Many people in the area will tell you that going to see the Crooks Christmas Holiday light display used to be a tradition for them. Many people used to get in the car and head out to Crooks to check out the thousands of Christmas lights dancing to music at the home of Joe Noe. Back in 2006 Noe started using his impressive light display to raise money for Make-A-Wish of South Dakota. Over time traffic grew pretty heavy around the Noe home and in 2010 Noe moved his light display inside at the Western Mall in Sioux Falls.
The show runs at the Western Mall from 5:30pm to 9:30pm every day. The show runs from Thanksgiving Day through New Years Day. The show is open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.
Over the years this display has raised a staggering amount of money for Make-A-Wish of South Dakota. $16,349 in 2006, $31,800 in 2007, $25,238 in 2008, $22,700 in 2009, $27,220 in 2010, and $25,941 in 2011. Organizers say that's nearly $150,000 raised for Make-A-Wish of South Dakota. That money goes to help kids with life-threatening diseases right here in South Dakota. For each wish, organizers say they need to raise about $5,000.
To donate you can just slip your donations in the boxes near the light display. You can also use the link on the left side of your page to donate online.
Watch the KSFY Morning News Wednesday morning to get a live look from the Christmas at the Western Mall light display.
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