CHRISTMAS SPIRIT: Dazzling displays

Published 10:47 am Saturday, December 11, 2021

The tradition of touring Christmas lights is alive in Sulphur. Pecan Street (east of The Grove) has hundreds of lights lining the street, blinking merrily here and there and even a peace sign outlined on the roof of one of the houses.

One homeowner made the storage rail car in his yard, used until his house is fully refurbished) as the perfect perch for the Grinch.

Girls and boys can post letters to the North Pole on this street. (Parents should probably” “proofread” — as a courtesy to their children, of course before children drop letters into the box found at Sheila and Jerry Broussard’s at 316 Pecan St. Only the child’s first name should be included. However, the letters do get read by neighbors Tina and Scotty Jacobs.

“When I took over as Holiday House chair about 18 years ago, I asked all neighbors to at least line the street with crystal bulbs for the enjoyment of festival goers,” said Neida Kaye Loup. “Many decorated that first year and it quickly grew into a tradition with more and more decorations being added through the years.

In addition to Pecan Street, swing by the house on the corner of Darbonne and Dean. The yard is filled with lighted cutouts.

Finally, no tour of Christmas lights would be complete without a trip down Choupique Road to see the lights and other decorations, many vintage, a tradition established years ago by the Lawton family.

The Mike Duhon House should not be missed. It is at 5593 Choupique Road. The Rod and Katy Smith house is at 3206 Choupique Road. Passengers cannot leave the car to view the elaborate decorations. However, the driveway is circular, allowing a closer look.

On Sunday, Dec. 19, the Smiths will continue another holiday family tradition. The public is invited to come by for their annual candy cane giveaway and exchange holiday greetings.