With severe weather, storms add a danger for many who have outdoor Christmas lights displays.
We spoke with the Stewart Family Christmas Light display in Fayetteville, the family said during these threats they have to constantly be prepared for the safety of both their display and their visitors.
With 500 inflatables and over 1.5 million lights on display, the Stewart family is on high alert.
“We’ve got 3 people on standby just searching the radar and the other 19 people will be around doing crowd control and making sure everybody’s staying safe if anything ever does occur,” said Stewart.
Carlin Stewart said they have the safest form of lights and prepare all of their inflatables for potential weather.
“We have to make sure that everything is staked down good which we do when we put everything up. If something does occur the inflatables get wet, they get more weighed down, the wind starts gusting out and that’s what rips it,” said Stewart.
Over 30 loads of gravel have also been put down in the parking lot and throughout the display to prevent visitors from getting stuck in the mud from the heavy rains.
Stewart said while they want visitors to enjoy their Christmas display, the number one priority is safety.
“If anything does happen with the rain or severe weather we will let everybody know to keep everybody safe,” said Stewart.
Carlin Stewart said they will be open their normal hours tonight from 5:30 to 9:30. If they have to close for severe weather they will put an announcement out on their Facebook page and get visitors here out safely.