Family decks out house with 100,000 lights

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Added On December 26, 2016

100,000 lights surround the home of a Siouxland family that looks to spread holiday cheer every year.
 
SOUNDBITE(English): ROB SCHEITLER, Christmas Acres co-owner
"This year we're up to 100,000 lights, we estimate we have 1,200 displays out in the yard with us, we have some inflatables. We've got music going every night."
 
This is not your regular Christmas lights display.
 
SOUNDBITE(English): ROB SCHEITLER, Christmas Acres co-owner
"We had no idea it was ever going to get this big and it's amazing how many people drive two hours or more away just to come and see this every year."  
 
The Scheitlers have even had visitors from Peru. And all the donations go to a local charity.
 
SOUNDBITE(English): ROB SCHEITLER, Christmas Acres co-owner
"The charity that we give to is called the Christian Needs Center in Le Mars, all the donations we receive all goes to them for their food bank."
 
Visitors can feel a bit of holiday cheer, with some new displays and others dating back to when the scheitler family first began inviting people over for the show.
 
SOUNDBITE(English): ROB SCHEITLER, Christmas Acres co-owner
"I grew up with all this on our family farm, and then 20 years ago when we built the house we  moved it all up here and started Christmas acres."
 
The decorations include collectors and items dating back to Rob Scheitlers family farm.
 
And he wants everyone to come appreciate them as much as he does.
 
SOUNDBITE(English): ROB SCHEITLER, Christmas Acres co-owner
"Come and see it and enjoy the lights!"
 
The Scheitler family has donated 18,000 for the Christian needs center since 2012.
 
They say they will be at 4,000 for this year by the end of tonight.