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Check out the Christmas light display that’s taken over this Phoenix man's yard

By Mark Brodie
Published: Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - 1:28pm
Updated: Wednesday, December 21, 2022 - 9:19am

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Carl Jimenez
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Carl Jimenez at his north Phoenix home.

Every year around this time, Arizona neighborhoods are illuminated with plastic Santas, inflatable snowmen and lights hanging from houses, trees and pretty much anything else they can hang from.

Holiday music sings out of little, often hidden speakers. And lots of us map out the best houses to see these displays, either doing a drive-by or actually getting out of the car to see them up close.

On a recent evening, The Show met up with Carl Jimenez at his north Phoenix home near Union Hills Drive and First Avenue.

Jimenez runs light displays for the Fourth of July, Halloween and other holidays, in addition to Christmas. His holiday display takes up pretty much his entire driveway, front yard and one of his side yards.

And there’s a lot to see: gingerbread people, Santa’s workshop, Mrs. Claus’ kitchen, a hidden village and so much more. The Show talked to him about why we does it.

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