An evening visit to the Trevisano home in Crestwood has become a holiday tradition for many families wanting to share in a little Christmas-time magic.
And what magic it is! "Teddy Bear Christmas Land" is the theme of this year's holiday light display, a front-yard extravaganza that has captivated visitors for 15 holiday seasons. The seasonal gift comes from the Trevisano family — Jasper; his wife, Susan; and son Christopher. The home is located at 9211 Laurel Hill Drive in Crestwood, off Pardee Road near Grant's Farm.
More than 100 Teddy bears are beautifully displayed among 35,000 lights. There is a wooden Teddy Bear Land train, Santa's Castle, candy canes galore, Christmas music, Nutcracker soldiers and much, much more.
Jasper Trevisano said hundreds of hours and a great deal of expense go into construction of the display. His satisfaction is in knowing that families come together for visits to their home.
On Saturday, Dec. 12, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., visitors can make donations to benefit St. Patrick Center. Trevisano estimates that more than $100,000 has been raised over 15 years.
"We have a lot of generous people, people who are thoughtful and kind. That's what you want to see this time of year," Trevisano said. "We don't use the money for lights or anything. It all goes to the St. Patrick Center."