Dean Zoerb, of rural Minden, says he used many tens of thousands of LEDs along his five-acre plot surrounding their home to create a vast twinkling wonderland. Zoerb says he’s had years to perfect the display.
Zoerb says he’s been putting up light shows for some time and since he got married almost five years ago, he’s just increased the size and scope of the display each year.
It includes rows of green and red lights strung between the trees, hundreds of decorative candy canes along the driveway, glimmering trees and a lighted nativity scene. There’s even a large doll house, with each room individually decorated.
Zoerb says he’s utilized social media and other forms of advertising to help get the word out.
“A lot of people say they’ve seen it on Facebook or in the newspaper and want to come check it out,” he says. “I’ve got signs up on Highway 6 and Highway 10 and I’ve got another sign four miles south of the interstate at the Gibbon exit.”
Untold thousands of people have passed by the exhibit, some from nearby and others from as far away as England. The address is 2051 36th Road, north of Minden.
Reporting by Brent Wiethorn, KKPR, Kearney