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December 19, 2012

Lighting the way

Check out these area Christmas displays


Campbell home

Like many serious decorators, Don and Glenda Campbell start turning on their lights around Thanksgiving and leave them up until around the first of the year.

The lights are visible from the road for some distance, and Glenda Campbell said there are plenty of neighbors and others who drive by just to see them. From nativity figures to a cross image and giant candy canes as an entrance to their doorway, the Campbell home is decked out for the season.

To get there: From Dalton, take Ga. Highway 41 to Rocky Face. Turn left onto Old LaFayette Road. Turn left onto Sam Love Road. The home is at the intersection of Sam Love Road and Green Valley Drive.

Eton City Park

Lights dance and flash to the beat of a song for this Murray County tradition. It runs nightly through Jan. 1 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

This year there are more activities in addition to watching the show, according to Secret Santa founder Sheila Peabody. Secret Santa, an organization that helps buy presents for children, now runs the show and has added Santa sleigh rides, a craft area, rocking chairs, photos with not just Santa but the Grinch or more characters, too. All activities are $5 or less. For more information visit murrayoutreach.org.

To get there: From Ga. Highway 76, turn left on U.S. 411. In Eton, turn right on CCC Camp Road. Turn left at the post office. The park will be visible from the road.

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