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'Nightmare Before Christmas' Lights Up Palm Ave.

Oct 12, 2017 10:24PM ● By Jeanne Fratello
Manhattan Beach's most popular local Halloween light show is back for its eighth year - and it's bigger and better than ever.

The "Nightmare Before Christmas on Palm Avenue," produced by the Zipperman family, is running shows on Palm Avenue in the Tree Section every night from now through Halloween.

The show, held at the corner of 19th St. and Palm Ave., runs nightly from Monday through Thursday at 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30 p.m. On Friday through Sunday, an 8:00pm show is added.

The astonishingly high-end display of lights, characters, and music, is known for attracting neighbors and families from all over Manhattan Beach.

The Zippermans ran the show for six years on Palm Ave., until last year, when they relocated temporarily to East Manhattan Beach while they rebuilt the Palm Ave. house. This year, the show is back in its original location and better than ever.

"This year we added quite a bit more lights programmed to the music, including arches over the driveway to create a dance floor area," said Brooke Zipperman. "We have some new songs, including Justin Timberlake's 'Can't Stop the Feeling.' We also have the flying ghost dog 'Zero' from the movie that is flying over the yard."

Her husband Steve Zipperman said that the light shows started with the inspiration from the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland. "It started out as some lights and a couple songs and has evolved into a 25-minute light show with characters, different themes from the Nightmare Before Christmas movie, bubbles and even snow."

Zipperman added, "The show has grown because we love seeing the smiling faces and the dancing kids every night. We have people that come to the house almost every evening and it makes us so happy,"

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