Real Ranger: Biwabik man lights up Christmas for his community
Peter Senarighi loves Christmas, and it sure shows. He’s been busy preparing a display in the park that includes 18-thousand lights synchronized to music.
It all started with a couple of animated Christmas trees, and is now growing.
He started working on the tunnel in June. "I have a daughter in a wheelchair, and it’s harder for her to turn her head. So I can just roll her down through the tunnel," he explained.
Plus, they are different than the regular lights. They’re called pixels. "You can adjust the brightness, and make some amazing sequences, and synchronize to music," he told us.
The co-chair of Weihnachtsfest is excited for people to see the show. "It’s about family, and the spirit of Christmas, and getting together."
The former city council says he plans on expanding next year, with another 10,000 lights. "It’s part of the five year plan."
Weihnachtsfest starts at 10am on Saturday, with caroling at 5:30pm and fireworks at 6pm. Then, Senarighi will turn on the lights! They will be up through a good portion of January as well.