"If you enjoy Christmas lights, you are invited to 917 Lovers Lane Road," said Clyde Seymore.
Seymore has enjoyed decorating for Christmas his whole life but started "going all out" with yard decorations four years ago.
Clyde and Sandra Seymore’s yard features numerous festive decorations including Santas, reindeer, candy canes, Christmas trees and much more — all of which are in the form of thousands of twinkling lights. There is a section of the yard with stars, angels, and a nativity scene. Just over from that are lighted toy soldiers around a sign reading "Support Our Troops." Giant inflatable decorations are also featured throughout the display.
Seymore’s primary inspiration for his annual project is his three grandchildren — Cole, Courtney and Kayla.
When Clyde began this tradition, his grandson, Cole, said to him, "Paw Paw, I want you to make it bigger every year," and that is exactly what he has done.
Just this year, Seymore added a van-load of lights and 20 more inflatable decorations, including a helicopter and a giant Santa Claus that waves and talks.
Seymore said his wife has made this year particularly special. Sandra is disabled but due to recent improvements in health she has been able to help with and enjoy the decorations this year more than ever.
Clyde, Sandra, and Roy Newman, a friend from Pacolet, have spent the last couple of weekends working on the yard and they are still adding decorations.
After the first year of this tradition, Seymore had to create a drive-through path with easy-to-follow signs because cars started stopping in front of the house and holding up traffic. He wants anyone and everyone to feel free to drive through and enjoy.
"The youth group from Sardis United Methodist Church comes every year," Seymore said. "And when they came last year, I had even arranged for Santa to make an appearance."
Seymore wouldn’t attempt to make an estimate on the total number of lights that make up the colorful display of Christmas spirit but said everyone is welcome to come and count.
• Turn right onto South Carolina Highway 49 from U.S. Highway 176 and go 1.8 miles then turn left when you come to Lovers Lane. The Seymore place is 0.5 miles down the road.
• Start out on South Pine Street/U.S. 176 East/S.C. 9 East for 25.2 miles. Turk right onto S.C. 49 and go 1.8 miles. Turn left onto Lovers Lane and the Seymore residence is 0.5 miles away.
• Travel on U.S. 176 for 13.7 miles and then turn left onto South Duncan Bypass/S.C. Highway 215 and go 1.6 miles. Turk left onto S.C. 49 and go 1.8 milles then turn onto Lovers Lane. The Seymores are 0.5 milles down the roadway.