Falls Township homeowner's last year for impressive holiday light display

- It's one of the biggest Christmas displays in the area, but it is soon coming to an end. 

What has taken 37 years of collecting, 13 weeks to setup, another 13 to tear down and 40 volunteers willing to work til 1 a.m.? Neil Dispirito's front yard.

Here's one mom's description to her daughter. "It's almost like Disney World, but in one little house."

The idea was hatched when Neil was a kid. He used to watch a neighbor go overboard every Christmas.

"I always said I was gonna do it one day when I got a house," he said.

That one day was 25 years ago and his light never dimmed until now.

"It's become all consuming. It's taken over our entire lives," he said.

So he decided this year will be the last, his 300 illuminated characters will have to find a new home, which makes the neighborhood sad.

There are plenty of memories. The light show so spectacular people actually visit just to watch the setup.

He'll end in style with 300,000 lights, which is 50,000 more than last year, a new personal best.
He won't tell how much it costs except to say, "About a penny per smile."

He he won't accept a dime. He never has. 15,000 children came through last year.

Will this year really be the last?

 
 

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