By Erica Thomas, managing editor
PINSON — A Pinson family is once again lighting up the skies with Bama Lights, a Christmas lights show. Lisa Settembrino and K.C. Komer work on the display and great visitors to bring smiles to faces and to raise money for a good cause.
Every year, the display gets bigger. This year, there are around 340,000 lights. The lights are turned on at 5 p.m. each night and are turned off at 9:30 p.m.
Settembrino and Komer begin putting up lights on Sept. 1 and they are turned on Thanksgiving Night. The last night for the light display is Christmas night. This year is a little different because of coronavirus. There is no walking around allowed. Cars must pass through without parking as well.
The display is synchronized to music that can be heard on the radio, on station 88.1 FM. Komer learned how to set up the show by watching YouTube videos. He used approximately 21 miles of extension cords. This is the family’s 10th year of putting together the light show. It all started with 35,000 lights, but Komer has built more displays and added more lights every year.
This year, donations will go to Magic Moments, an organization that grants non-medical moments to children with chronic life-threatening illnesses in Alabama. A donation box is placed under the scrolling sign. You can also donate at PayPal.me/BamaLights
The address of Bama Lights is 8333 West Hill Rd. Pinson, AL 35126.
Drone video by James Nicholas can be viewed below.