CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — After his first Christmas light drone video went viral, a Central Virginia photographer did it again. Daryl Watkins flew his Phantom 2 quadcopter above a Midlothian home featured in a national Christmas light contest sponsored by USA TODAY and Inside Edition.
Hunter Bottoms said that in 1995 he and his father Buck started the tradition of decorating their Midlothian home for the holidays. The display features more than 178,000 lights (15,000 added in 2014), 34 inflatables, 42 blow molds, 50 strobe lights, three snow machines and a fog machine.
Bottoms will learn if his home won the prize when the winner is announced December 23.