NJ’s Amazing ‘Christmas Vacation’ House is a Must See
This house would make Clark W. Griswold proud.
Honestly, I had never heard of Mickleton, New Jersey before coming across this story. It's a small town in Gloucester County with a popular just shy of 3,000. While the town may be small, there's a man who resides there with big ideas.
Last year Steve Harbaugh went viral with his 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation' light display. He started this project with the hope of collecting toys for Toys for Tots.
This year, Steve has outdone himself adding a real 1989 Ford Taurus station wagon with an 18-foot Christmas tree on top. Yes, it runs and Steve drives around town and drops his kids off at school in it. There's also a replica RV very similar to Cousin Eddie's. In fact, there's an animated Cousin Eddie (in his robe) standing outside. And the scene wouldn't be complete without dented plastic reindeer on the front lawn.
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Last year, Steve collected 4,100 toys. He told NJ.com that his goal for this year is 6,000.
A portion of the toys will go to Kelly's Kidz, a nonprofit organization started by morning traffic anchor Bob Kelly, of Fox 29 in Philadelphia. The toys will be donated to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, specifically for the burn unit and kidney dialysis Christmas parties and for the parents to give to their children, who are admitted to the hospital, on Christmas Eve.
To check out this amazing display for a good cause go to 503 Legends Court in Mickleton. The lights and props will be up through January 1.