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This Griswold house in Ontario has lights just like National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

The winter holidays are quickly approaching and that means the resurgence of all your favourite festive activities including checking out light festivals in and around the city.

There's a house near Toronto that is transforming their family home into a light show decked out in thousands of lights.

Located in Burlington, Rusty Griswold's Light Display is just an hour's drive away from the city.

The annual light show has a theme and this year the house is decorated to look like the holiday classic movie, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

Since 2015, Mike M. has decorated his home with thousands of lights for the Burlington community every holiday season.

Just like Savage Lights, another home in Etobicoke that turns their house into a light show for the holidays, Rusty Griswold's Light Display is also raising money for SickKids.

You can watch the animated lights dance to synchronized Christmas tunes either from the sidewalk or the comfort of your own car as the music will be broadcast over the radio.

"By building my Christmas light display each year, I try to recapture the excitement and magic of Christmas morning for kids," Mike says about the light show.

There are no tickets required since the event is free but a donation to SickKids is encouraged. The goal this year is to raise $1000.

The light show is located at 2176 Devlin Drive in Burlington and runs nightly until Jan. 2.

Lead photo by

Fernandes and Lecana

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