There’s not a whole heck of a lot to do in this weird pandemic winter, but tonight we cruised around St. Paul looking at Christmas lights. Though we certainly appreciated the tasteful displays along Summit Avenue (some of which you can see in our Instagram slideshow below), the one that really blew us away was the Schultz Family Lights at 1526 York Avenue.
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The Schultzs’ annual Christmas Show runs daily from 5 to 10 p.m. through December 31 (weather permitting). Tune your radio to 91.5 FM, a.k.a. “The Rockin’ Rudolph,” and you’ll see more than 90,000 lights choreographed to a computerized broadcast of Christmas tunes. The spread of largely vintage ornaments covers not just the Schultzs’ property, but the houses and lawns of 10 of their neighbors.
If you decide to visit, please bring some canned goods for donation; the family collects non perishables each night for the Merrick Food Shelf, supporting neighbors in need on the Greater East Side. Since launching in 2011, the drive has pulled in more than 23,000 pounds of food — how’s that for a holiday heart warmer?
Schultz Family Lights
1526 York Ave.