LAWTON, Okla._ A Geronimo man has transformed his front yard into a lighting extravaganza for the eighth year in a row, but this year bigger and brighter than ever before.
Wayne Stiokoff put up 15,000 lights his first year decorating and it has since grown to more than 60,000 lights, all working in sync to the tune of popular Christmas music.
After the sun goes down it's hard to miss the bright display along Hwy. 281 just a few miles south of Geronimo in Cotton County.
"It's our gift to the community to let them come out and enjoy something," said Stiokoff.
Those who come by the light show don't even have to leave the car. They can tune their FM radio to 97.5 and enjoy the show that way.
"They're not just your standard grandma (and) grandpa type songs; they're pretty high level Trans Siberian orchestra and things like that."
During the holiday season, Stiokoff says people get tied up with shopping and gift giving and forget about the true meaning of Christmas: "My programs consist of what the real reason for the season is," he says.
Stiokoff starts prepping the day after Christmas when lights go on sale and puts in a few hundred hours in decorating and programming beginning in the summer.
The show and parking are free. It runs every night, from 6-11 p.m., through the New Year.