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'Nightmare Before Christmas on Palm Ave' Opens in Manhattan Beach

Oct 15, 2021 08:25AM ● By Jeanne Fratello
After a year on hiatus due to the pandemic, a popular Halloween light and music show in Manhattan Beach is back for its 11th year.

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.  Held at the corner of 19th St. and Palm Ave., the show runs at 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30 p.m (plus an 8:00 p.m. show on Friday and Saturday).

"We are looking forward to another great year of our light show," Brooke Zipperman told DigMB. "It is so wonderful seeing smiling faces and kids dancing to the music again. We missed seeing our neighbors and so many families last year, so it makes it even more special this year."

What's new for this year? "We have some additional lighting effects and props, but the biggest addition is a 10 foot tall mega tree with a star on top on the roof to add even more lights to our show," said Zipperman.

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

According to Steve Zipperman, the light shows started with 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," he told DigMB.

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."

As always, the show is free and open to all ages.

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