McAllen Home Lighting Up an Entire Neighborhood
MCALLEN – A McAllen man dresses his home and truck in 65,000 Christmas lights to help spread joy throughout the Christmas season.
Upon arrival at 1916 Jefferson Ave in McAllen, people are greeted with a candy cane and a smile. From there it only takes a few steps to realize that you’re at the McAllen Christmas Fantasia.
Corbet Sparks is the creator, designer and choreographer of this Christmas light wonderland. In fact, he has a new nickname, the Christmas light maestro.
The Maestro said this marks the eighth year of the Fantasia. This year he’s dressed his home in 65,000 lights. He also plays music which he hand selects and broadcasted over his FM radio channel. He then choreographs the lights to dance to the music.
“I do all of that. I do my own synchronizing and that’s all done on the computer. So there is not a bulb coming on or going off that I didn’t tell it when to come on and when to go off,” Sparks told CHANNEL 5 NEWS.
Sparks said that’s a task that takes him all year to complete. He starts hanging the lights in September. And if you’re wondering Sparks said: “No I am not retired.”
He still works a full time job in the oil fields. So why spend so much time on Christmas lights?
“Of course I enjoy it, I enjoy watching it, I’ve always enjoyed Christmas lights, but the main thing is the little ones, the kids and the joy that it brings. It’s phenomenal! Just come and see the show,” Sparks explained.
The Christmas light maestro invites you and your family to see the McAllen Christmas Fantasia until the Dec. 30. That’s when the lights go off.