It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and you know what that means – Christmas Light tours are in full swing.
Sadly, however, one of the most epic Christmas light displays is calling it quits after nearly three decades.
Michelle and Neil Salmond, homeowners of 4091 Tuxedo Drive, decided this year would be the last time they put on their display. Due to Neil’s recent health issues, the couple felt it was time they called it quits on their Christmas spectacle.
Around 28 years ago is when the locally famous display started out, and has turned into a phenomenon ever since.
Past years have seen an estimated 15,000 to 25,000 people. Some even make day trips from up island to see the brightly lit house.
It takes the couple around a month to set up the full presentation.
Display will be sold
The Salmonds have high hopes that someone will be interested in buying the display to keep it going.
Every piece of their set-up is for sale, which includes robotic Christmas characters, a 1956 fire engine, huge inflatables such as a snowman and nutcracker more than 30 feet high, and life-size reindeers carrying Santa’s sleigh.
We hope you go out this year to view the Salmonds display for the last time ever.
And if you’re interested in this display, you should also check out The 4th Annual Victoria Buzz Christmas Lights Tour – which will be released this week – featuring the best home displays from across the entire Capital Region.
If you are decorating your home this year, and want everyone to come view your festive exhibition, submit your address here.