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Thursday, February 21, 2019
Of course, the Grinch just had to jump into Mike Yellak’s Lights in Greenawalds show and take over. Helping the Grinch was Dustin Pastula. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Of course, the Grinch just had to jump into Mike Yellak’s Lights in Greenawalds show and take over. Helping the Grinch was Dustin Pastula. Copyright - Lou Wheeland
PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDSouth Whitehall Township resident Mike Yellak proudly displays with his incredible Christmas lights and animated displays. Copyright - Lou Wheeland PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDSouth Whitehall Township resident Mike Yellak proudly displays with his incredible Christmas lights and animated displays. Copyright - Lou Wheeland
PRESS PHOTOS BY ANITA HIRSCHThe lighted path through the Merry Christmas lights leads visitors to the concession shed. Copyright - Lou Wheeland PRESS PHOTOS BY ANITA HIRSCHThe lighted path through the Merry Christmas lights leads visitors to the concession shed. Copyright - Lou Wheeland
Bright lights of a police officer and emergency vehicles, along with signs thanking police, firefighters and EMS crews for all they do, welcomes visitors to Mike Yellak’s South Whitehall Township home. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Bright lights of a police officer and emergency vehicles, along with signs thanking police, firefighters and EMS crews for all they do, welcomes visitors to Mike Yellak’s South Whitehall Township home. Copyright - Lou Wheeland
PRESS PHOTOS BY ANITA HIRSCHA lighted barn with reindeer light the walking path near the house. Copyright - Lou Wheeland PRESS PHOTOS BY ANITA HIRSCHA lighted barn with reindeer light the walking path near the house. Copyright - Lou Wheeland
A lighted mouse stands in a field of lighted Christmas trees. Copyright - Lou Wheeland A lighted mouse stands in a field of lighted Christmas trees. Copyright - Lou Wheeland
Ten lighted marching soldiers welcomes visitors to Mike Yellak’s home in South Whitehall Township. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Ten lighted marching soldiers welcomes visitors to Mike Yellak’s home in South Whitehall Township. Copyright - Lou Wheeland

Lights in Greenawalds once again draws crowds

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Local News

Mike Yellak of Greenawalds Avenue, South Whitehall Township, kicked off his second annual Lights in Greenawalds show on Nov. 25 with thousands of Christmas lights and displays to provide Christmas cheer to Lehigh Valley residents.

The upgrades were huge with more than 10 new display scenes, and an upgraded concession barn.

Visitors experiences a warm, cozy feeling as they walk through the archway of lights.

Santa Claus made a grand entrance and photos could be taken with the Jolly Ol’ Elf.

The Grinch also made a return visit.

Thousands upon thousands of lights, 16 display scenes, many animated LED light displays welcomed visitors.

Huge archways welcomed them inside and 12-foot tall light show trees are an added addition.

The cool-white theme this year fills the sky with such a glow.

There is music from 5-9:30 p.m. every night — from the traditional music to “Home Alone” soundtrack to Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

In the back, 28 pine trees are covered in lights and a snow theme is in the front of the display as a big “Let it Snow” sign is surrounded by snowflakes of all different shapes and sizes.

All together, there are more than 100,000 lights, which took eight weeks to set up.

There is free hot chocolate, popcorn, and more in the concession shed.