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Elgin Lights provides Christmas cheer for 16 years
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One of Towns many Elgin Lights train sets is pictured running past a village. The trains and village displays are in one of the three buildings on Towns property. Some of the train and village displays are animated. - photo by Photos courtesy of
This year marks the 16th year of Elgin Lights, a Christmas display featuring more than 35,000 lights put on for the community at the home of Paul and Sarah Towns. It takes the Towns family, with help from friends, nearly a month and a half to set up the lights and displays. “It’s not just a light show, people can park and get out of their cars … the displays are theme-oriented,” Towns said, describing the Christmas show.