CHRISTMAS AT TARA
A FAMILY TRADITION
In this family practice everyone helps with the biggest annual event – Christmas.
On the Sunday after Thanksgiving the switch is thrown and nearly 500,000 miniature lights flash to life across the grounds. More than 30 life-size figures decorate the office and grounds, and the Grall team spends countless hours preparing and setting up. The grounds are opened to the public and it’s not unusual to have thousands of people drive through during an evening. From 1990 through 2011, the inside of the building was decorated each year by Bernie Grall and his wife, Marge. During that time tens of thousands of people in our community shared in a Christmas masterpiece.
ABOVE: Tara Plantation sparkles each year from the Sunday after Thanksgiving until New Year’s Eve. RIGHT: Santa Claus himself, Bernie Grall. Bernie’s love for Christmas is evident in his warm smile and friendly demeanor.