What started as a small, personal display on the Alexander Drive cul-de-sac has now become a major attraction and holiday tradition in Bridgewater.

Dale Higgins loves Christmas, and he has 200,000 lights and an animated village people can walk though to prove it.


What started as a small, personal display on the Alexander Drive cul-de-sac has now become a major attraction and holiday tradition in Bridgewater.


In addition to spreading holiday cheer, the display is Dale and Cindy Higgins’ way of spreading cheer the rest of the year through their nonprofit organization, Star Light Charities.


In past years, the display has raised $4,000 to $6,000, of which the Lions clubs collect 75 percent for their charity work on the nights they are on-site, and Star Light keeps 25 percent of the profits.


Higgins said the event is mostly funded through sponsors who cover the insurance, electric bill and other associated costs.


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For more information, see the Bridgewater Festival of Lights Web site here.