New Jersey’s Epic ‘Christmas Vacation’ Themed House Returns for 2019
This house in South Jersey made headlines last year for its EPIC recreation of the Griswold family Christmas lights, and it's returned for 2019.
The house is located at 503 Legends Court in Mickleton, and wait until you see how they've upped the ante for 2019 once again, according to a report from NJ.com. Yeah, they've added the family station wagon and an insanely large Christmas tree was placed on its roof.
2018 MADE HEADLINES
Last year we were so impressed when we saw how Steve Harbaugh's recreated the iconic Griswold family display shown in the 'Christmas Vacation' movie. Harbaugh covered EVERY inch of his home in lights, and there was even an image of Clark hanging from the gutter.
Plus, Cousin Eddie could be seen draining his septic tank. So you can almost hear Uncle Eddie shouting, "SH**ER WAS FULL," right?
The house was even featured on TV programs like "A Very Kelly Christmas" on Philadelphia's Fox 29.
2019'S DISPLAY IS EVEN BIGGER
Steve Harbaugh tells NJ.com that he had to up his game for 2019. So this year's display includes the family's 1989 Ford Taurus station wagon with an 18-foot Christmas tree strapped to the roof.
Plus, we even see a cop car with flashing lights (you know like the end of the movie when the police show up after the kidnapping).
The photos and videos from 2019 are incredible:
The best thing about this South Jersey light display is how it helps the community. Harbaugh says he collected 4,100 toys for local children last year as guests donated toys when they visited the display.
This year he's set the goal of collecting 6,000 toys, according to NJ.com. In addition to Toys for Tots, a portion of the toys donated in 2019 will go to Kelly's Kidz. NJ.com explains that the donated toys will help burn victims and kidney dialysis patients at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.
If visiting the home's display, don't forget to bring a toy, and expect a lot of company. Last year there were reports that some guests had traveled over an hour to see the epic display of Christmas spirit.
Harbaugh will light the house nightly through January 1. Click here for driving directions to 503 Legends Court in Mickleton.