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PHOTOS: A neighbor’s gift to his Cottonwood Heights neighborhood

Dec 17, 2023, 11:30 AM | Updated: Dec 20, 2023, 3:04 pm

PHOTOS: A neighbor's gift to his Cottonwood Heights neighborhood....

One Cottonwood Heights neighborhood has over 87,000 lit holiday lights all thanks to the generosity of a few neighbors. (Don Brinkerhoff, KSL NewsRadio)

(Don Brinkerhoff, KSL NewsRadio)

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah — One Cottonwood Heights neighborhood has over 87,000 lit holiday lights all thanks to the generosity of a few neighbors.

Doug Cahoon said a few years ago his neighbor, Adam Green, came over and asked if he could light his great big oak tree. The next year, Green asked to light all of Cahoon‘s trees.

Hear it in his own words:

However, last summer, the Green’s moved to Spain.

“A guy that normally walks the neighborhood asked me in September. He says ‘(Are) you doing the lights this year,'” Cahoon said. “And I said ‘I didn’t do the lights last year or the year before … I don’t think so because they’re moving to Spain.'”

Cahoon thought that was the end of the neighborhood’s annual light show. Then, in October, crews showed up to light the trees once again.

“It’s really about the Green’s and their generosity in providing this gift for everyone,” Cahoon said. “We just provide the trees and the electricity.”

A couple of the trees are quite a bit taller than Cahoon two-story home. He said the crew that put up the lights had to use two lifts to get them all up.

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Photo credit: Don Brinkerhoff/KSL NewsRadio

Cahoon wants everyone to know about the kindness of Adam and Shantel Green. You can view the lights at 3131 Alta Hills Drive. 

Devin Oldroyd contributed to this story.

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PHOTOS: A neighbor’s gift to his Cottonwood Heights neighborhood