Tripp Family Christmas Lights
Celebrating 30 Years of Lights

Learn More

About the Tripp Family Christmas Lights

Tripp Family Christmas Lights is the largest residential Christmas lights display in Georgia with over 500,000+ lights for visitors to enjoy

Joe and Marie Tripp, the display owners, were married on December 24, 1974. They are the proud parents of five children: Monica, Mendi, Joey, Amanda, and Jami. Christmas has always been a special time of the year for the Tripp Family. Since the birth of their children the Tripp’s have decorated for the holidays, such as Halloween, Easter, Valentine’s Day, etc. Out of all the holidays, the Tripp’s always made Christmas special and the most celebrated. The beginning was nothing special, the display started with just a strand of lights on the front porch. Over time the display gradually grew bigger. What were a few strands of lights became a small display with a plastic Santa and decorated trees. Years later, the entire front yard was decorated with all kinds of plastic figures, wire decorations, and lights galore. This was still a modest and simple display and was nothing like we have today. What really sparked the light display they have today was a turning point for the entire family.

On May 28th 1995, Joe and Marie’s son Joey was diagnosed with stage 4 osteosarcoma (bone cancer) on his left femur. The Tripp’s were told by several doctors in Macon, GA that there was no hope because the cancer had progressed too far. The doctors said the only treatment they could offer was to amputate his leg and to send him home to live out his final days. With the help of some very special people and many prayers, the Tripp’s found doctors that were willing to help fight the cancer. Joey fought cancer from 1995 until 2001 and every year all he wanted was to see the Christmas lights. There were several times that Joey had to spend Christmas in the hospital to receive chemotherapy but it never stopped Joe and Marie from granting their child’s wish. Since then, the Tripp’s have increased the light display to encompass their entire yard. The Tripp’s decorate their home and welcome strangers to walk through and share the joy and hope that these lights have given them. Christmas is not only a time for giving gifts but it is also a time for family, miracles, joy, togetherness, and hope.

What we do?

Decorate our home with a lot of lights!

View Photos

How about Some Fun Facts about our display?

3
200 Amp Breaker Boxes are used for Christmas lights
30
Years of Decorating the Tripp Family Home
11
Weeks to put up the Lights
4
Awards from Holiday Decorations Competitions

The Tripp Family Christmas Lights is a family tradition dedicated to inspire joy, togetherness, and hope.

Who we are?

We are the Tripp Family

This is our dedicated family who works day-in and day-out together to decorate
the Tripp Family home with over 500,000 lights.

Joe

Joe

Father, Founder, & Christmas Light Expert
Marie

Marie

Mother, Supervising Decorator, & Designer
Monica

Monica

Daughter & Decoration Designer
Married to Sammy Spell
Mendi

Mendi

Daughter, Decorator, & Greeter
Married to Randy Brooks
Joey

Joey

Son & Public Relations and Community Engagement Director
Amanda

Amanda

Daughter, Family Baker, & Worker's Sweet Treat Maker
Married to Chris Ramos
Jami

Jami

Daughter & Santa's Helper
Engaged to Zack East
Samara

Samara

Granddaughter & Santa's Helper
Daughter of Mendi & Randy
Blake

Blake

Grandson & Santa's Helper
Son of Mendi & Randy
Santa Claus

Santa Claus

We brighten the holidays for all ages

Our Calendar

Click the black dates to find out event details, times, and more.

Weather Update for Dec. 22: We will have the lights on, but be sure to bring an umbrella and wear your rain gear. It is expected to be a wet night.

December  2014
SMTWTFS
 1
2
3
4
5
  • Christmas Lights
    Time: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Santa Claus
    Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Description: Bring your camera and take a photo with Santa!
6
  • Christmas Lights
    Time: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Santa Claus
    Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Description: Bring your camera and take a photo with Santa!
7
  • Christmas Lights
    Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Santa Claus
    Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Description: Bring your camera and take a photo with Santa!
8
9
10
11
12
  • Christmas Lights
    Time: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Santa Claus
    Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Description: Bring your camera and take a photo with Santa!
13
  • Christmas Lights
    Time: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Santa Claus
    Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Description: Bring your camera and take a photo with Santa!
14
  • Christmas Lights
    Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Santa Claus
    Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Description: Bring your camera and take a photo with Santa!
15
16
17
18
19
  • Christmas Lights
    Time: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Santa Claus
    Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Description: Bring your camera and take a photo with Santa!
20
  • Christmas Lights
    Time: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Santa Claus
    Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Description: Bring your camera and take a photo with Santa!
  • Macedonia Baptist Church Living Nativity
    Time: 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
    Description: Living Nativity Performance
    Showtimes: 7:00pm, 7:45pm, 8:30pm, 9:15pm
    Website: https://facebook.com/mbccochran31014
21
  • Christmas Lights
    Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Santa Claus
    Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Description: Bring your camera and take a photo with Santa!
22
  • Christmas Lights
    Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Santa Claus
    Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Description: Bring your camera and take a photo with Santa!
23
  • Christmas Lights
    Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Santa Claus
    Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Description: Bring your camera and take a photo with Santa!
24
  • Christmas Lights
    Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Old Yonker Store Free Gingerbread & Cocoa
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Description: The Old Yonker Store will be lit by Kerosene Lanterns and free Gingerbread and Hot Cocoa will be served.
  • Santa Claus
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Description: Bring your camera and take a photo with Santa!
25
26
27
28
  • Closing Night - Christmas Lights
    Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
293031 

The Tripp Family Christmas Lights has been featured on these news and tourism outlets

Macon Telegraph Newspaper
Eastman-Dodge Chamber of Commerce
Explore Georgia
13WMAZ
41 WMGT
WGXA
Georgia Tourism’s IZO

What to expect to see at the Tripp Family Christmas Lights.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best map services to get directions?

Choose one of these providers:

MapQuest Bing Maps Here Maps

Our Latest Posts

Recommendations for Dec. 20

Recommendations for Dec. 20

Dec 15 2014

Activity Schedule We will have a free, fun-filled night on Saturday! The lights will be on, Santa Claus will be here, and Macedonia Baptist…

Izo Makes Season Bright at Tripp Family Christmas Lights

Izo Makes Season Bright at Tripp Family Christmas Lights

Nov 23 2011

Georgia Tourism’s holiday promotion makes a stop in Dodge County What:The state’s official holiday campaign is making a stop in Dodge County.…

Featured on Yahoo!

Featured on Yahoo!

Dec 20 2010

The Tripp Family Christmas Lights is currently featured on Yahoo’s Home page in the Extreme Holiday Decorations editorial photo gallery. The gallery…

 

Contact Us

 63 Macedonia Church Road, Cochran, GA 31014, United States

+1 (478) 220-0024

Send a Message

Send us a message to learn more or to provide feedback on the display.