Christmas Acres Attracts Hundreds Of Visitors


(Le Mars) — Many Iowans are spreading holiday cheer with Christmas displays on their property, but possibly the biggest exhibit is in Plymouth County.
For 22 years, the Scheitler family has been hosting “Christmas
Acres” – a display of 150-thousand (150,000) lights and around 13-hundred (1,300) plastic figurines and sculptures. Rob Scheitler says his favorite part is interacting with all the people.

Word of mouth and social media bring more and more people to Christmas Acres each year. It’s located along Highway 3, about seven miles west of Le Mars, then south on Impala Avenue. A 16-foot-tall inflatable Santa is one of the more popular decorations.

Scheitler said. The attraction often draws tour buses and church groups.
Visitors to Christmas Acres can make donations – with all of the money raised going to the Christian Needs Center.

Photos and story contributed.