But this house is not only about the lights. That is the understatement - the BIG thing here is Santa's there for the kids on the front porch. Children can come there and write a letter to Santa, and put it on this rope, which then then use a pulley system to get it up to Santa's sled where it drops into Santa's bag!
People come from miles around to see this house. We should have brought Julianna this year but she wasn't with us that night (since we had a babysitter). We might still bring her there one night if we have time. These pictures don't do it justice since I only had my iphone with me- Next time I will bring my big-girl camera.
Here is the house from across the street.
There are cars going by all night long- and you have to park blocks away to walk here.
Even with the crowds, it's still very warm & inviting. We love it!
Everyone is congregated on the front lawn - It's hard to see, but there is a desk there, with kids waiting to write and deliver that letter to Santa (You can kind of see Santa and his reindeer above the roof over the garage- that's where the letters go!)
I wonder what this guy's electric bill is?!
This was cute- it's a walkway to a little house with a Teddy Bear Santa inside!
Parents & kids waiting on line for Santa!
The real meaning of Christmas.
Does anyone have a house like this by them?
I needed a fun "In the sprit" night like this, especially after the horrible Newtown shooting the day before. This helped to make us smile and think about the holiday again.