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Gresey: A trek to look at Larsen’s lights

Published: Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 5:30 a.m. CDT

A few weeks back, my boyfriend and I decided spur-of-the-moment to take a trip to Larsen’s Christmas Light Show at 42W891 Beith Road in Elburn.

Toting two cups of mint hot chocolate, we headed west on Route 38 past Lafox Road and turned right on Beith.

It was our first visit to the light show, and I was pretty excited to check out the display.

After making the turn on Beith, I thought we’d run across the lights in quick time. Instead, I found myself driving through dark, twisty-turny roads, which amped up the suspense.

Then, shortly before hitting Anderson Road, we saw the glow of the Larsen home. I had already switched my car radio to 88.5-FM, so – as we pulled up behind another car – the choreographed light show was immediately upon us.

And it really was an impressive show.

Illuminated stars danced. Lit-up trees spiraled. And lasers flashed over the holiday-decorated scene as different songs played on the radio.

At least a dozen other vehicles were lined up on both sides of the road to watch the show. My boyfriend and I stayed about 20 minutes, then we turned around and made our way back home.

Those wishing to check out the show can do so from 5 to 11 p.m. through the holidays.

In addition, another notable light show can be found at the Mooseheart Child City and School near Batavia.

The third annual Holiday Lights at Mooseheart event runs from 5 to 9 p.m. through Dec. 31. More than 80 holiday displays are part of the lights extravaganza, including a large light tunnel.

Cost is $10 a vehicle, and an additional $1 can be put toward 3D glasses.

All proceeds go to children in need, according to www.mooseheart.org, where additional information and a coupon can be found.

The entrance to the Holiday Lights at Mooseheart event is two miles north of Interstate 88 on Route 31.

Merry Christmas and happy holidays, Kane County!

• Kathy Gresey is editor of the Kane County Chronicle. Contact her at kgresey@shawmedia.com or 630-845-5368.

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