Santa spotted by Moore’s Creek
A red-suited jolly guy has set up shop again this year on Mountainview
Road Street in Hogwaller, one of the most exuberant light shows in the Charlottesville area. While perhaps not as sprawling as the Ruckersville show recently reported on, there's an intensity and musicality– not to mention a downtown proximity– that make this one of the more trafficked light shows in the area.
It's all work of Santa, in this case a man named Jeffrey Norford, who spends about a month each year turning his yard, above and behind Moore's Creek Restaurant (recently renamed County Line), into an illuminated wonderland.
He's getting help this year from forty blow-ups and about 30,000 lights–- not to mention his nephew and reindeer, Cory Oliphant, and his godson and gingerbread man, Chad Snow. (Disclosure: Norford delivers the Hook.)