The over the top display is located in Wadsworth Ohio and is the creation of Greg and Rachel Osterland, who during the month of December become affectionately know as Clark and Ellen Griswold. 2022 marks the 10th year for the display!
You'll love all the details that from the movie. Including Cousin Eddie and his RV (yes a real RV), along with other characters in the yard.
Those who are fans of the National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation movie will definitely want to check out this Christmas light display!
All About the Tribute to National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Light Display
Greg grew up watching Christmas Vacation every Christmas Eve with his family, and he has taken that tradition to a whole new level by recreating the Griswold's light display at his own home.
The display consists of ‘250 stands of lights; 100 bulbs per strand; for a grand total of 25,000 imported Chinese twinkle lights.' And we can't forget about Santa, the eight tiny reindeer, and the Merry Christmas sign. Not to mention the pile of “trash” with remnants of the Griswold's festivities (the charred chair, the shredded sled, the burnt tree).
When you pull up to the house, be sure to tune your radio to 102.3 for some music that is ‘real nice.'
What are Rachel and Greg's favorite aspects of the display? “We love being able to share in other people's appreciation of the the display. Last year we had a large family drive up in their RV. It was priceless.”
Just like Cousin Eddie!
While it is free to view the display, monetary donations for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation are appreciated. 100% of the money donated goes towards the CFF Great Strides Walk in Akron, which they have participate in each May (Team name is: The Griswolds). Viewers can donate at the house or online here. Note: There is a QR code on the sign at the display that you can scan and it will also take you directly to the donation website.
This is a tribute that Clark Griswold himself would truly appreciate!
Display Dates & Times
Where: 173 Duane Ln Wadsworth, OH 44281
When: From the Saturday after Thanksgiving until New Years. 5:00-10:30pm
Radio Station: Viewers can tune in to 102.3 FM for some music that is “real nice.”
Facebook Page: You can also find out more about the display by visiting their facebook page.
Viewing Instructions: The house is located on a dead end street. Please be courteous to the neighbors, especially when turning around. Be sure to turn your headlights off when turning around. If needed, use their driveway to turn around and not the neighbors driveway.
Have you ever seen the display? If so, leave a comment below and let us know what your favorite part is.
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Michael Evans says
Thank you so much for having this, we drove an hour to see and it was worth every mile.
Merry Christmas From Mike and Misty
Kris Pfalzgraf says
Looks great. Love the spirit. Love the movie.We Do a light display ourselves. 105000 this year. We live in Southeast Ohio. Would love to share ideas.
Thank you for your dedication and support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Because of your continued efforts so many cfer’s will now benefit from the new triple combo drug Trikafta.
Thank you from our family.
Awesome job guys. I’m “Clark” in my neighborhood. Just had the whole family down to celebrate. I did it big, and I did it right! Even though mine isn’t dedicated to the movie it has that Griswold look. Would love to exchange photos of our respective homes as we live in Florida.
Dudley Chapman says
Are we at the airport, Clark?
Rachael!!! All that time and I never knew this about you! The peeps at Maximum Potential Chiropractic told me this after you left. How fun! My son and I make the “trip” across Johnson Rd every year:))
Haha! It’s true, Kim! So glad you make the trip to see it! ?
Riley G says
It looks like you have Griswold style Santa and reindeer. Where were you able to find them?
I’m so sorry we missed your comment originally! After much searching, we finally found the set online, I believe Ebay. Home Depot started selling similar ones a few years back but it only came with Santa and 2 deer.
I am from Pennsylvania and I have never seen a house decorated like your house. My son and his family live in Ohio and he said you just have to see this house so he took us to see it. It is breath taking, I can’t imagine how you can put that many lights on a house. It was very interesting. “Marry Christmas to you”!
Terri, we are so happy you and your family were able to make the trip to see the lights. It is an experience! Hope you have the hap-hap-happiest Christmas! 🙂
Very cool display for fans of the movie! Some other houses in the area are also decorated nicely. Thanks!
The RV from the movie is parked in Medina, Ohio at a Christmas Museum called Castle Noel. Check it out!
I live right around the corner from this house on Southpark Drive! Always nice to see from my window!