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. 2019 marks the 7th year for the display!
New for 2019 – Cousin Eddie and his RV (yes a real RV), along with another character or two 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
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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