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Jensen Beach mansion decorated with thousands of holiday lights

Posted: 9:36 PM, Dec 11, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-12 05:08:28-05
Jensen Beach mansion decorated with thousands of holiday lights

If you need something to help you get into the holiday spirit, take a drive down Ocean Boulevard in Jensen Beach.

The mansion at 4545 Ocean Blvd. is decked out in thousands of lights, already attracting crowds of people who are simply in awe of the decor.

The lights are back this holiday season after damage from Hurricane Irma last year kept the display from happening last holiday season.

Locals and tourists are glad they are back.

“Everybody stops and goes ‘oh my God,’” said Port St. Lucie resident Joe Varrell. “I imagine their meter is flying!”

Lights cover an impressive amount of the trees and vegetation surrounding the 50,000 square-foot mansion.

Sandy Sanders brought her out-of-town company from Maryland to see the display.

“Because it’s awesome. You’ve never seen anything like this at one house,” Sanders said. “It was very disappointing when it was not lit last year.”

The Bailey family is in town from South Carolina and has been staying at a hotel near the home. Monica Bailey drove by the home Monday night and knew she had to bring her family the next night.

“It took me by surprise. I’m like oh my gosh, this is gorgeous. I saw all these people stopping, so when I came home I told my family we need to really come down here today and check it out,” Monica said.

“It’s very festive,” her husband, Vincent said. “Makes me more excited for Christmas,” said their daughter, Malia.

Visiting the lights kicks off the holiday season for some, and makes it more special for others.

The Bailey family are among the people grateful the homeowners continue to decorate their property year after year.

“I appreciate them just thinking about people that come down to visit and really wanting to share Christmas love and the spirit this year.”

“Just amazing how many hours are probably put into this. Just to please everybody. It’s cool people give back like that,” Varrell said.

A decorating team begins stringing lights in mid-October.

The lights turn on each night at 5:30 and stay on until midnight.