Deerfield Holiday Lights - Plano, TX, US
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Crazy4horses
N 33° 04.270 W 096° 47.244
14S E 706546 N 3661353
Quick Description: Deerfield is located in Northwest Plano between Preston Rd. and Coit Rd. Enter from Legacy on Colonnade or Archgate.They are usually on between the hours of 7pm-11pm during the entire month of December.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 12/3/2016 6:51:31 PM
Waymark Code: WMTKCM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team GPSaxophone
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Long Description:
When Deerfield was being built, it was actually considered by many to be too far north on Preston Road. There were only fields north of the intersection of Park and Preston. The builders wanted to get people into the neighborhood to look at the homes, so for three or four Christmas seasons, they offered the homeowners a $5000 prize for 1st place, $2500 for second place, and $1000 for 3rd place. Also, there weren't nearly as many families then as there are now so it was not unreasonable to win a prize. Several people got very competitive about it. People/pets were dressed in costumes and greeting people who drove through even giving out candy. Some people covered their lawns in cotton.
Animation was very big. I remember one house had their teenage daughter get dressed in an angel costume and would stand in the front window and act like an animated figure. You had
to look closely to realize it was a real person.
The next year, everyone owned so many lights, they put them back up and the tradition began.
Longtime Deerfield Homeowner
Holiday: Christmas

When is this viewable?: From: 12/1/2016 To: 12/30/2016

Public or Private?: Private

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