Hudson Valley Family Stars in ABC’s ‘Great Christmas Light Fight’
After five years of hard work, a local family 's Christmas light display was finally ready for prime time
The Sussin Family from Saugerties were showcased on this Monday night's episode of ABC's "Great Christmas Light Fight." The show features the outrageous holiday light displays of different families each week as they compete for a $50,000 grand prize for the best display.
The father and son team of Troy and son Zack Sussin were the third family that was spotlighted on episode four which aired on Monday. Filming for the episode took place back in September. That's when the duo revealed that they only started decorating their house five years ago when Zack asked his dad to help put up some lights. From there, it literally snowballed.
Now the family's quarter-acre property in Saugerties displays 215,000 lights, 75 inflatables, a pixel tree, mountains and a sleigh that's over 100 years old. The Sussins are so dedicated to Christmas that Zack even sports an elaborate Christmas lights tattoo on his arm.
You can check out the Sussin family's elaborate light display every night through January 1 at 123 Patch Road in Saugerties. Be sure to check out their Facebook page for more information and updates.
To find out if Judge Carter Oosterhouse wound up awarding the Sussin's with the grand prize, you can watch the full episode at abc.com.