Dad's tribute to daughter tragically killed finds new home in La Vergne


LA VERGNE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Each year, tens of thousands of people have visited a home where a dad displays a Christmas tribute to his daughter who was killed in a tragic accident.

But this year, “London’s Lights” has a new, permanent home in La Vergne.

Brad Henn’s family was hit by tragedy when 2-year-old London was struck by his back rear tire and killed instantly in 2012. Each year since her death, Henn has created a 140,000 light display that has gotten notoriety in Nashville and beyond.

Henn says about 30,000 people stop by each year to see the traditional light display -- free of charge. Guests are, however, invited to bring toys that will be donated to kids at Monroe Carrell Jr’s Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

“Be part of something big this Christmas, share it, bring your friends, family . If you’re a parent that’s lost a child I would love to meet you...losing a child is beyond painful but God is so much greater, His hope, His peace....God is the reason I press forward and turn my pain into a purpose,” Henn wrote.

And if any Tennesseeans have extra holiday lights, Henn said he’s always accepting donated Christmas lights. Click here for more information.

London's Lights continues to grow, with special visits from Santa and even food trucks on site.

Through posts on Facebook Henn has thanked his new neighbors, one of whom even volunteered to operate traffic control for hours.

London's Lights:

  • Opens: Thanksgiving Day through Christmas season
  • Address: 1001 Ash Circle, La Vergne, Tenn.
  • Admission: Free, however guests are invited to bring toys that will be donated to kids at Monroe Carrell Jr’s Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
  • Hours: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. each weeknight and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on weekends
  • Highlights: Traditional Christmas lights display in honor of London, a toddler killed in a tragic accident
  • Tip: Click here to read the story about the lights to make the most of your visit.
  • Extra Tip: Santa has special visits to London's Lights. Make sure to check the Facebook page before you go

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