October 24, 2014

Halloween House

This South Naperville home, located at the 1100 block of Conan Doyle Road, has been creeping out guests for the past 16 years, with its front yard transformed into a cemetery filled with more than 750 Halloween items.

“This is one of my top five favorite houses, it’s awesome I’ve never seen anything like it,” said visitor Amanda Crow.

Owner of the home, Nick Thomas, has spent the whole year preparing the display, teaming up with his neighbor’s son, Steve Jandick, who worked on the light show that’s synchronized to music.

Jandick edited 32 songs to match the flashing lights, spending 40 hours on each tune.

But the musical attraction isn’t all show, this year, the creators are using the wicked home to benefit a charity.

“We’re donating or taking donations to GiGi’s Playhouse this year, so come out and donate a little bit and enjoy the show,” said electrician, Steve Jandick.

GiGi’s Playhouse is a not-for-profit that supports families of children with Down syndrome. The family chose this cause as a close family friend is affected by the genetic disorder.

“This year our goal is $3000 and we’ve already got to $1600 so we’re really pleased about that and we thank all the people for their generosity,” said owner Nick Thomas.

If you don’t want to make the drive, hop on board the Naperville trolley. They’re giving a haunted Halloween lights tour, with this as their final stop.

The music light show will run from 6 – 9:30 P.M. on weekdays and 6 – 10:30 P.M. on weekends. Each day the lights stay on until midnight.


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