The Force is Strong With These Christmas Lights

A music teacher set up an epic display with instruments and 100,000 lights.

— -- A music teacher from Newark, California, has become a local celebrity for his epic Christmas light display.

People visit from neighborhoods and galaxies far, far, away to see the elaborate lights, which are perfectly timed to match the songs from “Star Wars.”

“The beams can be seen for miles but I went out of my way to avoid shining the beams on houses and flight paths,” Tom BetGeorge, the brainchild behind this design, wrote in the description on his YouTube video. “The neighbors are very supportive especially since I use the display to raise money for the poor and homeless through my church.”

It’s safe to say BetGeorge was feeling the force when he set these up, using around 100,000 lights and a guitar, piano and drums that play real notes.

This is his second year setting up the decorations and judging by the success of this year’s display with more than 2 million views on YouTube, it’s a hobby BetGeorge’s fans hope he’ll continues for years to come.