One of St Cloud’s most brightly lit houses for the holidays is back for the 2017 holiday season!
The home of Marty and Richelle Johnson has been decorated for charity since 2013. Each year, the display gets larger and larger with an additional 20,000 lights added to complete 100,000 lights this year.
But this isn’t “just another display.” This is more like a Florida Winter Wonderland! Marty wants families and visitors to park their cars and enjoy the walking trail with synchronized lights. Visit on the weekends for s’mores nights, movie nights and toy drive nights.
This charity began when Marty and Richelle’s children, Emily and Ryan, expressed concern for other children spending the holidays in the hospital. Finding a way to make the holidays special, Emily taped a letter to their mailbox “asking for donations” to raise money for a video gaming system. They raised $600 that year. “We strive to make the children understand that they can make a difference at their age,” says Marty.
This year’s goal will challenge the Johnson family and the community to raise $10,000. All proceeds benefit Nemours Children’s Hospital. The Johnson family funds the lights, electricity, events, and set up.
The opening night for the display will be on Saturday, Dec. 1. So come on out, bring a donation, and be dazzled by the lights.
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WHERE: 5119 Moore St., Saint Cloud, FL 34771
WHEN: Dec. 1-Jan. 1
Monday-Friday until 10 p.m.,
Saturday and Sunday until 11 p.m.
COST: Free. Optional cash, credit, or debit donations accepted on site.
The first Movie Night will be on Friday Dec. 1. Help kick off the holiday season with Home Alone, popcorn, drinks and the first light up for 2017. Cost is $10 per person for Movie Night with all proceeds benefiting Nemours Children’s Hospital.
Local businesses are invited to participate as co-sponsors. Advertising opportunities include ad signs, VIP tent access and movie tickets. Contact Marty Johnson at 407-928-6501.