Mind blowing X’mas light decoration at Koziar’s Christmas Village
Koziar’s Christmas Village is a seasonal attraction located in Jefferson Township, near Bernville, Berks County, Pennsylvania, US. The village’s original name was Spring Lake Dairy Farm.
William M Koziar, the founder of the village, began decorating his home and property in 1948 for the pleasure he and his wife, Grace, and their four children derived from the unusual display. People appreciated and applauded the beauty of the Koziar home and began to refer to it as the ‘Christmas House.’
Koziar added new and unique items and lighted displays to the original layout each year. He began decorating the lake, walkways, trees, fences, and buildings, as well as continually adding to the barn and house. By popular demand visitors were granted access to the premises for a closer look. Thus, Koziar’s ‘Christmas House’ became known as Koziar’s ‘Christmas Village.’
Celebrating 71 years of Season’s Greetings, Koziar’s Christmas Village has grown to a mammoth and extraordinary seasonal attraction drawing visitors from great distances as well as local families who have made Koziar’s part of their Christmas tradition for three generations.
Koziar’s Christmas Village is a seasonal attraction. It is typically in operation from the first Saturday of November through the first Sunday in January. During the off-season most elements of the display are dismantled and stored in order to protect them from the elements and to allow for repairs and modifications.
Christmas Village has been named Best Outdoor Christmas Display in the World by Display World magazine. It has also been given the ‘Award of Excellence’ by the Pennsylvania Travel Council as a top travel attraction in the state. A twilight image of Christmas Village was used as jacket art for the book Christmas in America: A Photographic Celebration of the Holiday Season by Peter Guttman, published in 2007 by Skyhorse Publishing and now in its second edition. Christmas Village has been featured frequently by local media, as well as by national and international outlets.
Watch the lighting extravagance in the video footage by 717 Drone Guys: