One of the most-recognized homes on the tour, Al and Esther Thompson’s home returns for their 21st season with more than 170,000 lights.
Al and Esther Thompson won ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight" a few years ago and continue to draw record crowds every year.
The home now has 100% homemade decorations. Al has been very busy in his workshop all year and his yard will have 145 new homemade decorations. He has over 1,540 handmade items in his yard.
The Thompson's were featured in "Merry Christmas, America!" by Bruce Littlefield, The TLC show "Crazy Christmas Lights", CBS Sunday Morning, NBC Nightly News and USA Today as one of the top locations in the country to view Christmas. The "Aerial Wendhurst" video, produced by Daryl Watkins, went viral in 2014 and was seen by millions of people worldwide. Check out the video below.
They'll be lighting up Thanksgiving night with their Grand Illumination at 5:30 p.m. which draws close to 200 people every year. Santa will also make an appearance on the roof when the lights come on.
They will stay lit through New Year's Eve night.
Area of town: Glen Allen off Springfield Road, 9716 Wendhurst Drive, Glen Allen, VA
Hours: 5:30-10 p.m.
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Christmas on Wendhurst, the popular tacky light house from Al and Esther Thompson, will be competing on ABC's "Great Christmas Light Fight" on Dec. 12. Take a look at our photos of this iconic Glen Allen home over the years.