Charles Fiore from Willmington, MA, takes home the prize for the most dazzling holiday display.
No, but literally. Fiore and his family won this year’s first-place prize on ABC’s reality TV show “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” and it’s a real showstopper!
The Christmas Great Fight Light Show winner in Wilmington MA! So awesome to see! pic.twitter.com/ARdM4Ud5wc
— Rebecca H. Volpe (@RebeccaVolpe) December 13, 2020
Known for their totally dazzling light displays, the Fiore family became famous nation-wide this year after winning ABC’s reality TV show. The final episode, which was filmed earlier in the fall, aired on Wednesday night, December 10, making Fiore and his family famous overnight.
AWESOME!!!! Congratulations to Wilmington's Fiore Family, who is the WINNER of @ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight" this week!
It's truly PERFECTION we're all WOW'd by! Catch their display on Concord Street sometime this Christmas season! pic.twitter.com/wC28spNHwE
— WCVB-TV Boston (@WCVB) December 10, 2020
In addition to meticulously covering his house head to toe in colorful lights spaced exactly 2.5 inches apart, this year, the 24-year-old Charles Fiore also set up an impressive drive-thru display completely covered in lights.
The faux Christmas village features 8 dazzling houses covered head to toe in lights and ornaments, each with its own theme including a candy store with real candy. Fiore told the judges he created the showstopping, village following the same approach of spacing lights equally between each other and the result is truly magical.
“I just wanted to make a perfect square of lights so everything was uniform,” Fiore said to judge Taniya Nayak.
The stunning holiday display has been attracting so many visitors it has caused significant traffic jams around the Wilmington area and police have repeatedly had to ask people to avoid visiting the area.
Once again there are major traffic back-ups in the Concord Street area. We recommend motorists avoid the area. Officers are assisting with traffic control. Please do not call 911 to report traffic back-ups. #WilmingtonMA pic.twitter.com/O551cXcVy3
— Wilmington MA Police (@WilmingtonMAPD) December 13, 2020
But despite the not-so-ideal traffic jams, the terrific display certainly does live up to Fiore’s vision of “making it an attraction for people to come and make memories with their families.”
If you’d like to visit the beautiful display, the Fiores will be keeping the lights on until 9:30 p.m. on weekdays and until 10 p.m. on weekends. Just make sure to wear your mask and keep your distance!
[Featured image: Twitter / @rebeccavolpe ]