This home in North Chesterfield features two shooting stars, animated golfing and fishing Santa displays, a dogwood tree with 5,00 lights, and a 30 foot tree with 6,000 lights.
The home of Daniel and Leslie Pendergrass features both traditional incandescent and bright new LEDs for a total of more than 70,000 lights.
From the owners:
"This magnificent display has grown to be one of the best houses in Chesterfield County. There are numerous unique animated displays that won’t be found anywhere else in the Richmond area. This house features a beautiful arrangement of bright new LED’s and traditional incandescent bulbs totaling over 70,000 lights.
Included in this display is a 30’ mega tree in the backyard, an elegantly decorated dogwood, twinkling shooting stars, and almost a dozen custom animated LED displays. In addition, this unique home features a beautiful arrangement of over 10,000 meteor rain shower lights, both multi-color and clear. This house is a must see in the Richmond area."
And a little more back story from Leslie herself:
My husband (Daniel) started putting Christmas lights up when he was in High School at Thomas Dale. He started putting 20,000 lights on his parents house in Enon and it grew to around 30,000 lights while he was there. He always loved having people over and was in the RTD then because of the lights.
When we went to college he stopped putting them up because as he jokes he only had time for passing his electrical engineering classes at VCU, and that was it.
We got married in 2010 and when we got home from our honeymoon we really wanted to start the tradition again in our own home, but he only had a few days before December so he put up 5,000 lights.
Each year it grows a little bigger and we look forward to it more and more. I'm not sure who gets more excited about it at this point, but we enjoy every minute of it."
Grand Illumination will be Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. and will run nightly until 10:30 p.m. through New Years Day.