There Is Still Time To See The Light... Show.

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services

The Sertoma Christmas in the Park is their best show yet. 

I am not sure when the tradition of light displays through Oak Park in Minot North Dakota started but I know it was well before I moved here twenty years ago. Over the years it has been pretty static as who (what businesses) participated in it with the exception of a good boost during the "oil boom" years.

HOWEVER this year it's seemed to have boomed once again. The little clip below is from my dash-cam and is of low quality but it gives you a little idea of all the action going on this year. There are 58 businesses involved this year.

The show goes on through January 1st 2022.

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Comments (19)

Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Some people really go all out for the holiday season, and it brightens up many faces when they see the lights!  Merry Christmas!

Dec 24, 2021 08:09 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 This commercial display of lights is the only one of it's kind in Minot ND. They have done a wonderful job of putting it together year after year.

Dec 25, 2021 06:22 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Bob "RealMan" Timm these are very nice well designed organized lights on the Festival of Lights in Oak Park. Wishing Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Dec 24, 2021 08:10 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

It sure is well worth the $5.00 per car load they charge John Pusa . We love going through it every year.

Dec 25, 2021 06:24 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Bob I just wanted to stop in and wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas, Endre

Dec 24, 2021 11:03 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Thank you Endre Barath, Jr.  and Merry Christmas to you and your family as well. 

Dec 25, 2021 06:32 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I know that a lot of light shows go to mid January across the country as well. :

Dec 24, 2021 11:11 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

I wish ours did Laura Cerrano as it would give more time to visiters in the area a chance to see the lioghts.

Dec 26, 2021 02:21 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Bob,
I love light shows and appreciate those who make the effort to put them together.
Have a wonderful and blessed day with your family, Bob.

Dec 25, 2021 04:44 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Thank you Carol Williams > I wonder if that is why they don't keep it going longer as it is all done by volunteers.

Dec 26, 2021 02:23 PM
Carol Williams

The cost of electricity to run it might be a factor too, Bob "RealMan" Timm 

Dec 28, 2021 07:06 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

My car now has a light show, it is amazing and I had fun showing it off yesterday.

Dec 25, 2021 05:08 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

That does sound fun Brian England . I will have to look and see if you have posted a video of it.

Dec 26, 2021 02:24 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Bob. Just the excitement you must feel with Tina home this holiday must have you on cloud 9. Enjoy the day!

Dec 25, 2021 05:09 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

You nailed it Wayne Martin and she has truly been home the entire time... no flying off to see friends. That being said we are now in a blizzard warning so we all may be stuck in the house a couple more days.

Dec 26, 2021 02:26 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Bob,

I am certain you are having a lovely Christmas Day with all your family at home.  Merry Christmas!  A

Dec 25, 2021 06:10 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

It is really nice Ron and Alexandra Seigel and I'm going to cherish it as every year it will get more complicated with the possibility of marriage and children (none on the horizon at this point).

Dec 26, 2021 02:28 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello and Merry Christmas, Bob.  

Dec 25, 2021 06:12 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Merry Christmas to you as well Michael Jacobs . I am enjoying a winter storm right now... I may be wishing for your weather before long.

Dec 26, 2021 02:29 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Bob... I think after the past couple of years people are really craving lights, connections, and celebrations. My neighborhood has always been all lit up, but this year it feels as if more homes than ever went all out. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Dec 25, 2021 06:17 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

That seems to be what is happening here as well Nina Hollander, Broker . I've always loved that Christmas picture, it warms my heart, just as you do.

Dec 26, 2021 02:31 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Bob "RealMan" Timm   That sounds like something all should take the time to go and appreciate.   Merry Christmas and wishes for health and continued prosperity into and through the new year.

Dec 25, 2021 09:06 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Thank you Ed Silva . Everyone should go see it as it's inexpensive and the money goes to a very good cause.

Dec 26, 2021 02:32 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Bob "RealMan" Timm 

May you live with love and joy in your heart and always be healthy and happy. 

Merry Merry Christmas 🎄🎄🎄

Happy Happy Everything. 

Dec 25, 2021 10:49 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

I need some help on that healthy part right now but I know things will get better soon. Best wishes to you as well Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist 

Dec 26, 2021 02:33 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Bob, I'm wishing you and yours a beautiful holiday season and a new year of peace and happiness!  

Dec 26, 2021 09:28 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Inna Ivchenko it is so nice to see your beautiful face again! Thank you for the Christmas wishes. God bless you!

Dec 26, 2021 02:34 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and your loved ones Blessings through the Holiday seasons and the New Year!

Dec 26, 2021 10:17 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Thank you Bob Crane 😄. I truly enjoy your posts although I don't comment as often as I should. Keep up the good work.

Dec 26, 2021 02:36 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Tuesday morning, Bob.

Take care, be safe and enjoy the holidays.

Dec 28, 2021 06:21 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Will do and I hope you do as well Roy Kelley . Today also marks a birthday in the family that we get to celebrate and enjoy as well.

Dec 28, 2021 06:52 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Bob, my pleasure! I"m glad you are doing well:) Have a blissful 2022! 

Dec 29, 2021 10:27 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

My favorite part of Christmas is all the holiday lights.  I hope the rest of your Thursday goes great Bob 🙂

Dec 30, 2021 11:23 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I think that holds true for many of us Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS . The newspaper here did an article on a house that went all out about 2 weeks ago and a couple of days ago we couldn't get near it for a look... and it's a rural home!

Dec 30, 2021 01:42 PM