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Casino’s Christmas lights are on full display

Wind Creek Casino and Hotel Atmore is showing a new and bigger look for the holidays this year.

The property has been decorated with lights and decorations inside and out.

“We really go all out for Christmas. The lights, the environment is magical, it’s full of family and good times,” said Assistant Property Manager Terri Morris in a release. “It’s really about family and just enjoying the season.”

The outside lights can be seen every night until New Year’s Eve and is a gift to the community from the Poarch Creek Indians and Wind Creek Hospitality.

“This is really something that the tribe wants to give back to the community and the people who live here and also our players,” Morris said. “We are so thankful that we are blessed enough to be able to do this every year.”

According to a release, the outdoor display is the largest one to date at Wind Creek, and the largest that Sound Associates Inc. of Theodore, has done anywhere in the area. Some 14 spent two-and-a-half weeks working from 8 a.m. until dark.

The three-acre area on the grounds of the property is bedecked in 3.5 million lights. The Christmas Village includes a Rockin’ Rudolph, marching toy soldiers, a nativity, Santa

in Toyland, sparkling candy canes and over 100 twinkling, lighted trees. The centerpiece of the winter wonderland is a 30-foot tall lighted tree.

Inside the casino and hotel, there are a total of 18 Christmas trees-each with its own special theme brought to life by Kathy Lockwood from Atlanta Christmas Decorating.