights.

The lights are on at the Embicks’ north Murray County home until about 9:30 p.m. through the holiday season. There are more than 8,000 lights, several inflatable snow globes and figures, a train set and a dancing Santa.

Embick and her husband Jay live on a small dirt road.

To get there: From Dalton, follow Walnut Avenue into Murray County and turn left onto Ga. Highway 225 North. Turn left onto Fullers Chapel Road. Turn right onto Charlotte Drive.

Grant home

The Christmas spirit is far from missing on David Grant’s front lawn at 605 W. Woodland Drive in Dalton. With several children and grandchildren, Grant has been putting out his inflatable Rudolph, Mickey Mouse, Reindeer Railways train or whichever displays suit his fancy for about the last 10 years.

He welcomes people to drive by to look at the spectacles. Stop by during the week of Christmas, and visitors might catch Santa Claus on the premises handing out candy canes and posing for pictures.

To get there: From Underwood Street in Dalton, turn left onto West Woodland Drive. There are several decorated homes on the street. Grant’s is on the left.

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