TONGANOXIE, Kan. — A Tonganoxie, Kansas, family is shedding some light on what has been considered a dark year for many.
“2020 has kind of been a dumpster fire," Lindsay Masur said.
Like many other families navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, the Masurs did not want to lose all of their Christmas traditions.
Brandon Masur is a firefighter and told 41 Action News they he used his downtime to learn how to put together a light show.
Last year was the first time the Masurs put up an LED light display.
The Masur home was a hit with the community after syncing their lights to the song, Red Kingdom by Tech N9ne.
This year, Brandon Masur was hoping for a bigger and better light show, but hit a few roadblocks due to COVID-19.
“I had bigger plans for this year, COVID obviously got in the way. Most of these lights are imported from China and was concerned with everything going on this year, maybe they’d get stuck in customs and I didn’t want money tied up with something I wasn’t able to use, so I had to order from what was in stock in the United States, which was slim," Brandon Masur said.
Last year, the house had more than 3,500 lights in the display. This year, with many new additions, the Masur home has more than 4,000 LED lights.
“I feel like we stepped up our Christmas game," Lindsay Masur said.
For their 2020 show, the Masurs synced the lights to seven different songs, including something for the kids, the holidays and the Kansas City Chiefs.
“As soon as they come on, every night is a very steady line of cars," Brandon Masur said.
The cars won't stop anytime soon as it's not the typical holiday light display. As the Chiefs get into the playoffs, the lights will remain on, just as they did for the team's Super Bowl run.
“I continue to add Chiefs stuff. I’ve got another one I’d like to add, so hopefully we go deep into the playoffs so that has plenty of time to run and I have plenty of time to get it done," Brandon Masur said.
In the meantime, people can catch the light display every night starting at 5:30 p.m. in the 900 block of North Oak Terrace in Tonganoxie.