Creating a new tradition at Scentsy, hundreds of people stood expectantly in the dark and counted down the moments to turn on the Christmas lights around the Meridian headquarters. That’s 724,000 lights when they’re all turned on — up from 500,000 last year — and translates to 43 miles of lights, says Lonni Leavitt-Barker, senior manager of public relations and media.
New this year is a tunnel of lights, decked out with 67,000 lights, spanning a sidewalk with enough space for families to walk through. The public is invited to stroll and take photos. Crews have been working since the end of October on the decorating, and they plan to have the very last lights in place by Dec. 1.
On Dec. 11 and 12, 6-8:30 p.m., Scentsy will host a free evening of music, lights, hot chocolate, cookies and, of course, Santa Claus. Scentsy Commons is at Eagle Road and Pine Avenue in Meridian.