December 24th the ranch will go dark. Earl has lung cancer and may not be around next year. He wants his family to start their own traditions at their own homes and not light up the ranch without him. If you have not seen it make sure to visit before the 24th.
He is also asking all of those who have left messages on the trees for their love ones to come and pick them up.
This is just so heart breaking to hear about Earl, He is such a wonderful person. I found out about his ranch 5 years ago when I moved here and we look forward to going there every year. my prayers are with the family.
I can’t even begin to describe how sad this makes me. My best friend died unexpectedly in 2010. One of our common loves was going out to look at Christmas lights. We’d stop at Starbucks and get hot chocolate then drive around for hours looking at the lights. I found this place in 2010 after he passed away, and spent 2 hours walking around looking at all the beautiful lights. I wrote an ornament to him… talked with Santa, and was lucky enough to talk with this wonderful family. I’ve been back every year since.
May God bless this family for all they are going through… and a huge THANK YOU from my family to yours for making such a wonderful Christmas display!