Marengo family farm creates Christmas lights show nightly through December

  • A holiday light show goes on nightly from 6 to 9 p.m. through Dec. 31 at the Hanson family barn in Marengo.

    A holiday light show goes on nightly from 6 to 9 p.m. through Dec. 31 at the Hanson family barn in Marengo. Courtesy of Katelyn S. Bolds

 
 
Updated 12/6/2021 4:49 PM

A family farm in Marengo is lighting up the night sky this Christmas season with a spectacular new light show.

The Hanson farm buildings have been decked out with more than 45,000 pixel LEDs, 20 stage digital multiplex fixtures, 3,000 feet of cables, and several stage lasers.

 

The light show is synced to music, which people can tune into via a local radio station, 92.9FM.

This is the first year for the show, and Chris Hanson, owner and creator of the show, wanted to make it free for everyone to enjoy.

Hanson says donations to pay the electricity bill are still appreciated and can be made on hansonbarn.com.

The show has a current run-time of 15 minutes but songs are being added every day, so be sure to visit again for any new additions.

Sam Bolds, a lighting designer and friend of the Hanson family, said their goal is to make the show up to 30 minutes with a variety of songs in each set.

A fan favorite has been established in the song "Do You Want to Build a Snowman" from Disney's Frozen with choreographed lights.

Right now, the show is encouraging people to come out from 6 to 9 p.m. to view the lights. Hours may vary but can be checked at the event website, which will be updated more regularly.

The show is ongoing through Dec. 31 and can be found at 5107 Thorne Road.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Get articles sent to your inbox.