Low attendance at Fred Loya house creates shortened light show schedule
El Paso, TX (KTSM) — This year fred loya's holiday light show is burning out quicker. It's an almost decade long tradition and the man himself says the reason for the shorter period -- low attendance.
The lights at Fred Loya's house shine brightly once again this holiday season, illuminating the neighborhood, as well as attendees’ faces.
But this year, it's going to be a little bit different as the music and lights will fade on December 25th. "Other years we've taken it to the 31st but there's been a significant drop off between Christmas and New Year's so we're ending it in Christmas night,” Fred Loya said.
Loya, the local business man who has been lighting up Far East El Paso for eight years says That's the only reason why they're cutting the light show short. "There was quite a drop off in attendance so we felt that well, we'll break it off on the 25th then have special showings."
El Pasoans who made their way to the home are just giddy to have seen the show. "I've been hearing a lot of good things about the show. Especially last year and I missed it last year,” Denise Luevano of Northeast El Paso said. Denise made her way to the home twice this weekend. "It's actually my first time was yesterday.”
This may be music to Loya’s ears because if more people come this year then next year they may extend the light show to the December 31.
Then El Pasoans can catch the lights, Santa, and the snow just a little bit longer next year. Light shows are held every day at 6,7, and 8 pm.