WARREN, Mich. (FOX 2) - A Warren man is beginning to draw quite a crowd for his Christmas light display. From twinkling lights to inflatables, he has it all.
Jack McPherson tells us this is the first year doing up his display this big -- and that it took him more than 120 hours to set it all up.
There's 130,000 lights and at least six different displays. He says he's trying to bring in each generation with every display.
"We have the tinsel characters, the blow mold characters, the garage and backyard are inflatables; so, each generation I hope would recognize something from growing up," he says. The garage he mentioned is transformed into what looks like a vintage storefront. McPherson tells us, too, that one of the Santas in his display is from the original J.L. Hudsons building.
His display trails into the backyard as well - an idea he says he got from a little girl last year.
"The outcome of people is just amazing, everybody's supportive. I like talking to kids and getting their input, too," he says.
If you're raising your eyebrows at the electric bill, he says it's only about $90 extra each month because 95 percent of his lights are LED.
He is encouraging people to park, walk around and take pictures. He's also collecting new coats, hats and gloves for kids in need, so bring those along, too, if you head out to check out the lights. McPherson says he's about a dozen coats have already been donated in one week since word has spread on social media.
The home is on Shawn Drive, just a couple blocks north of 13 Mile Road near Schoenherr in Warren.
You can check out the display between the hours of 6-9 p.m. during the week and 6-11 p.m. on the weekends. (And, mental note for next year, too - McPherson sets up a pretty elaborate Halloween display, too.)