Glencoe church offers spectacular Christmas light show - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Glencoe church offers spectacular Christmas light show

ETOWAH COUNTY (WBRC) - A church on a busy Alabama highway is taking synchronized Christmas lights to a whole new level.
Some 120,000 lights adorn the First Baptist Church of Glencoe on Highway 431.  They first fired up around Thanksgiving.
From 5 to 10 p.m. each night, drivers can slow down or stop--on the side of the highway, or the small access road in front of the church--and tune their radios to 90.5 FM.  They'll see a light show set to every thing from traditional carols to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra to the Beach Boys.
"It functions just as if you'd run one off of an iPod in your car,." says Dustin Teat, who oversees the lights.  We just souped it up, built a big antenna for it and it projects about a half mile."
Alabama Power actually installed two utility poles just to run the power for the lights alone.
Logan Moore once had many of the lights on his own home.  He was persuaded to bring the lights to church after finding how much traffic drove by--15,000 cars a day, according to the ALDOT website.
"We more than doubled everything and actually put everything up and had it programmed in three weeks," Moore said. "And that just goes to show the amount of volunteers that had, it's been an entire church effort."
The lights will stay up through New Year's Eve.

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