By Elizabeth Lanier
Christmas on Dixie lights up Morgan County for the fifth year in a row. This annual festivity brings people from near and far to enjoy the display located on the corner of Dixie Highway and Wilson Road in Madison. According to Shane Seabolt, one of the founders of the exhibit, the idea of this yearly display of lights arises from a tradition he started with his daughters as they were growing up. Seabolt explains, “My daughters and I would always add a new decoration every year, and eventually the McCurley’s and I decided to share this tradition with the community.”
Though the display takes place in Madison, people from surrounding counties and even states make the drive to see this labor of love these two families share with everyone. In fact, Seabolt said that he has met people from overseas who have come to experience it with their families.
Christmas on Dixie opens on Thanksgiving night and continues until New Year’s Eve. The lights turn on around 5 – 5:30 p.m. and remain on until 10 p.m. on week nights. During the weekend, however, the lights remain on until at least 11 p.m, and on Christmas Eve, the lights stay on all night. Plus, the display is free for everyone.
With Christmas right around the corner, Santa has taken time out of his very busy schedule to pay a visit to Christmas on Dixie this weekend (Dec. 22 and 23). Along with Santa, there will also be a very talented face painter there who has visited in previous years. They will both be there around 6 p.m. If anyone would like more information about this seasonal display, they can check out the Facebook page, Christmas on Dixie. Bring your families out to check out the beautiful array of lights this weekend.