ST. PETERSBURG (FOX 13) - The annual Oakdale Christmas display, also known as the Kresge house, has been a tradition since the 1970s.
The half-acre display includes 10 trailer-truck loads of lights, an 18-train scale model railroad, inflatables, bubble machines, and window cabinet displays.
The whole thing is powered by high-capacity electric meters, but it's completely free to the public.
The house is located at 2719 Oakdale St. S, St. Petersburg and is open nightly, 6-10 p.m., through January 3.
The display includes, but is nowhere near limited to:
-70 feet Christmas tree light array
-609,751 lights, including fiber optics:
-700 animated characters
-3 high capacity electric meters running nearly $5,000 worth of electricity
-150 piece manger scene
-Life-sized, talking, dancing Teddy bear and snowman