lightsThe Grant-Grusecki family of Park Ridge has a special holiday tradition that is guaranteed to light up your world – literally. 

The family puts on an annual Christmas light show, which features thousands of lights that are synchronized to music.

Viewers can enjoy five music and light shows by tuning into 98.1 FM. The family also features and illustrated show on the chimney and roof of their home that is in sync with the music.

The shows include a special tribute to the military, Michael Bublé’s “Holly Jolly Christmas””, Prince, “Beauty and the Beast” and Darlene Love’s “All Alone on Christmas.”

The family also sets up lawn displays and a sled for visitors to take photos with. But don’t worry, you can still hear the music from speakers on the lawn while you’re at those attractions.

Of course, this light show wouldn’t be complete if Santa Claus didn’t make an appearance. Viewers can see St. Nick dancing along with the music from a window on the second floor.   

The Grant-Grusecki family takes advantage of the popularity of their show to raise money for a different charitable organization each year. This year the money will go to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation in recognition of Benicio “Benny” Martinez, who is battling brain cancer. Contributions are accepted in a box outside the family’s home.

The Grant-Grusecki family will have the show running most nights after 5 p.m. up until around 8:30 p.m. during the week and 9:30 p.m. during the weekend. The show can be found on the corner of Engel Boulevard and Belle Plaine Avenue. It is up and running from now until Christmas, so don’t miss out!

For a short clip of what the display looks like, click here.

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