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Columbia's king of holiday lights plans his grand finale
Columbia's king of holiday lights plans his grand finale

At the peak of December’s annual pilgrimage to Beaverbrook, 500 vehicles an hour slowly snake along the Columbia neighborhood’s streets and spill out onto Clarksville Pike en route to one brightly lit house. Holiday lighting fans from across the county and beyond embark each year on a quest to view the iconic display at 5034 Durham Road East — one that has boasted as many as 400,000 bulbs and can rack up a $1,000 electric bill.  Buses bring schoolchildren and senior citizens. Limousines deliver holiday revelers in style. People tramp around the yard and take photos. Someone even proposed marriage under the driveway’s illuminated arches one year. This season...

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