December 11, 2021 update: Rocky Mountain PBS has learned that 2021 will be the final year for people to visit the famed "Blue Light House" in Grand Junction.
The light show dates back to 2006, when there were less than 40,000 lights. Marc Cadez owned the house when the tradition started. His niece, Nicole Quintana, inherited the home when Cadez passed away in 2019.
Last year, Rocky Mountain PBS spoke with the Quintanas about the tradition and the work that goes into creating the enchanting landscape, which can be seen from I-70. At the time (as you will read below) the Quintanas said they had no plans on ending the tradition, but they have since changed their mind. You can read our original story from 2020 below.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Some people call it the Blue Light Forest. Others refer to it as the Blue Light House.
But Robert and Nicole Quintana just call it home.
Located on the 2600 block of Partridge Court in Grand Junction, the Quintana’s expansive yard is covered with nearly 600,000 blue holiday lights. There are 8,776 strings of lights, 256 light-up deer, and four cumulative miles of extension cords.