At Home Keeps Holiday Tradition Alive for Plano Residents

Home decor superstore lights up Plano neighborhood

Dec 02, 2015, 16:10 ET from At Home

PLANO, Texas, Dec. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Everything is bigger in Texas, including holiday lights displays. Nearly three decades ago Deerfield, a neighborhood in Northwest Plano, amplified the classic tradition when residents turned their neighborhood into a winter wonderland for passers-by to enjoy during the holiday season. Since that time, Deerfield has become a holiday destination for DFW residents and visitors alike.

One of the Deerfield residents, Scott Zephries, has garnered national attention around his light display that includes more than 100,000 bulbs synchronized to music. Zephries began his annual holiday light show 10 years ago following the passing of his father, and has continued to make it bigger and better each year.

When At Home®, the home decor superstore headquartered in Plano, caught wind that Zephries was thinking about forgoing his holiday light display this year, they immediately stepped in. This year, the company sent a team to put up the lights and will foot the bill for the electricity to keep the lights shining bright all month long.

"We were heartbroken to hear Scott wasn't planning on putting up his famous holiday display," said Lee Bird, CEO of At Home. "Our first instinct was to work together as a company to ensure the light show went on. At Home believes in strong family values and tradition, and this was the perfect opportunity to showcase our commitment to our local community."

The light display will kick off at the neighborhood's official lighting ceremony Thursday, Dec. 3, at 6:30 p.m. and will last until Dec. 30 nightly from 7-11 p.m. (weather permitting).

To keep Zephries' giving spirit going, attendees can leave a monetary donation or new, unwrapped toys for the DFW Metroplex Toys for Tots or non-perishable food and donations for the North Texas Food Bank at drop stations located outside of Zephries' home.

In addition, visitors to the home can snag a free photo with Santa Friday, Dec. 11 through Sunday, Dec, 13, and Friday, Dec. 18 through Sunday, Dec. 29 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. each evening. Guests are also encouraged to take their own photos all month long with the hashtag, #AtHomeinPlano, for a chance to have their picture featured on At Home's social media channels.

"I'm grateful to At Home for their generous support," Zephries said. "I know this year's visitors will be delighted by our festive display as they are every year. We're glad to be able to partner with a local company to keep our community holiday tradition alive."

For details on the Deerfield Holiday Lights and the recommended route to see the neighborhood's lights this December, visit: For more on At Home or to find locations in your area, please visit:

At Home, the home decor superstore, is focused on providing customers with the broadest assortment of home decor products for every room, in every style at everyday low prices. With a wide assortment of more than 50,000 SKUs throughout our stores, At Home enables customers to express themselves and create a home that reflects their personality and style, in ways big and small. Founded in 1979 in Garden Ridge, Texas, At Home is headquartered in Plano, Texas. For more information, visit the company on or find us on Facebook (AtHomeStores), Instagram (AtHomeStores) or Pinterest (AtHomeStores).

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