Every holiday season Flint and Genesee County residents get festive with Christmas light displays.

And, each year, Flint's Cars 108 radio and ELGA Credit Union host the "Light Up Genesee County" Contest.

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It's an opportunity for festive folks to be rewarded for their whimsical and creative displays -- not to mention all of the hard work they put into it.

Light Up Genesee County 2023 Winner

As Santa's elves combed through all of the beautiful submissions, one family in Flint really stood out.

Introducing our 2023 winners The Willits Family from Flint's Mott Park.

Pat & Carol Willits of Flint. Winners of Cars 108 & ELGA Credit Union's "Light Up Genesee County" Credit: Cars 108
Pat & Carol Willits of Flint. Winners of Cars 108 & ELGA Credit Union's "Light Up Genesee County" Credit: Cars 108
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Meet "Christmas Carol" and "Santa Pat." They tell us it takes about 40 hours to put up all of their twinkling lights. Carol says her husband Pat, 69, does most of the work.

Neighbors around Mott Park love their displays so much, they want to make it an annual event for the neighborhood to gather and "flip the switch."

Credit: Willits Family
Credit: Willits Family
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With over 10,000 glimmering bright in their winter wonderland, we congratulate the Willits family on their win for 2023.

As a gift for winning, they receive a $500 Visa Gift Card from ELGA Credit Union and Cars 108.

Credit: Willits Family, Canva
Credit: Willits Family, Canva
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Beautifully decorated homes in 2023

Of course, it's tough to pick a winner when we see so many beautiful displays. Take a look at a few of our favorite submissions.

Credit: The Cupp Family
Credit: The Cupp Family
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We love the way they work the American Flag into their display.

The Wisniewski family mixes bright white lights with stunning colors, below.

Credit: The Wisniewski Family
Credit: The Wisniewski Family
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The Watkins family brings Joy to their neighborhood -- even a lighted snowman, since the weather hasn't let us make any, yet.

Credit: The Watkins Family
Credit: The Watkins Family
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Shannon Fuller submitted the photo below with lots of figurines in the yard and even on the peak of the roof.

Credit: Shannon Fuller
Credit: Shannon Fuller
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Happy holidays to all of our festive folks around Genesee County. We can't wait to see what you put together next year.

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Thank you to our partners at ELGA Credit Union for making Cars 108's Light Up Genesee County a success every season.

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