Hathaway Holiday Lights return to Veazie

Published: Dec. 3, 2022 at 12:01 AM EST
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VEAZIE, Maine (WABI) - In a display that rivals Clark Griswold’s - the Hathaway Holiday Lights in Veazie are bigger than ever this year.

Too big for designer Rick Hathaway’s yard, they’re displayed at the Veazie Community School.

There’s more than 107,000 lights and 528 channels - all synced to live Christmas music.

The display is free to attend, but donations are encouraged to the Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center NICU.

Welcome to the official start of the 2022 Hathaway Holiday Lights season! We are up and running now until December 25th. The show is nightly Dec 1-9 4:30-9:00 and Dec 10-25 4:00-9:30. We have some exciting news this year. December 16th we are welcoming Grammy Nominated singer songwriter Judy Pancoast to sing live with the lights. The festivities will be from 5:30-7:30 with the concert starting at 6. Along with having Judy performing live we will have Santa and his Reindeer, hot chocolate and cookies for all to enjoy. Our display is free to come visit and walk through although we will be collecting donations for Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Come enjoy the Lights!

Posted by Rick Hathaway on Thursday, December 1, 2022

Local families were charged up by the festivities - here’s what some kids had to say:

”I really like the big Christmas tree.”

“(My favorite part is) the lights.”

“It’s good. I really like it 10 out of 10.”

Designer Rick Hathaway says that’s what he does it for.

“It’s for the kids. That’s the main reason behind it. So, to see the kids smile and sing to the songs that’s really good. I enjoy it.”

You can stop by Hathaway Holiday Lights each night until Christmas.

The main event comes Friday, December 16th, featuring a live concert with singer-songwriter Judy Pancoast, and Santa.