“Royland” Moves Locations


By Nikki Kay

Hansen, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) For the first time in 23 years, the South Hills Christmas lights display is at a new location.

500,000 twinkling lights, tens of thousands of visitors, 23 years, two humps and one Christmas tradition to outshine them all.

"It's really cool. We get a lot of ‘amazing and wow,’ and we get people from all over the world, I was here Friday night and we had people from Missouri, Boise, and Greenland ... just a variety of places ... and it's just really neat to see the kids’ reaction and how they're impressed with the new location," says Brian Oswalt, general contractor.

People from all over the globe come to this small town... and place their pins on the map.

The twinkle town tradition now sparkling at the Rock Creek General Store in Hansen.

"So we had to bring in a lot of shrubbery, and the building of course added a great aesthetic... so we added a lot of shrubbery around the crick, too, so we had somewhere to put our lights on that people really seem to enjoy," Oswalt explains.

The location is different, but the Christmas spirit is the same.

"It's the family tradition; people like to have something they can go to and show their kids who in turn can show their kids... it's a really neat thing," Oswalt points out.

"They're amazed by it, they don't understand it, but they're amazed by just how beautiful it is," says sightseer Amber Spang.

Parent- and child- approved.

"My favorite part about the thing is the beautiful trees," says Canon Kosir, Christmas aficionado.

Trees covered with thousands of lights.

All shining down on the star of the show - Bully the Mongolian camel!

A sight enough to make any adult feel like a kid again.

The display is shining from dusk to midnight until December 28th.

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