Tahoka's Santa's Land rings in December with 7 year tradition - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Tahoka's Santa's Land rings in December with 7 year tradition

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TAHOKA, TX (KCBD) -

The idea for Santa's Land Drive thru park originated in the Chancy family's about 7 years ago. Many seasons later volunteers from around Tahoka staff the nightly event as families, children and people of all ages from all over Texas come to see the light display in the Chancy's front yard. Owner, Bill Chancy, 87, says his house is the oldest house in Tahoka and he enjoys having thousands of visitors during the holiday season.

The attraction is completely free Chancy says, visitors donations just help keep the lights on. His electricity bill is more than $2,000 for the months of November and December. The drive through park is located on South 11th and Avenue O in Tahoka, 30 miles south of Lubbock.

It starts at 6:30 and goes until 10:30 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. 

'Twas the month of December and all to the south, 
in the town of Tahoka, lights draw crowds to this house.

Months of prep, and huge bills for electricity.
Bill Chancy says its worth it when he sees smiles of simplicity. 

His wife was the artist, The Da Vinci of Reindeer
Her hand painted work- spreading holiday cheer.

But this year, just months after she passed-- 
a hole in the picture, no one can mask.

As kids ask, an emotional answer he hates to admit,

in fact He pauses each time he says it.

No, Ms. Claus isn't here-- 
she's up...at the North Pole this year.

But tradition continues with reindeer, free coco, cookies & lights,
families winding through to talk to the star of the night.

Friday through Sunday, with the crowds, there's such a clatter
But the memories between the lights, those are the things that really matter.
 

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