Editor choice

Fox Valley Editor’s Choice

Dean Stahl won the 2021 Holiday Lights Editor’s Choice award for Fox Valley. His home is at 738 Tartans Drive, West Dundee.

Check out all the winners at www.dailyherald.com.

Q: How long have you been decorating your house like this?

A: For 23 years here in West Dundee and about 10 years when we lived in Elgin. Every year it seems to get bigger.

Q: What made you go all out for your decorations?

A: I always loved Christmas lights as a kid and got carried away when I grew up.

Q: How many hours does it take to install the screen?

A: About three or four days.

Q: How many string lights are involved?

A: I’m not sure, but I guess around 10,000 individual lights,

Q: How much does your electricity bill go up in December?

A: I’ve told my wife it only cost about a dollar a day to run them for over 20 years, so I’m sticking with that.

Q: What do your neighbors think of your display?

A: Everyone seems to like them!