Family Of Football Fans Reconfigure Christmas Lights For Super Bowl
While I was walking my dogs the other day, I noticed that a couple of houses in my neighborhood still have their Christmas lights and decorations up. I get it. Taking all of that stuff down just a few weeks after you put it up is a bit of a hassle. The older I get, the more I can understand why someone might want to leave their Christmas lights on their roof until the weather warms up. Or maybe, like one family in Missouri, those folks in my neighborhood feel that the holiday season doesn’t truly end until the Super Bowl. If the Carolina Panthers were playing in the big game, we’d all feel that way around here.
According to KMBC-TV, the Meythaler family have reconfigured their red Christmas lights in celebration of the Kansas City Chiefs’ postseason success. They’ve created an extravagant Chiefs-themed light show at their Gladstone, Missouri, home. The Meythalers have actually been doing this since 2020 because, with Andy Reid at the helm and Patrick Mahomes under center, the Chiefs have become perennial Super Bowl contenders.
The light show features 15,000 LED lights synced to four songs (not Taylor Swift) that are often heard at Kansas City Chiefs games and tailgate parties. Jeremy Meythaler says that setting it all up is a major investment in time. It takes him about about a month-and-a-half to get everything installed and synchronized. And, yes, the neighbors are cool with it.
Over the years, the display has become a local attraction, drawing visitors to the Meythaler’s street and fostering community spirit during the Chiefs’ Super Bowl run. The light show will be operating nightly through Sunday, February 11th. If Kansas City beats San Francisco, the lights could stay on a bit longer. At least until the victory parade, right?