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Neighborhood gives back through magical light display

Looking to see Christmas lights this year? A Lancaster neighborhood looks like a winter wonderland to support local non-profits.

LANCASTER, N.Y.- A Lancaster neighborhood has created a winter wonderland to raise money for Western New York non-profits.

Stony Brook Shines for Others encourages people to drive or walk through the nine block neighborhood to see extravagant Christmas lights on display.

The neighborhood has raised more than $97,000 in the last ten years for different local children's charities. Last year, the light display raised $21,276 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of WNY.

Each house has its own unique holiday decorations and each street has white lights wrapped around trees along the road.

"I like to kind of put up the stuff that reminds me of when I was little" said homeowner Angela Reid. "You know, the Rudolph, the Santa, the Nativity and the candy canes."

However, neighbors admit pulling off holiday exterior illumination like the Griswolds is not always an easy task.

"About 70 hours out here," said homeowner Tony Dittmer. "depending on how much repair work I have to do on things. I build a lot of my own things."

This year the neighborhood is raising money for the SPCA's Paws for Love. An organization that brings therapy dogs to those who need them.

"I am just so happy to be here and be part of it" said Reid. "Every year it's just, you drive through and see the lights, especially with a little bit of snow on the ground, it's just magical."

If you would like to donate to the cause you can donate at a drop box at 54 Stony Brook Drive or here.