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The 19th annual Concho Christmas Celebration Light Show begins at six each evening until December 31st. Tens of thousands of people from across the nation attend our local show every year, and with another week and a half to go organizers say this might be the most attended year ever.

The 19th annual Concho Christmas Celebration Light Show begins at six each evening until December 31st.

Tens of thousands of people from across the nation attend our local show every year, and with another week and a half to go organizers say this might be the most attended year ever.

Connie Gonzalez reports...

What started as an idea in 1995 by Chairman, Lee Pfluger, has transformed over the years from a small walking tour to 2.4 miles of enchanting Christmas lights for the community to enjoy as they drive the stretch.

"I believe this is the most spectacular display that we've had during our entire history," Pluger said.

The Concho Christmas Celebration is in its 19th year requiring $100,000 each year to maintain expenses and enhance this captivating experience.

In 2.4 miles, displaying over 3 million (M) Christmas lights; the Concho Christmas Celebration attracts people from all around the nation.

This extraordinary tour not only lights up the path, but lifts the holiday spirit. According to last year's surveys, people came from 26 different states and 208 Texas cities to observe dozens of lighted scenes and decorations.

"Many states came to see our lights and eat in our restaurants, sleep in our motels and hotels. The community has a lot of benefit from the light tour."

Due to challenging winter weather conditions, this year's opening celebration was canceled, but Pluger says after the rocky start almost 20,000 people have already witnessed the tour.

"We hope to track in the 60,000-70,000 by the end of the tour."

Beginning September first, hundreds dedicate their time in order to make this light show possible.

Pluger says the large scenes are the most challenging. The fountain at Kids Kingdom is 40 feet tall requiring two bucket trucks to carry it, and the American flag at El Paseo De Santa Angela is 35 feet tall and 40 feet wide.

"Over the last 19 years we have utilized every electrical outlet."

The Concho Christmas Celebration continues till December 31st. On Friday's and Saturday's the show remains lit until midnight. Over the New Year's Holiday; however, the lights will stay on all night for New Year's celebrators.

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