WALLINGFORD — A local farm’s popular annual display features familiar faces from a Christmas classic.
Beaumont Farms, 945 East Center St., offers a different theme each year and residents anticipate the choice. Past themes have included “Frozen”, “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” and “A Christmas Story.”
Billy Beaumont, the farm owner, decided on this year’s theme last year and production began around October. On Thursday, Beaumont and a couple dozen volunteers were busy setting up the display at the corner of East Center and South Airline Road.
“There will be photo opportunities where you can get into the scene and take pictures,” Beaumont said. “You can pick up things and hold it up and make Christmas cards out of it. It’ll be pretty fun.”
Wallingford resident Christine Laskowski has volunteered to help Beaumont for the past several years with her sons.
“It’s a blast,” she said on Thursday afternoon. “Everyone has their own task, everyone has their own level of expertise. It’s so much fun.”
Laskowski said she drove by the displays for years before finally asking to help. Beaumont agreed right away.
Visitors are free to park on the side of the road and walk up to the display anytime, Beaumont said.
“... you don’t have to wait in line to see it,” Beaumont said. “You can come 24 hours and see it.”
The farm owner said he will post signs reminding people to social distance and to wear a mask and that each scene is spread out this year so people don’t get too close.
The display was set to be illuminated Friday. There is no fee.