Lake Linda's Christmas Lights
By Leah Chester-Davis
“Let your light shine” seems to be Mike and Tonia Register’s mantra. What started as this couple’s desire to brighten the holidays with a few Christmas lights 11 years ago has turned into a holiday extravaganza.
Lake Linda’s Christmas Lights is so big that many people think it’s put on by the local municipality. The holiday lights display is synchronized to music and brightens not only the holidays for the Surf City area, it has captured national attention. Two years ago, ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight” showcased the popular and fun Christmas wonderland. The Registers, along with their friends and family, plan all year. Santa often visits to add to the merriment, and thousands visit from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, from dusk to 10 p.m. on weeknights, and to 10:30 p.m. on weekends. The light display is free, but donations are accepted. You can drive through or, for the optimal experience, walk through.
“Everything about it is amazing! The lights are spectacular, and every year there is a little something different or new. They do it for the people and the community.”
—Patty Foley, RockyPoint, a member of Four County EMC