South Jersey’s New “Griswold” Christmas Village Set To Open Next Week
It feels like this is the big moment we've all been waiting for here in South Jersey this holiday season.
Nothing captured the heart of South Jersey residents over the last few Christmastimes quite like the "Christmas Vacation House" in Gloucester County. To sum it up, a family from Mickleton began to deck out their house just like the Griswold's home from National Lampoon's Family Vacation a few years back. It was epic. So much so, in fact, that people would drive from all over, some for hours, to take in the decorations.
The home had Clark's station wagon, thousands of twinkling lights just like Clark hung on his own home, and even came with cousin Eddie and his RV. The display grew so much that the Harbaugh family decided to launch a toy drive to go along with their decorations in an effort to give back to needy kids at Christmas. Well, that exploded, as well. Every year, they'd fill cousin Eddie's RV up with toy donations. In 2020, they got so many donations that the RV couldn't even fit them all.
As you can imagine, this kind of attention made them realize that they can't keep doing it at their personal family home year after year, so the Harbaughs decided to open up an entire Christmas village! Don't worry, the Griswold display will be there, too! They've been working long and hard to make sure they could open for the 2021 Christmas season and the work is finally complete!
The Harbaugh Village (aka the family dubbed as "the Griswolds of South Jersey") will officially open to the public on December 10th! They announced the date with a post on their Facebook page.
All the details about the opening can be found HERE!
Great job, Harbaughs! From the Facebook page, it already looks like everyone will have a GREAT time.