GREEN Tony and Sara Biviano have been decorating the outside of their home since 2010, and it is all to benefit Akron Children’s Hospital.
The couple, who live at 4781 Wildflower Drive, moved to Green three years ago, and said the display gets bigger and better each year. The couple also decorates for Halloween.
"Sara and I have gotten nothing but positive feedback ever since we moved to Green," Tony Biviano said. "Peter and Clarissa Tsarnas across the street and Bryon and Stacie Rollyson next door have given nothing but support to our show."
This year, the couple added new inflatables, props and many new songs to their display. Songs added include "The Little Drummer Boy" by Pentatonix and snippets from the movie National Lampoon’s "Christmas Vacation."
Biviano said the couple had some requests from neighbors about songs to add to the show.
"We have to keep them happy since they put up with us all of October and December," he said.
A techno version of "Amazing Grace" and the classic "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" by Andy Williams have also been added.
"We've received a huge amount of positive feedback from 2016's additions to the show," Biviano said. "For many it's become a family tradition to see the Biviano light show. Some drive by our house several times both in October and December. It's very touching and uplifting."
Biviano said children enjoy getting a candy cane when they come to see the show and watch Santa Claus, who walks around and waves from the upstairs window.
"It really warms our hearts to see how much families enjoy the show," he said. "It makes the long, hard, sometimes frustrating work worth it."
There is a donation box in front of the couple's display. Checks and cash are accepted and 100 percent of the donations go to Akron Children’s Hospital.
"The checks that people have written to the charity have been absolutely amazing," Biviano said. "It's amazing to see adults donate, and overwhelming to see the children donate to other children. It's far from uncommon to see adults bring their children to the donation box, many times it's the children's own money."
Biviano said he and his wife are thankful for every dollar donated, but of course, would like to see the donations increase so that the couple can do more good for Akron Children’s.
The show will run through New Year’s Day. Visitors can check out the display between 5 and 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.