COTTON PLANT, Miss. (WTVA) -- For six years now, the Paul family has been putting on a public display of Christmas lights and decorations that's known as Christmas in Cotton Plant.
Each year, the collection grows larger and larger.
And the closer to Christmas it gets, the larger and larger the crowds get.
"People just like to see Christmas lights, and that's what we want to provide to the community — a place for them to come and get lost and get away from their jobs and stuff, normal life," said owner Steven Paul.
Even a little less than a month away, people were still all over the property taking in the displays.
Paul said that beyond the inflatables and the lights, there's a message.
"This is a ministry also. If you walk through this display, you'll see what this display is all about. And that's the reason for the season, and that's Jesus," said Paul.
The display includes more than 500 inflatables as well as more than 300,000 lights.
The display keeps families coming back.
"This is really nice. It's really family oriented. It makes special memories for our kids. It's something we've done for the past three years, and we intend on doing it every year," said Donna Morales.
The display is open almost every day in December except for Christmas Eve.
It can be found on Highway 15 near the Union-Tippah county line.