CONCORD – If you are looking for a display of glitzy lights synchronized to Christmas tunes to get you in the holiday spirit, take a drive down Concord’s Palaside Drive.
The Fantetti Light Show has been a community favorite for years.
The show is free for passersby, and the owners David and Patty Fantetti only accept donations that go toward a good cause.
This year, the family hopes to raise money to benefit Griffin K9 Rescue in Monroe.
The Fantettis, who currently have seven rescue dogs in their home, have hosted Christmas light shows at their house for about nine years, and they typically benefit some sort of military charity or animal rescue cause.
“I full heartedly believe in the dog rescues, particularly this dog rescue,” Patty Fantetti said. “I love the people. They are Christ centered. It started in their home and they felt that this is what God led them to do. I can’t imagine a dog not living in a house.”
Griffin K9 Rescue, a nonprofit, says they put their “efforts in rescuing dogs from terrible shelter conditions as well as rescuing dogs that have been beaten, sick or abandoned to show how Christ can rescue each and every one of us from our past conditions as well.”
Griffin K9 took in a dog named Pearl, who was found malnourished, neglected and had lived her life at the end of a chain.
According to its website, Pearl’s Promise educates people on the importance of not chaining up dogs, so the organization gives dog owners kennels or dog houses.
Fantetti said the donations from the light show will sponsor two $600 kennels.
“They are trying to educate the public about taking their dogs off of chains,” Fantetti said. “If you have to have the dog outside, do not have it on a chain. They provide, at no cost to the homeowner, if the homeowner agrees to keep the dog off of a chain, they provide an outdoor kennel, dog houses and straw and stuff for the kennel.”
The Fantetti Light Show is located at 263 Palaside Drive.
The show lasts 26 minutes, and starts every 30 minutes, starting at 6 p.m.
The family has more than 120,000 lights in their yard and on their home, and the lights are synchronized through music transmitted through a radio station.
“I love all of the shows that we do, but this year is kind of special,” Fantetti said. “People roll up, watch the show for as long as they want. They can hear it in their car. We transmit the music through a radio transmitter to a radio station.”
The Fantetti Christmas Light Show is sponsored and assisted by Saven Builders, Nardone Law Firm and Fantetti Cakes.
The show runs through Christmas night.
For more on the light show, visit Fantetti Light Show on Facebook.