O' holy lights (with photos)

By Jillian Marshall

December 23, 2013 Updated Dec 23, 2013 at 11:39 PM EST

Johnson City, NY (WBNG Binghamton) For three decades, a Johnson City family lights up their yard for their community and local charities.

Buza's Christmasland has dozens of different light displays and decorations taking over the front, back and side yards of the Buza's home on Lower Stella Ireland Road.

The Buza family has been lighting up the night each holiday season for 30 years and it takes them six weekends to get everything up and ready.

"Our dad started it very humbly many, many, many years ago, and then we kind of took over," said Mark Buza, "And it was a very small start to be honest with you."

They recommend staying in your warm car while looking at the displays. There's even a radio station that plays a special mix of Christmas tunes.

This year, their new addition is Big Bird.

Buza said every year the display gets bigger and bigger.

"It adds about $100 to the electric bill. Really, compared to all of the stuff that's out here it's very small in comparison," Buza said.

Buza's Christmasland is free. The family collects canned and nonperishable food for CHOW, money for Catholic Charities and clothes for St. James youth.

"We do it for the community, as a gift to the community. We enjoy doing it every year."

On Christmas Eve, the family will welcome the community to Buza's Christmasland to meet and take pictures with Santa Claus.

For more information, Buza's Christmasland visit their Facebook page.

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