Bible stories come to life in million-light Christmas display

Niederman Family Farm’s free Walk Thru the Bible Christmas Display is celebrating the season with lights, music, life-sized figures of Bible characters and more. Over 10,000 guests visit the display, annually. The festivities will continue through Saturday, Dec. 30. GINNY MCCABE/CONTRIBUTED

Niederman Family Farm is celebrating the season with its “Walk Thru The Bible Christmas Display,” which attracts more than 10,000 guests, annually. The festivities are open nightly at 6 p.m. through Saturday, Dec. 30.

“The Christmas display is my grandparents’ gift to the community. Every year, we have families that make this part of their annual holiday tradition,” said Farm Manager Brian Garver.

Garver’s grandparents, Bob and Janet Niederman, opened the display in December 2001. As the guestbook in the barn shows, people from all over the world have visited the display, including foreign exchange students and guests from almost every state.

“We’ve added to the display every year. … This year, we’ve added some lighted figures throughout the display including some snowmen and different things. We will also have a set of 16-foot singing Christmas trees,” Garver said.

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Visitors will see a million lights that illuminate the way as they relive Biblical history through a collection of scenes that make up the half-mile walk-through display. The display includes life-sized figures of Bible characters that tell the Christmas story, along with colorful, oversized pictures that recount Jesus’ life and works.

“The display tells the story of the Bible from Creation all the way through to the Ascension of Christ,” Garver said.

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Designed as a free, family-friendly event, other highlights include entertainment in the barn by local school and church groups, live animals and holiday-themed music. Guests will also receive complimentary hot chocolate and cookies in the decorated barn at the end of the walk-through. For complete details, visit www.niedermanfamilyfarm.com.

There is no charge for admission, however, donations are accepted. Guests are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather, and will spend 30 to 45 minutes experiencing the entire display.

Countless hours of volunteer time go into preparing the display each season. Those interested in volunteering to help take the display down may contact Niederman Family Farm.

WANT TO GO?

What: Niederman Family Farm "Walk Thru the Bible Christmas Display."

When: The display runs through Saturday, December 30. Hours of operation are Sunday through Thursday, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Open on Christmas.

Where: Use 4972 Lesourdsville West Chester Road, Liberty Twp. in your GPS and that will lead to the "Walk Thru the Bible Christmas Display."

Admission: Free. Donations are accepted.

More info: www.niedermanfamilyfarm.com

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