It’s usually the bright sun and bustling boardwalk that keep the Jersey Shore hot, but one crazy Christmas light show has a found a way to heat things up even during the holiday season.
Dan Brateris, an engineering professor, has built an elaborate flame-shooting feature into his Christmas light show in Wall Township, N.J., that has people flocking in by the thousands to watch the festivities.
Now in its eighth year running, the 20-minute-long show is free to watch, but donations are accepted for Challenged Youth Sports, a recreational sports program for children with disabilities.
“We thought we’d do something good with it and put the show on like a concert, more than just people walking by,” Brateris, 28, told GoodMorningAmerica.com of his over-the-top efforts.
Brateris, also a part-time DJ, has set the twinkling lights and 20-foot flames to an array of popular Christmas music.
“People are really enjoying it,” he said, adding that about 1,000 viewers showed up for their last show. “It’s been going really well this year.”
The Christmas light show is located at 2702 Wooley Road, Wall Township, N.J., 07719. He recommends showing up about 30 to 40 minutes early to accommodate for the large crowds.
To see a full list of show times, you can visit Brateris’ website here.