Chesapeake family knows how to light it up for Christmas

Posted at 6:55 AM, Dec 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-14 11:06:06-05

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – The holiday spirit is alive and well with a family in Chesapeake as they set up their annual Christmas light display.

Charlie Pugh, his wife, daughter and son all help put on this light show for the neighborhood. Using more than 30,000 RGB lights that blink 16 million different colors, they have the display coded to blink to 8 different Christmas songs.

Songs range from a Christmas techno beat, to the classic ‘Blue Christmas’ by the King himself.

One of the songs is a Navy fight song and Pugh said that particular display is in place to honor his alma mater and get everyone pumped up for the Army-Navy football game.

On an LED screen in the front of the display you can also see and hear messages sent home by deployed service members. Pugh, a former Navy pilot, said this is his way to make sure they feel remembered around the holidays.

The Pugh family has set up the display for the last 4 years and Charlie told News 3 it is something they all look forward to.

If you want to take your family to see the lights, you can head to the Pugh residence at 902 Heydon Court, Chesapeake. The display is on from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.