Family honors Prince with 10,000 holiday lights

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 04: Prince performs during the 'Pepsi Halftime Show' at Super Bowl XLI between the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears on February 4, 2007 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Prince, who died at age 57 in April 2016, is the subject of a family's holiday light display in Minnesota. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 04: Prince performs during the 'Pepsi Halftime Show' at Super Bowl XLI between the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears on February 4, 2007 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Prince, who died at age 57 in April 2016, is the subject of a family's holiday light display in Minnesota. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

A Chaska, Minnesota, family is honoring the late singer Prince with their house holiday display.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that Mike Staudt and his family created a 10,000 light display that blinks to "Purple Rain."

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The family has created its "Lights on Pascolo" light display each year for three years, but the addition this year hit a chord with them since Prince died at age 57 in April.

"We've always been casual Prince fans, but his passing really hit us," Staudt told the Star Tribune. "We regretted not taking advantage of having such an iconic star so close to us and never attended any of the shows or concerts at Paisley.

"Prince's passing meant so much to our community that we decided to do a short dedication during the intermission of our Christmas light show to honor him."

The Staudt family's light show is 14 minutes long, including the 2-minute Prince tribute intermission. Passersby can tune their car radios to  87.9 FM to hear "Purple Rain" along with the display, which includes graphics of Prince and his iconic symbol.

Details on the show, including times, are at the Lights on Pascolo Facebook page.

Watch a video of the display below.

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