Worth the Drive to See Over 53,000 Christmas Lights at Epic Home in Hebron, Maine
Clark Griswold ain't got nothing on Dan in Hebron.
Load the kids in the car and go see this amazing house in Hebron, Maine.
664 Buckfield Rd, Hebron
Dan has been hanging lights in some way or another since his junior year of high school back in 1998. He loves lights and thrilling people with them. He's had his current Christmas extravaganza in Hebron since 2013. Before that, you may have caught Dan's Lights on Winter Street in Auburn. His largest display in Auburn was 12,000 lights. He's got over 5 times that many in Hebron!
He puts up all the lights himself with a little help from his wife and kids for the bigger trees.
I asked Dan what his theme was. He says he has a Christmas tree theme he started about 4 years ago and just ran with it. No real reason, he just thinks they look pretty and it's something that everyone associates with Christmas.
He keeps Santa out of his display as he is trying to glorify the birth of Christ.
The sweetest light display is the piano inside the heart. That is for Dan's mom who taught piano lessons. She passed away in 2020. It's always the first thing he puts up each year and it stays on from dawn to dusk from October 16th (the day she passed) until the rest of the display comes on.
He always welcomes donations but doesn't expect them. He puts out a donation jar at their annual Lights On event and any donation goes toward expenses.
What the heck is his electric bill?
That's actually Dan's favorite question. He says it's a common misconception. Last year he had 48,000 lights and his electric bill for December compared to November was $24.78 higher. The display is 100% LED which helps but even with incandescents Christmas lights do not cost that much to operate. It costs a whole lot more to run the air conditioners in the summer than it does to run lights in December.
If you are looking for a sweet display as you travel around, head to Hebron to see this amazing display!