Unbelievable Neighborhood Holiday Light Show Raises Money For Charity
For the 10th year in a row, one home in New Jersey lights up the night sky! Literally.The private residence at 2702 Woolley Road puts on an over-the-top, you have to see to believe, light show each year. It has become an annual tradition for thousands of families. People come from all over to see the show that is synchronized to rocking holiday music and shoots 20 feet in the air. It lasts about 20 minutes and uses more than 80,000 lights!
"When we first did this 10 years ago, we just thought it would be something fun for the community. There were maybe 500 people there to see it," event organizer Dan Brateris said. "It's been amazing to see what's happened since then. Tens of thousands of people have been here to see it, the videos have circulated all over the place, we've even been on "Good Morning America" and most importantly, we've done so much good for the charity we support.
The event is funded by private benefactors and put on by volunteers and is no cost for viewers. However, they are asked to donate to Challenged Youth Sports, a local charity that provides recreational opportunities for physically challenged children. Last year's shows – which drew approximately 10,000 total spectators – helped raise more than $11,000 for the charity. 'TIS THE SEASON FOR GIVING! :)