The air is alive with the holiday spirit all around us. This Tampa Bay house has been lighting up with Christmas spirit for 45 years!
On Oakdale Street South in St. Petersburg, the night lights up with holiday joy and cheer. The Christmas spirit is strong at this house…1,100 amps strong. That’s enough electricity to light up six houses! Ted Kresge has made his home a beacon of the season. How does 300,000 lights, a 21-foot snowman, games, and an 18-train display strike you? Now that’s a Christmas light display!
Kresge starts this labor of holiday love in September. “In the beginning, after we get up out of bed, we work on it until maybe 11 o’clock at night. But now, you get a little desperate – ‘I want to do this, I want to do that,’ so sometimes I’ll work until 3, 4 o’clock in the morning,” says Kresge. You can see how amazing his Christmas lights truly are:
“Wow” is an understatement! “Most people, even though they love the lights, and the different things we have on display, you come to the railroad, and everybody from children to old people stop and the train table will run 18 trains at one time,” said Kresge.
Going strong for 45 years, Ted Kresge’s house is a staple of Christmas in Tampa Bay. The display starts Black Friday and lights up every day from 6pm to 10pm. Admission is free but donations are greatly appreciated. The house is located at 2719 Oakdale Street South in St. Pete.
[SOURCE Fox 13]
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