Teresa Bowen's eyes widened as she and her family walked closer to the Christmas lights display on Krone Road in Warrington Township.

"This is awesome, gorgeous, amazing," she said. "And all this is being done for a good cause."

The holiday display was set up by Marie Urich, of 230 Krone Road, with help from her daughters, Christine Fike and Caroline Garner, and son-in-law Ken Garner.

They also are asking the display-viewing public to contribute to the Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors Inc., a nonprofit organization that offers various services to benefit wounded soldiers and their families.

The Garners live at 205 Krone Road, next door to Urich. The display stretches across both properties.

"I just love Christmas, and putting up lights and decorations and sharing it with people," Urich said. "This is just my favorite holiday."

Holiday display: The holiday display begins at 5:30 Wednesday through Sunday. The display lights were first turned on Thanksgiving Day, and the display concludes New Year's Day, Ken Garner said.

There are lights of various colors wrapped around trees, as well as lighted reindeer, snowmen and gingerbread men. The display also has several Santa Claus sceneries and two Nativity scenes.

A 2,400-bulb archway lights up the Urich's driveway.

"We don't know the total amount of (bulbs) we have out here, but they cover about three acres of land," Ken Garner said. "It took a couple months to put it up, but we'll only need a couple days to take it all down."

In the meantime, the family also plans to provide some holiday cheer by hosting Santa Claus visits from about 5 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturdays through Dec. 21, Garner said.

Helping soldiers: Urich and Garner said their family has a goal of exceeding last year's amount of $2,100 to benefit Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors Inc. They raised $2,300 in 2011.

"We love doing this display, and it's great to see people enjoy them, but we also want to do something good with the lights," Garner said. "We think Wounded Warriors is a great group to help, and we know the money will be used in Pennsylvania for soldiers who need help."

Teresa Bowen said this is the first time she has visited Urich's display, but added the visitation will become a holiday tradition. Her husband, Greg Bowen, also said he was impressed with the display.

"If you're not in the holiday spirit, this (display) will do it," he said.

-- Reach Eyana Adah McMillan at emcmillan@yorkdispatch.com.