45-year-old light show flips switch at neighborhood

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The 45-year-old gentle show at St. Petersburg property on Oakdale Avenue South is officially open!

What You Will need To Know

  • Ted Kresge’s big Christmas light-weight present started compact 45 years ago
  • But it has developed with just about every passing yr
  • The demonstrate is no cost to the general public from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Go to the light show’s site for far more data

The light show’s proprietor and operator Ted Kresge place on some of the finishing touches just ahead of the solar went down and the mild display bought underway Friday.

He claimed he first began the display as a compact show and it’s grown into one thing pretty huge around the years.

He starts off prepping a few months in progress of the Christmas time.

“It’s a quite, very significant. It’s about ¾ of an acre in sizing. And we have synthetic mild as effectively. And we have every single probable Christmas product you can probably picture. A multitude of animated objects that are by the way from Macy’s in New York. Anything from Teddy Bears to shivering snowmen around there. We have acquired about anything you can consider,” Kresge stated.

For the electricity alone to run the light show, that selling price tag creeps up to practically $5,000 each individual calendar year.

The gentle show is free to the public but you can leave a donation. That mild screen is situated on 2719 Oakdale Road South in St. Petersburg. It runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., from Nov. 26 until Jan. 3, 2022.