BOISE -- Drive by the Cadger family home on a cold December night and the bright lights and sounds of Christmas are usually hard to miss.

Scott Cadger and his son, Zach, take pride in decorating to the nines. They've been creating coordinated light shows since 2005.

However, this year, it's lights out on East Cornell Drive in Meridian and lights up at the Central Assembly Christian Church on West Fairview in Boise.

To say the display has been upgraded is an understatement.

We bought out most of the Walmarts in this part of Idaho, said Zach.

We took all the lights from Mountain Home all the way to Ontario, Oregon, added Scott.

Don't worry, the two told us the store shelves have been restocked since then.

The actual building started in August, said Scott. I love Christmas. I love doing this with my son. It's just fun to do it together. I look forward to it every year.

Scott and Zach's work has become so popular; they switched venues to accommodate more visitors.

But moving to a bigger building means there's more space to cover. Last year, they used 30,000 lights. This year they used more than 160,000.

Not to mention they added 400 more extension cords, bringing the grand total to 650.

The intricate design takes about four months alone, said Scott.

This year's display cost close to 30,000 dollars just for the materials.

Zach synchronizes the show's soundtrack on a computer.

We use the advanced version because we have 256 different channels, said Zach.

The finished product blasts through your car's speakers by tuning the radio to a set station. When the two come together, it's quite the site to see.

But this bigger and better display comes with a new admission fee. It costs $18 per car to see the 30-minute show. The Cadgers say some of the money goes to the Central Assembly Christian Church, some is donated to the Meridian Food Bank, and the rest helps cover the cost of putting on the massive show.

We're hoping people love it and want to keep coming back, said Scott.

Both he and his son agree all the planning and building pays off once they see people's faces light up in the night.

The Cadger Christmas light show started Thanksgiving night and continue every night through the holidays.

The show runs every half hour starting at 6 p.m.

For more information on how to see the lights and save $3 on admission, click here to visit the Cadger Christmas Light Show Facebook page.

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