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GLORY TO THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, WHO IS COME IN THE FLESH,
GOD’S ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, ON THE DAY WE CELEBRATE HIS BIRTH.



MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

2014 Christmas Light Displays–among the best in the U.S.
Tampa Bay Holiday Light Display features app. 1/2 million lights. Our 38th year.
Among the world’s best christmas displays. Only display to make HGTV's #1 & NBC's Today
show top 3 the same year.


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By God's mercy,
Christmas Lights—featured first in HGTV's All Out Christmas
Christmas Display featured in People Magazine
NBC's Today Show—Top 3 Christmas Light Displays in the USA
HSN—Among the best Christmas displays in the USA

Representatives from ABC said—Awesome display.
St. Pete Christmas Lights also featured on Nick News, Ron and Ron Christmas Special, Nickelodeon, Univision, CBS,
CBN’s The 700 Club, and numerous newspapers and TV stations from Europe to Chicago. We are very grateful.

Featured locally on TV channels 8, 9, 10, 13, 28, 32, 38, 40, 44, 50, and 66.
Christmas Light Displays, St. Petersburg Times writes: “A mega display. Look. Be amazed. Defies belief and description.”
“The biggest of the big displays,” Tampa Christmas Lights section of the Tampa Tribune.
“Among the nation’s biggest” Christmas light displays–TV Ch 8 WFLA. “Magnificent” St Pete holiday light display–Bay News 9.
Holiday light displays‚“Marvelous, beautiful,” states TV Ch 10 WTSP.
Best Christmas Lights Display, TV Ch 13 WTVT states: “The mac-daddy of all Christmas displays.”
Tampa Bay Christmas displays–TV Ch 28 WFTS states: “Spectacular, fascinating, a Christmas wonderland.”
Florida Christmas Displays – TV Ch 44 WTOG states: “An extravaganza.” The 700 Club states: “Incredible parade of lights.”
Tampa Bay Christmas Lights–TBO says that the Oakdale Display puts Clark Griswald’s efforts to shame.
ParentsConnect.com says–one of the most spectacular Christmas Light Displays in the nation.
Thousands of Christmas Light Displays entered the Today’s Show contest. The Oakdale Street
Holiday Lights extravaganza was among the top 3 in the U.S.

i love the 'burg! states, one of the most famous holiday displays in the country.
WTVT Ch. 13–Oakdale Holiday Lights Display–Takes 3 months to put together. Much more than lights.
ESPN says regarding Christmas lights displays, The Oakdale Christmas Lights Display in St. Petersburg “is one of the top displays in the nation.”
About the biggest Holiday Lights Display in the country–Holiday lights, Tampabay.com
Holiday light displays, St. Petersburg Times–This gazillion light exploration, visitors stand in awe struck.
St. Petersburg Times–The Oakdale light display, it look like a holiday theme park but its (a) home.
Tampa Tribune–Holiday Lights–Take a tour and see 620,000 lights, that blanket an acre and 18 train railroad.
The Floridian. The mega holiday display publicized around the world (HGTV taped here in Nov, now 620,000 lights).
Tampabay.com–about the biggest display in the country.
Holiday light displays, St. Petersburg Times–This gazillion light explosion, visitors stand in awe struck.
St. Petersburg Christmas Lights–People have come from all over the world to see it!
Christmas House rated among the 3 best in the country.
TV 13 WTVT states, lights like no other. Pinellas County Christmas displays, best display.
Fantastic Christmas light show. Regarding Florida holiday light displays, this mega holiday lights is a sight to behold.
The Oakdale lights is what is happening in Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg. Beautiful Christmas music is played.
Tampa Tribune, Hillsborough, Christmas light displays lights blanket (the half acre). Great HO scale model railroad with 18 trains.
Hillsborough holiday light displays featured the Oakdale lights. St Petersburg Times-Pinellas (Christmas light displays) stated this
display publicized around the world. MSNBC says the Best holiday decorations.

St Petersburg Times-Pinellas holiday light displays, Be amazed. Tampa Bay light displays states, looks like a million Christmas lights.
The Tribune, TBO holiday lights lists the very large Oakdale display. The Short List, regarding Tampa Bay holiday Light Displays,
put this display first. A major HO scale railroad is the Oakdale light show.

Chicago Tribune Christmas displays featured this display. Sarasota Herald Tribune covered this Christmas display.
Bradenton Herald, Christmas lights displays featured this festival of lights.
Tampa Tribune Hillsborough Christmas displays, featured this Tampa Bay holiday lights.
Planning holiday events or a holiday vacation in St. Petersburg or Tampa? Stop at the beautiful Christmas displays on Oakdale.
The Oakdale display opens the day after Thanksgiving. New Year-what to do? This Christmas lights are open through Jan 3rd.

The OAKDALE CHRISTMAS HOUSE
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2014 SCHEDULE
Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, through Fri., January 3rd, 2015.
6 to 10 pm

STATISTICS
The statistics vary from year to year as changes are made to the display.
Information listed here are the highest numbers we have had since 1977.
Size of the display-app. ½ acre. Tallest Christmas tree light array app. 70 feet.
Roof of house has 4 giant Christmas trees made of lights. Total number of lights incl. Fiber optics 609,751.
Number of moving and animated objects app. 700. Many display cabinets. Three electric meters. Cost of electric nearly $5000.
Many of the lights are computerized to music and flashing to help save money. There are many items
for both children and adults to play with including a bubble machine. Has included 2 outdoor TV
presentations, plus several inflatables. Manger scene includes more than 150 pieces. Also two large
mirrored balls give a snowflake-effect. Includes a beautiful 18 train, HO scale railroad with 16
carnival rides. Also includes a talking and dancing life-size snowman, an animated-talking Teddy bear,
a singing Christmas tree and “Ernie”, a tight rope balancing bear.
The real reason we celebrate Christmas is to remember the birth of Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, Who is Come in the Flesh.

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PHOTO TOUR OF A PREVIOUS DISPLAY. CLICK HERE

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DIRECTIONS
Traveling on I-275, take Exit #22 (the old exit 9), which is 175-E. Turn right on
to 4th St., heading south. Go about 1 mile, crossing over 22nd Ave. S. The
next street on the left is Oakdale. Turn here, and go two blocks and look.

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Thank you for visiting and sharing with us this wonderful time of the year.
It all began in 1977 with a modest light display, increasing to about 6,200 lights in 1980. By 1989, it had grown to app 60,000 lights. Gradually it grew to over ½ million lights (incl. fiber optics). It normally takes a crew of about 8 to 15 people nearly 3 months to install, requiring roughly 12 truck loads to bring all the items from other storage areas.

THE BIBLE
God’s Word tells us:

2 Tim 3:16-ALL SCRIPTURE IS GIVEN BY INSPIRATION OF GOD, AND IS PROFITABLE FOR DOCTRINE, FOR REPROOF, FOR CORRECTION, FOR INSTRUCTION IN RIGHTEOUSNESS. 2 Pe 1:20, 21-KNOWING THIS FIRST, THAT NO PROPHECY OF THE SCRIPTURE IS OF ANY PRIVATE INTERPRETATION. FOR THE PROPHECY CAME NOT IN OLD TIME BY THE WILL OF MAN: BUT HOLY MEN OF GOD SPAKE AS THEY WERE MOVED BY THE HOLY GHOST.

Many believe they are saved. They may base this on their feelings, on a lack of understanding God’s Word, or on the fact that they belong to a certain church that may tell them they are saved. They may make comments such as, "I am a good person, a preacher, I believe in God, sing in the choir, and give money to the church."

This all sounds good, but it is not based on Biblical knowledge. Understand, the issue is not whether you know Jesus, but rather—does Jesus know you?-ref Mt 25:12. The Word of God (the Bible) SHALL JUDGE (you) IN THE LAST DAY-Jn 12:48. Many hope when they die it will turnout alright, and they will go to a better place. Yet the Bible teaches that the majority will perish.

God loves you and cares about you. FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH, BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE-Jn 3:16. By nature, man is sinful—FOR ALL HAVE SINNED-Ro 3:23. Your sins have separated you from God—BUT YOUR INIQUITIES HAVE MADE A SEPARATION BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR GOD-Isa 59:2.

You cannot earn your way to heaven by your behavior or good works—ALL OUR RIGHTEOUS DEEDS ARE LIKE A FILTHY GARMENT-Isa 64:6. NOT BY WORKS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS WHICH WE HAVE DONE, BUT ACCORDING TO HIS MERCY HE SAVED US-Tit 3:5.

Jesus, Yeshua the Messiah, is God’s only provision for the sins of mankind. Through Him, you may receive forgiveness for your sins and understand God’s purpose for your life. Jesus is the LAMB OF GOD WHO TAKES AWAY THE SIN OF THE WORLD-Jn 1:29. He died for you—WHILE WE WERE YET SINNERS, CHRIST DIED FOR US-Ro 5:8. Jesus shed His blood to pay our sin debt in full—IN WHOM WE HAVE REDEMPTION THROUGH HIS BLOOD, EVEN THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS-Col 1:14. For it is written, AND WITHOUT SHEDDING OF BLOOD IS NO REMISSION-Heb 9:22. FOR IT IS THE BLOOD THAT MAKETH AN ATONEMENT FOR THE SOUL-Lev 17:11.

Jesus rose from the dead—HE WAS BURIED…HE WAS RAISED ON THE THIRD DAY ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES….HE APPEARED TO CEPHAS, THEN TO THE TWELVE. AFTER THAT HE APPEARED TO MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED BRETHREN AT ONE TIME-1 Cor 15:4-6. Jesus is the only way to God—Jesus said: I AM THE WAY, AND THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE; NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER, BUT THROUGH ME-Jn 14:6.

The Bible teaches that you must be BORN-AGAIN-Jn 3:3. This indicates change. A change must take place in your life, which affects what you think, your attitude and what you do. A person must repent (turn away from their sins) and receive Jesus Christ by faith, as their only way of salvation. It says in Jn 1:12, BUT AS MANY AS RECEIVED HIM (Jesus), TO THEM GAVE HE POWER TO BECOME THE SONS OF GOD, EVEN TO THEM THAT BELIEVE ON HIS NAME. After repenting and believing on Jesus, a person is commanded to be baptized by full immersion.

We all need to ask ourselves—"If I died today or Jesus returned, am I ready?"

If you believe Jesus the Messiah is God’s only begotten Son and died for your sins and rose from the dead, and if you will repent, then I invite you to kneel and ask Him to be YOUR Lord and Savior right now.

Say this prayer: DEAR JESUS, I AM A SINNER. I BELIEVE YOU ARE THE SON OF GOD AND DIED FOR MY SINS ON THE CROSS. FORGIVE ALL OF MY SINS. JESUS, I REPENT. I ASK YOU TO HAVE MERCY ON ME, A SINNER, AND COME INTO MY LIFE. GIVE ME YOUR SPIRIT AND YOUR POWER. HELP ME TO FOLLOW AND OBEY YOUR COMMANDMENTS, AND TO LIVE FOR YOU. JESUS, I GIVE YOU MY LIFE. THANK YOU FOR HEARING MY PRAYER. THANK YOU FOR COMING INTO MY LIFE. I ASK IT IN THE NAME OF MY LORD AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST. AMEN.

IF YOU JUST SAID THAT PRAYER AND MEANT IT---we recommend you begin reading your Bible every day faithfully—5 or more chapters a day. Begin with the Gospel of John and read it through three times. Next go to Matthew and read the New Testament through three times. Then begin reading the entire Bible in order, beginning with Genesis. As God opens up His Word to you, obey it. Be a doer of the Word and not a hearer only, deceiving yourself-ref Ja 1:22. As you are faithful, God will open your understanding of His Word more and more. Find a good Bible-teaching church that teaches all of God’s Word, including sound doctrine, both the fear of God and the love of God, heaven and the lake of fire, Bible prophecy and the Revelation, not just stories about worldly things. They should also love and support Israel and the Jewish people.

Attend fellowship regularly and get baptized. Water baptism is a command-ref Acts 2:48, and is to be done only after a person repents and believes on Jesus Christ-ref Mk 16:16; Acts 2:38; by full immersion-ref Ro 6:4 and Col 2:12; in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost-ref Mt 28:19.
Tell others that Jesus is your only hope of salvation. If you’ve just said that prayer and committed your life to Jesus, please e-mail us and let us know. We would like to pray for you. If you wish, please send your mailing address. As you follow Jesus, expect to be confronted with obstacles and persecutions, even as Jesus was. God bless you.

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