Members of the Scheitler family are in their 22nd year of hosting “Christmas Acres,” a display of 150,000 lights and around 1,300 plastic figurines and sculptures.
Rob Scheitler says his favorite part of hosting the display is interacting with visitors.
“I try and be out here every night, especially on weekends when it’s really busy. We’ll have our tables set up at the end of the driveway with all the candy canes for the kids,” Scheitler said. “On weekends when it is busy, I will be out here with three or four other people just to keep handing out candy canes.”
A 16-foot-tall inflatable Santa is one of the more popular decorations.
“The kids come down the road and they see that big Santa, they’re going ‘wow look at that!’ It’s neat to hear what the kids have to say,” Scheitler said.
The attraction often draws tour buses and large church groups from Nebraska and several other neighboring states.
Visitors to Christmas Acres can make donations as Scheitler says all of the money raised going to a local charity.