Holiday Road show goes off-road

Marie Havenga • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:52 AM

The seasonal show that lit up the December nights in Spring Lake Township's Heather

Court subdivision for many years is now flashing festive at The Pointes shopping center in Norton Shores. It's at the northeast corner of Sternberg and Old Grand Haven roads.

Instead of driving by the display as in years past, visitors now stand in the middle of 240,000 dancing and darting lights inside a 3,300-square-foot storefront. Three concert-quality video screens play holiday scenes synchronized to music.

During the 15-minute show, Santa and his reindeer dash across the screen. The plump North Pole philanthropist showcases his musical skills with rifts on the guitar and trombone.

Cascading laser lights stream through the air during the four-song selection, surrounded by snow banks constructed from cast material and light displays shaped in Dr. Seuss themes.

“I'm liking it,” said Holiday Road brainchild Brad Boyink. “I was a little nervous about how the public would take to it going indoors, but the majority of people are actually saying they like it better. The response has been really, really good.”

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Want to go?

WHAT: Holiday Road light show.

WHERE: Storefront in the east corner of The Pointes strip mall, northeast corner of Sternberg and Old Grand Haven roads (exit 109B from U.S. 31).

WHEN: 15-minute shows run from 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; 6-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and matinees with seating from 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 25.

COST: Free admission. Donations accepted for Special Olympics.


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