The OAKDALE CHRISTMAS HOUSE
2719 Oakdale Street S., St. Petersburg, Florida
November 28, 2014 – January 3rd, 2015
6 to 10 pm
The statistics vary from year to year as changes are made to the display.
Information listed here are the highest numbers we have had since 1977.
Size of the display-app. ½ acre. Tallest Christmas tree light array app. 70 feet.
Roof of house has 4 giant Christmas trees made of lights. Total number of lights incl. Fiber optics 609,751.
Number of moving and animated objects app. 700. Many display cabinets. Three electric meters. Cost of electric nearly $5000.
Many of the lights are computerized to music and flashing to help save money. There are many items.
for both children and adults to play with including a bubble machine. Has included 2 outdoor TV.
Presentations, plus several inflatables. Manger scene includes more than 150 pieces. Also two large .
irrored balls give a snowflake-effect. Includes a beautiful 18 train, HO scale railroad with 16.
Carnival rides. Also includes a talking and dancing life-size snowman, an animated-talking Teddy bear, a singing Christmas tree and “Ernie”, a tight rope balancing bear.
The real reason we celebrate Christmas is to remember the birth of Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, Who is Come in the Flesh.
Free to the Public
Traveling on I-275, take Exit #22 (the old exit 9), which is 175-E. Turn right on
to 4th St., heading south. Go about 1 mile, crossing over 22nd Ave. S. The
next street on the left is Oakdale. Turn here, and go two blocks and look.
Thank you for visiting and sharing with us this wonderful time of the year.
It all began in 1977 with a modest light display, increasing to about 6,200 lights in 1980. By 1989, it had grown to app 60,000 lights. Gradually it grew to over ½ million lights (incl. fiber optics). It normally takes a crew of about 8 to 15 people nearly 3 months to install, requiring roughly 12 truck loads to bring all the items from other storage areas.