Walking in a winter wonderland
you tired just thinking about a hectic holiday season? Well, at
least you dont have more than 20,000 people dropping by.
Each winter, Angela Micai 97 and her family set up
a Christmas in Wonderland display in their side yard.
The exhibit features scenes of Mickey Mouse, Barney, 20,000 miniature
lights and a live appearance from Santa Claus himself.
Thousands of people journey to the familys Hamilton Township
home each year. Many of them make the Wonderland a family tradition.
Last year, I had to park three blocks from my house it got
so busy, says Micai.
The Wonderland opens everyday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. December
1 through New Years day. Neighbors and volunteers help the
family decorate and operate the Wonderland.
And despite the difficulties of putting the display together, Micai
says her family doesnt mind. When you see children smiling
and their parents happy, it makes our Christmas special.
This will be the 17th year the Micais have set up their Wonderland.
They dont charge admission, but they do request a donation
for charity. So far, theyve raised over $30,000. This
is our way of proving Christmas is still a giving holiday,