All over TikTok and even on Instagram, holiday enthusiasts claim they take decorating more seriously than others – though very few could outshine Jon Harringa, an Alberta man with, what we can only imagine, is quite the power bill.

Located about a half out outside of Edmonton, those who appreciate LEDs and the time it takes to put up a single strand of lights, have to check out the true-to-film Alberta Griswold house – inspired by the iconic holiday movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. 

Set to debut on December 7th, 2022, this stunning display is truly one of a kind and was actually born out of competition.

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Photo via Jon Harringa / Facebook

“Our neighbours were pretty hardcore into Christmas,” Harringa told Curiocity. “One year I said I was going to cover the walls of our house, then the next year I said I’d do the roof”

“Every December, we tried to one-up the other person and that’s where it started.”

Several years and an estimate of 40,000 lights later, the Alberta Griswold Christmas Lights House has garnered international attention and was featured by publications all over Canada and in New York – which we think is well worth the two weeks it takes to set up.

Photo via Jon Harringa / Facebook

If you’d like to check it out for yourself, which we’d highly recommend, the house is free to visit and will light up the night until the New Year – so don’t hesitate!

Not only will you see some impressively placed bulbs, you might also catch glimpse of Cousin Eddy, some reindeer and the Griswold family vehicle, a 1989 Ford Taurus Wagon.

Like so many before it, the holidays will come and go in the blink of an eye so don’t miss it!

There’s nothing quite like it!


Where: 64 Briarwood Point in Stony Plain