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“Christmas in Color” lights display damaged following high winds over the weekend

Posted at 5:28 AM, Nov 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-26 07:35:23-05
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Photo of the damage to the Christmas in Color lights display in Federal Heights on Nov. 25

FEDERAL HEIGHTS – High winds won’t cancel Christmas, but they will delay the opening of a highly-anticipated holiday lights display near Denver.

“Christmas in Color” announced Sunday that its mile-long synchronized light display at Water World experienced damage on Friday and again on Saturday.

According to a news release from the company, high winds forced multiple lights to the ground on Friday, breaking bulbs and causing other damage. Crews worked to repair the damage before more winds pushed much of the display over again on Saturday.

Organizers said it will take about a week to repair all of the damage.

“We understand this unexpected delay comes as an inconvenience to those who have already purchased tickets or were planning to visit the attraction over the weekend and this coming week.” Christmas in Color CEO Todd Glover said. “Unfortunately, we have no control over the weather.”

Christmas in Color announced that those who bought tickets should receive emails or text messages that will allow them to reschedule or ask for a refund.

Christmas in Color is based in Utah and has four locations in three states. When it is lit up, it will feature approximately 1.5 million lights.