Damato's Home Christmas Display
Due to a storage fire that destroyed a large portion of our home display in early November of this year (2020), we will NOT be able to put up Nick's home display this season.
About Our Home Display
Please be aware that we will NOT be able to put up Nick's home display this season (2020).
If you have come to visit our display in the past, we thank you for your patronage. Please be aware that unfortunately, we will not be able to put up the display this year. Nick's home display has been his pride and joy for over 30 years and he has always stored it in a shed near his home. Unfortunately, in early November, the shed caught on fire while no one was home. (The source of the fire turned out to be a lawnmower.) Thankfully, no one was injured and the fire was contained to the shed area. However, everything in the shed was completely destroyed (and in many cases thoroughly melted) along with the structure of the shed itself and as a result, almost all of the home display was lost.
Under normal conditions, the display takes Nick most of November to put up and in addition to destroying the individual display pieces, the fire also destroyed the extensive wiring and electrical system that Nick uses to run the display. That being the case, it is just not going to be possible for us to put up a display this year.
We have not yet decided whether or not we will try to re-build the display back up for next year or in the future. It took Nick over 30 years to collect and develop all of the scenes that made up the stunning display he has put up in the past, and due to the fire, almost all of the various scenes have either been completely destroyed or severely damaged. (Last year, Nick’s display included over 200,000 lights bulbs, over 20 different yard scenes, many of which were animated, and a timed light show that told the story of the nativity.)
Although we do not yet know whether or not we will be re-building the display next year, we will update this page in the future, as we continue to work through this.
To all of our friends and neighbors who have offered us your assistance through this difficult time, we would like to say thank you so much, from the bottom of our hearts. Words cannot express how grateful we are for your kindness and support as we work through the challenges of this unfortunate situation.
Videos of Our Home Display
Our home display has grown a lot since Nick started it in 1996 and we have taken a LOT of videos and pictures of it since then!
This is a 2-minute video that walks through our entire display in 2016. At that time, the display had 200,000 light bulbs, put out 80,000 watts, used 500 amps and cost $2.50 per hour to run. Since then, we have added new scenes, updated the nativity scene to its own animated show with rope lights (which added more light bulbs) and also upgraded to LED bulbs (which significantly reduced our amperage).