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North Dade home has 22-year tradition of bright Christmas lights

Anibel Costanso decorates his Highland Lakes home with a bright display of light and lawn figures each Christmas season.
Anibel Costanso decorates his Highland Lakes home with a bright display of light and lawn figures each Christmas season. jflechas@miamiherald.com

For 22 years, Anibel Costanso has adorned his Highland Lakes home with a bright display of light and lawn figures during the Christmas season.

One of the brighter corners in his North Miami-Dade neighborhood, the Costanso home features Santa and his reindeer on the roof, a Nativity scene in the front yard and cheerful lawn figures that include Yoda and Big Bird. Front-and-center, a digital clock counts down each second til Christmas.

“It’s a lot of work,” Costanso said Friday evening. “I do it alone.”

His display at 2000 NE 211th St. is on from about 6 to 11 p.m. every night. Closer to Christmas, he leaves the lights on until about 1 a.m.

He keeps his collection of light-up figures in the attic of a warehouse that supplies his business, Buenos Aires Bakery.

SHOW US YOUR HOLIDAY LIGHTS!

We’d like to see your beautiful holiday displays. Let’s keep this list going. Send in your address, a picture and a few sentences about your display, and we’ll add it in. We’ll publish some of your submissions in print throughout December. Email submissions to jflechas@miamiherald.com.

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