Tinley Park, Illinois – The famous “Christmas House” on Avon Lane once again drew crowds and raised nearly $28,000 in donations for local non-profit social services agency Together We Cope during the 2022 holiday season.
Creator Dominic Kowalczyk estimates that he has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars into the impressive display, which features over 200,000 lights and hundreds of figurines. Kowalczyk and his team of 70 to 80 people begin work on the Christmas House around Halloween, building the display in synchronization with music programmed through 15 different controllers.
Despite its size and grandeur, the Village of Tinley Park has worked to minimize the display’s impact on the neighborhood.
“We’re extremely excited to have collected almost $28,000 for Together We Cope this season,” Kowalczyk said. “A huge thanks to all of our friends and family who help put this massive display on. Without everyone’s help, this would not be possible.”
Together We Cope provides assistance to families in need in the Tinley Park community and surrounding areas. Kowalczyk and his team have donated over $165,000 to the organization to date and hope to continue growing their relationship for years to come.
Since 1990, the Christmas House has become a beloved attraction in the Southland region, drawing visitors from around the world who have come to see the display and sign the guest book. Kowalczyk stores the decorations in various locations, including a shed, the attic, and a trailer off-site.
The Christmas House was also featured on the first season of the Great Christmas Light Fight in 2013. For those who wish to contribute to the cause, the donation box is located at the front of the driveway by the street.
The community eagerly awaits the return of the Christmas House in nine months, knowing that their contributions will help support those in need.