When the Dallas Cowboys took on the Tennessee Titans on Thursday night, the cheers could be heard not only from North Texas but from 5,500 miles away, from Arlington’s AT&T Stadium on Noero Street outside Honolulu.
The Ahia family is known as avid Cowboys fans. Blue and silver Christmas home decorations have become a hot topic in 2021, and this year Hawaiian couple Waldo and Sherry Ahia are going all-in on cowboy mania.
For Christmas 2022, the couple had a custom inflatable Dallas Cowboys football helmet built to add to their driveway, and Wald spent the summer creating life-sized cutouts of players to display in their yard. Ta.
“It was crazier than ever,” Sherry Ahia told WFAA. “We had a lot of new visitors this year.”
Tourists from all over the world visited the couple to take photos of their holiday decorations. There’s a good reason for that. In addition to thousands of Christmas lights and photo ops throughout the garden, Ahias hosted a band show for visitors to enjoy at some point during the holidays and also had a successful toy drive.
According to WFAA, Waldo has been a die-hard Cowboys fan since he was in the third grade, and his wife Shelly, whom he began dating in the 1980s, was influenced by his enthusiasm. In 2020, the Ahias noticed that their children had lost interest in decorating for Christmas, but that wasn’t the case. have We didn’t want to build another Disney display and made the garden all our own – Cowboys, of course.
And a new tradition was born.
From now on, the home will keep its Christmas decorations up until Jan. 2, a limit set by the homeowners association.
“I had to buy this big mobile storage unit,” Sherry said with a laugh. “It feels like home!”
In case you missed it, here’s Local Profile’s roadmap to holiday lights in Deerfield.