By Tracy Sanders
For more than 20 years, the Poole family in Enoree has shared the Christmas spirit with an animated light show.
Cody Poole hosts the light show at his parent’s property at 6264 Highway 92 in Enoree. This is the fifth year the show has been at this property.
The light show began with Poole’s late grandmother, Betty McClellion. Poole recalls fond memories of the time he spent with his grandmother setting up the displays. Now the spectacle continues to be a family affair. His father, Joel Poole, mother, Susan Poole, and brother, Justin Poole, all help.
To honor Grandma Betty, Poole’s neighbors, Jerry and Ashley Williams have allowed Poole to setup a Christmas display in their front yard, which is next to the light show.
This year, Poole estimates they’re using about 28,000 lights that are computer controlled in several different layouts. Viewers can tune into 92.7 FM to hear the accompanying music.
If you’ve been to the Poole light show in the past, be prepared for several new additions to this year’s display. You’ll notice a new second 22-foot mega tree, six roof top trees, new inflatables at the second display that includes a 20-foot Santa Claus and a 10-foot sign on the roof that reads “Poole’s Christmas Light Show”. But that’s not all, they’ll also have photo props for taking pictures and a special segment of the display to show support for police officers.
If you’re wondering about the power bill, Poole said it really doesn’t change that much. “It’s that time of year where we switch from air conditioning to gas heat. Plus, we use LED lights and they are energy efficient, “said Poole.
With the canceling of many local Christmas parade and other holiday festivities, the Poole’s light show is an opportunity to celebrate the season safely. “Because we are an outdoor venue, we won’t require guest to wear a mask but welcome them to wear one if they exit their vehicle and wish to wear one. We feel that our show is a great opportunity to celebrate the Christmas season and stay safe since guests can stay in their vehicles during the entire show if they wish,” said Poole.
The family asks that if you have any COVID-19 symptoms to please stay home.
The Poole’s do not charge for the light show but have a donation box for those inclined to give. All donations go towards the cost accompanied with maintaining, running and improving the light show.
Designated parking is on the front lawn and about 50 cars come see the Christmas light show on any open night.
The light show runs through December 26. Hours are:
• Sunday – Thursday: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
• Friday and Saturday: 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Free popcorn and cotton candy is available on Friday and Saturday nights. T-shirts and hoodies can also be purchased. They also have a mailbox to send letters directly to Santa at the North Pole.
NOTE: This is an updated version of the article we ran last year on the Poole Family Christmas Light Show.