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5 holiday light displays worth checking out

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- To get you into the holiday spirit this season, 10 News shares with you five Bay area light displays that are definitely worth checking out.

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18928 Nest Fern Circle in Tampa: This is the 4th year David Huseman and his family have put up thousands of lights outside their New Tampa home. This year, Huseman estimates he has nearly 75,000 set to 23 different songs. He says the family starts putting up the lights in late October and will keep the display up until Jan. 1.

S. Boulevard in Tampa: For more than 10 years, the residents along South Boulevard between Bayshore and W Swann Avenue in South Tampa have been celebrating their holiday and neighborhood spirit by decorating the trees lining the street with white lights. It started in 1999 as a celebration of the new millennium and has blossomed into an annual tradition. The display creates a sort of tunnel of lights that is sure to get you into the holiday spirit.

5700 block of 82nd Terrace in Pinellas Park: This is another neighborhood that caught our eye and is sure to put a smile on your face. Near the intersection of 57th Street and 82nd Terrace, you'll find several displays that includes trains, inflatable Disney characters, and one house with a holiday koi pond.

11048 Streamside Dr. in Tampa: If you go to see the display at Jim Carson's home, you won't want to get out of your vehicle. That's because his 30,000 lights are all synchronized to music. Just tune in to 88.3 FM when you get there and enjoy the show.

2719 Oakdale St. in St. Petersburg:  Finally, when it comes to light displays, Ted Kresge has definitely channeled his inner Clark Griswold. Kresge and his team of merry elves put up more than 500,000 lights this year. "There's a team of about eight of us and we start September 1st and work solid through Thanksgiving, sometimes 10, 12, 14 hours a day working on it," Kresge told 10 News. The display will stay up until January 3rd and, in case you were wondering, Kresge's electric bill last December was $4,500. But you can enjoy the display for free.


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