All of the Lights: #DayStar Christmas
In nature, lights create the color. In the picture, color creates the light- Hans Hoffman
I’ve never been what one would call a Christmas person. My grandma was always over the top with decor. Think every Black Mr & Mrs. Claus you could find, angels hanging from anything that would allow it and a train station that circled around the tree all day. As I grew up the holiday slowly diminished especially as I moved away from Indiana. Our holiday of choice was Thanksgiving. Food was always a major focus for anything we did. To this day I have never even had a Christmas Tree in my home, and if I did chances are it would be black.
One thing that I do find myself loving about this time of year is the display of lights. Seeing the creativity and the work people put it is one of my favorite things of this time of year. When I was younger we would drive around the neighborhood to look at the variety of celebratory decorations people would put up. To this day this is something that I still do. We know that I love finding new things around Dallas so needless to say I was excited when the Daystar Television Network invited me to their Holiday Event for Bloggers and Influencers.
The faith-based network is dedicated to the mission of spreading the word of Jesus. Founded by Marcus Lamb in 1990, the organization has breached over 130 countries with its stream that is available 24/7 /365. A 30 minute drive from Dallas takes you to the annual light display that is located on their campus. The team responsible for the creation and installation starts early in the fall to put up over one-million LED lights for the community. Upon entry we were treated to a VIP lounge filled with snacks and goodies before heading out to take pictures with one of the staff photographers.
Part of the gifts we received as guests came from the cafe is also open 24 hours. As an added bonus it is completely free for the community to come and visit. It is the perfect place for holiday photos with friends, family, or even by yourself. Daystar also partners with a local rehabilitation program to give those in need jobs in which part of it is working the holiday display so for the team it is more than a light show but healing of the community.
If you are around the DFW area and looking for something to do with the holiday season I suggest you make the mini road trip and check it out. Grab some hot cocoa and celebrate the season. For more information and hours, visit the Daystar Christmas to plan your visit. Here is a great video to get you excited for your visit.