LAKE WORTH, Fla. - At Jessica Doyle's house in Lake Worth you can find many fun holiday displays. "My friends don't know what to say, they are like 'this is your house, right?' Yeah. 'You actually live here?' Yeah."
Jessica's grandfather, Jack Boyle, would always decorate his home in The Acreage. But when Jessica was two-and-a-half years old, she was diagnosed with leukemia. Her grandfather decided to move the holiday displays to her house so she could see them.
Jack Doyle said, "So we set up and obviously being electrical contractors we were able to do the wiring, because that's a big part of this so we did the wiring we moved everything here, not quite to this scale now, but still it was pretty big."
Jessica is now in remission and helps her family put up the lights. The displays are so elaborate, TLC network heard about them and this weekend will be featuring a story about the Doyles and five other families across the country.
Jessica's father Bryan Doyle said getting national attention is exciting. "It feels really good. It makes the hard work pay. It feels like it's paying off, it really is."
There are more than one million lights on display and the Doyles believe they will probably spend about one thousand dollars on their electric bill this month.
But for them it's more than the lights. Jessica's father said that they also raise money for charities. "One is The Leukemia Society as well as other families we hear that are in need. Somebody will come to us and tell us about a family that is down and out."
Jessica said she wants to continue the tradition of putting up thousands of lights. "It makes me very happy that my family is really committed to this and I know I won't stop it and I know I won't let my kids stop it."
Three generations bringing holiday cheer in many ways.
The Doyle Family's Wonderful World of Lights Display
December 4th through December 31st
Sunday through Saturday 6:00pm-10:00pm
74 West Palmetto Road (Florida Gardens) Lake Worth
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