HoHoHome 2012 is almost ready! The forest has again been enchanted, the lanterns are lit and even Bethlehem can be seen from the hills of southwest Indiana.

Known as the largest Holiday Light Display in Warrick County, the HoHoHome elves are putting on the final touches this week, in preparation for nightly showings all December long.

Five acres of cozy family farmland have again transformed into a winter wonderland.

Don Adams, his sister Karen Trillich, with her husband Will Trillich, spend evenings and weekends working on refurbishing displays, planning upgrades, finding resources and recruiting volunteers to help. Karen is particularly excited about a new display they’ve added to the collection for 2012: “There was a family off of Epworth Road in the 60’s and 70’s that had such enchanting, custom-designed displays that I could hardly wait to see it each year as a child,” she says. “This was the DeWeese family, and over time the family moved on and the display disappeared. But this summer the heirs contacted us and offered to let us have Santa’s plane, the train, the workshop, the church – the works! We’re thrilled to be able to bring it back for others to enjoy.”

Final touches are going into place this week to make sure all the lights are working, and the wiring is secure, all the plastic blow-mold ornaments stay put, and that “Christmas Magic” is here again to inspire a new generation of Christmas enthusiasts.

HoHoHome will be lit up from December 1 to December 31, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm nightly. From the stoplight in Chandler, go north for a mile and a half and you’ll be able to see HoHoHome before turning right on Edwards road.

The photos below show the hard work put in, and then the dazzling finished project.