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The Willmar family (from left, Adrian Kautz, Hala Willmar, Scott Willmar, Anthony Kautz) poses in front of their Woodbury home, decked out in Christmas lights.

A family tradition in lights

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Some people may look at it as a lot of effort resulting in spiked electricity bills.

But Scott Willmar considers his elaborate Christmas lights display a family tradition.


The Woodbury resident has been a contestant (and a past winner a few times over) in the community's "Holiday Lights" contest for the last seven years. As a result, Willmar said he gets hundreds of visitors - mostly in vehicles -- who stop to admire the display every December.

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