shannesser fennerIf Christmas is  your favorite time of the year, there is no shortage of events to attend.  And if a good display lights up your heart, don’t miss “Christmas Lights at Denton Ridge” on December 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

“This is our 7th year that we are opening and we have many new things to see this year,” said Deborah Denton, co-owner of Denton Ridge. “We have a Loch Ness monster in our pond that we call 

Lynosaurus because my husband’s name is Lyn and he designed it.” Denton added that he is green with a red Santa hat on and the reflection off of the water makes it look outstanding.  

The property has over 100,000 Christmas lights. “We started putting up lights in September and continue to put them up right to the last minute,” said Denton. “We have a five-star rating on Christmas Lights at Denton Ridge on our Facebook page.”   

The event features pony rides for children 10 years old and younger, Santa and his shop, snacks for sale, a live Nativity scene, face painting for the kids, an old country store, a novelty shop, an old-timey wash house and meat house, farm equipment on display, a woodcarver, two blacksmiths and a tram ride on the property to view the beautiful lights and sights. “The snacks include hot chocolate, coffee, apple cider, Hoop cheese, molasses cookies, popcorn and other goodies,” said Denton.  “Bring your cell phones and cameras and take all the pictures you would like with Santa.” Denton added that there are all kinds of animals such as chickens, turkeys, ducks, peacocks, goats, donkeys, horses and others.  

     “We have a country western band in the barn every night,” said Denton.  “It is Charles Carlisle and he has four other guys in the band with him.”  Denton added that they have a big barn where the band will play and participants will sit on the benches and enjoy the music.  

“We would like for everyone to come out and enjoy the fun, music and lights,” said Denton. 

Ticket cost is $10 for adults and free for children ages 3 and under. Denton Ridge is located at 10501 Ramsey Street in Linden, NC.  For more information call 273-3071.   

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