There are some amazing residential Christmas light displays in the Valley, But they all pale in comparison to the lights at Meridian-based Scentsy. Only 2 people worked on the massive set up, and you won't believe when they started.
Pat Souza knows Christmas lights like no one else..
He's got the orchard ladders, he's got the extension cords and he's got the lights.
Lots and lots of lights.
"We branch wrap our trees so it's individual branches," said Souza.
"It's pretty hard detail work is what it is."
He and his wife are the only two people lighting the Scentsy grounds, which amounts to a large park. The couple has been out here since mid October putting 20 miles of lights on 275 trees."
Scentsy first hired Souza five years ago.
"Scentsy is great company for allowing a small company like us to do this job," he said.
Over the years, the trees grew, as did the ladders.
"I don't like heights too much," he said.
For Souza, the two month gig before the holidays is a welcome source of income when his landscaping business drops off.
But the hours are long and cold.
"Few days ago I couldn't feel anything," he said.
"What makes me nervous is working at 11 at night and I'm tired and want to go to bed and I worry about him," said his wife.
You might have noticed a lot of purple lights at Scentsy.
Souza says that wasn't his call.
And now that he's almost done, he's created a work of art created out of the darkness.
"It's very gratifying. It means a lot to see it all lit up," Souza said.
But enjoy it while you can, because as they say, what goes up, must come down.
"Usually, taking them down is more difficult just because you're not in the mind frame because Christmas and the holidays are over."
You probably noticed all the purple lights in that piece,
Souza says Scentsy likes purple lights because it's the company color.