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Yukon begins work on Christmas light display… in August

5:06 AM EDT on August 1, 2022

Happy holidays, Moles!

With only 146 shopping days until Christmas – and 91 to Halloween – the fine City of Yukon is hard at work putting up lights for their big Christmas display.

Yep, you read that correctly. They're putting up Christmas lights... in August!

As opposed to launching a hard-hitting investigative report to see how safe it is for city employees to hang lights, garlands, and wreaths on city streets in 100-degree heat, KOCO just rolled with the holly jolly news:

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

The City of Yukon is getting in the spirit a few months early.

A few months early? I don't think the city's finished cleaning up all the mess from the 4th of July, and now they're hanging lights? Even the radio stations that start playing Christmas music in October think that's extreme.

Here's more:

Recently, Yukon City Park started work on its famous three-mile Christmas light display that features over five million twinkling lights.

Once it officially opens, guests can enjoy a train ride with Santa and several selfie stations. It officially opens in November.

I guess that's a lot of lights, most of which will melt in the sun, but when did Yukon get a "famous" Christmas light display? I'm no Buddy the Elf, but I'm not a Mr. Scrooge either, and this is the first time I've heard about it. Did they buy all the Christmas lights from Chesapeake at a steep discount?

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