Pickford family sets up Santa’s workshop at Old Hwy. 85 home
by Wes Mayer
Those looking for a more classic Christmas lights display this holiday season should visit the Pickfords’ home on Old Highway 85 in Senoia.
“There’s all kinds of stuff,” said Robert Pickford, who set up the decorations with the help of his family. “The yard’s pretty full.”
The Pickfords have decorated their home with red, green, blue and icicle lights, have lit up their front yard’s bushes and trees with different colors, and have arranged several Christmas wreaths on the front of their home. The Pickfords have also set up a line of toy soldiers near the road.
“It’s fun just sitting on the porch and watching the cars slow down as they pass,” said Don Pickford, Robert’s father. “Sometimes you’ll see the TV screens in the back and know kids are in the car.”
Over the years, the Pickfords have collected a set of plastic Christmas figures — including Frosty, Santa, a little helper and a reindeer. Each figure glows, and the Pickfords have placed them around their yard. Santa was naturally placed on the roof.
Pickford said the entire decorating process took around two days. He and his dad had help from his niece, daughter and stepdaughter, who helped as much as they could. Next year, they plan on adding more to their decorations by building a train in their front yard, Pickford said.
The Pickfords plan on having their lights turned on from dusk until around 9:30 each night, and will keep them on until a couple of days after Christmas.
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Here are some other stops to see Christmas lights in Coweta:
• The Lamberts, 40 Camelia Circle, in the Lake Hills neighborhood off U.S. 29 North.
• The Stewart home along with several neighbors in Acropolis Court, located in the back of the neighborhood off Macedonia Road and Pegasus Trace.
• The Walkers, 6 Patriot Lane, in Avery Park off U.S. Highway 29 North, Newnan.
• The Yarbroughs, 205 Brittain Way, in Timberidge off U.S. 29 in north Coweta.
• Downtown Newnan where the city has lighted trees and buildings.
(In the weeks leading up to Christmas, The Newnan Times-Herald is featuring local light displays. If you have a light display you are proud of, contact Wes Mayer at the Times-Herald office at 770-253-1576, Extension 724 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. We ask that you not contact us about a friend or neighbor because we want to have permission from the owner of the display. Some people may not want theirs in the newspaper.)