Every year, no matter how old I get, I look forward to Christmas decorations. There’s something about the lights and the displays that bring magic to a cold night. With this year being the way it is, holiday celebrations are sparse, but the showing of lights on the SouthCoast has been incredible. When you finish the Light Up SouthCoast tour, head to a little town in Rhode Island where one family brought the spirit of the North Pole to their driveway.

Anthony and Helen Gemma, along with their children, have made it their mission to spread holiday cheer by transforming their property into a drive-through winter wonderland, dubbed “Santa’s Magical Drive-Thru Christmas Display and Musical Light Show.” It’s a magical combination of over 100 inflatables and an exciting musical light show.

The driveway is wide enough for two-way traffic, allowing vehicles to come and go from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. any day of the week. I also hear they have “magical guests handing out treats on Saturdays from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. in December."

Courtesy Anthony Gemma
Courtesy Anthony Gemma

If that’s not incredible enough, they even switch up the inflatables, allowing you to have a different experience with each drive through their property.

In lieu of admission, the Gemma family encourages donations to the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation in honor of Anthony’s mother, Gloria, who was the biggest lover of Christmas and sadly lost her battle with breast cancer.

Their goal is to make you smile. So, take the drive to Exeter, tune your radio to 106.1 FM, and immerse yourself in the holiday cheer.

Santa’s Magical Drive-Thru Christmas Display and Musical Light Show is located at106 Ten Rod Road, Exeter, Rhode Island, and is open every day from 8 a.m.-11 p.m. from November 26-January 3.

Light Up SouthCoast 2020

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