Lancaster County man using lights display to raise money for a good cause

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When it comes to Christmas lights, Don Krasley is a mastermind.

He has more than 60,000 lights in his front yard and spends countless hours every year not only setting them up, but putting them all to music.

“Some days I come out and work for five, eight hours. I don’t even go in the house,” he said.

Krasley sets all of his lights to music with a program on his computer. He’s up to 17 songs now and each one is a labor of love.

“Probably got 120 hours into just one song alone,” he said.

For the sixth year, people from all over come to see his display. All donations from people who come to see the lights go toward the Ronald McDonald house in Hershey.

“They’re all about helping families in their time of need. And this is Christmastime, it’s time to think about your families,” Krasley said.

Despite the fact it will take Krasley about a week to take the display down, he says it’s the little things that make it all worth it.

“If we make one person smile that was otherwise a little down this holiday, it paid for itself,” he said.

The Krasleys raised more than $3,000 for charity last year with their display and hope to double that this year.



    • Barbara Sheirer

      It is off Route 72 N in Manheim right before the PA Renaissance Faire. Turn left on Pinch Road crossover Cider Press Road intersection and continue straight until you come to Woodlands Drive on your Right. Go back Woodlands to the end of the caldisac, it is the last house on the Right. Enjoy!

  • Don Krasley

    Thanks Jessica! You guys did a great job of covering our display!
    Remember folks, they were invited to get that close to the display and I would appreciate if our guests not enter the display areas. There is hazardous voltage out there and we want you to have an enjoyable visit and a wonderful Christmas!
    check out our website for more information:
    or our facebook page
    They got Manheim township but it's really Rapho township. We have a map on our website and all the information you need to find us

    • Jeff Oster

      Awesome work Don..Dana an Paula showed me one of your Christmas Display CD's when i was home for a vist .. Grat work for a great Cause.. Seasons Greetings to you and yours..

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