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INTERCOT > Info Central > Holidays > Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

The Osborne Family Specatacle of Lights was retired in 2015.


The Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights was born at the Osborne home in Little Rock, Ark., in 1986. That year, Jennings Osborne strung a modest 1,000 red lights as a holiday gift to his 6-year-old daughter. A new tradition was born.

He added more lights each year. In 1993 he strung more than three million lights. His home became the site of curious sightseers and long lines of traffic. Osborne’s neighbors took legal action due to the crowds. After the court battle, Osborne packed his bulbs and took them to Walt Disney World.

The famous Osborne Family light display moved in 2004. They are now located on
"Streets of America", the former New York Street area. Put on a pair of complimentary holographic glasses and the spectacle takes on amazing new dimensions. The "snow" falling nightly gets you ready for a snugly stroll with hot chocolate as you admire the twinkling lights.



Fun Facts:

  • It takes a crew of 18 electricians 14 weeks to hang the lights.

  • Approximately 12 miles of extension cord is used to light the display.

  • Each building along New York Street has its own “personality” in the windows.

  • The 70-foot tree is made up of 800 strings of lights and contains approximately 50,000 lights.

  • The canopy, a “Spectacle” favorite, hangs high above the new
    brownstone-lined San Francisco Street.

    "Streets of America" Photos:







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    Video Files:

     Osborne Spectacle of Lights (:16 - MPEG)



     

     Osborne Spectacle of Lights (:08 - MPEG)


     

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