Thursday, December 10, 2015

A Little Holiday Magic

For 50 years the Christmas House on Burnett Hill Road was THE place to go during the holiday season. . .

Photo published in Livingston Patch Nov. 17, 2011 

. . . where the Camuso's yard was transformed into a festival of lights and holiday decorations. 

Livingston resident Ernie Camuso was dedicated to making children happy during the holidays so when he passed away in 2010 his family's bequest to the town came with three requests: Keep the collection together in one place; locate the collection in a confined area with trees as a backdrop; and accept donations at the display for the Barnabas Burn Center.

Today the entire Camuso Collection is on display near the Gazebo in Memorial Park for all to enjoy.

New characters are always being added but I'm fond of the earlier vignettes and figures many of which have moving parts.

Volunteer elves are busy year-round making sure everything is in tip-top shape.


This one makes me smile :)

There are two Donald Ducks . . . 

. . . and the Seven Dwarfs

The Toy Shop . . . 

. . . the Paint Shop

. . . the Wrap Shop

. . . and a beautiful spinning Christmas Tree to put you in the holiday spirit :)

Copyright 2015, Barbara Schaffer



  1. Oh my...I've never seen that !! Amazing !
    Thank you for the photos Barb !

  2. ho ho ho I love it! wish I could see it in person!
    Happy Holidays!!!