Herr’s Christmas lights now on display
● By Steven Hoffman
The Herr Foods Christmas lights display, a beloved holiday tradition for more than 30 years, is now open from dusk to dawn. The drive-through display in the area around the Herr Foods company headquarters at 20 Herr Drive in Nottingham requires a team of five people approximately six weeks to create, utilizing a total of more than 600,000 lights. Approximately 90 percent of the lights in the display are LED lights, which use 80 to 90 percent less energy than incandescent lights. It takes almost 220 sets of lights to cover “Big Blue” which, at 90 feet, is the largest tree in the display. Big Blue is located along Route 272. The Herr’s Christmas lights display attracts approximately 9,000 cars each year and is free to the public.