Video: 35,000 Christmas Lights at One Home

The electric bill for this especially festive home in nearby Nestor has been about $1,000 this month, the owner said.

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Think you have Christmas spirit?

Arcelie Climkscales may have you beat.

Her home on the corner of Coronado Avenue and Atwater Street is an explosion of tens of thousands of Christmas lights and may be the most decorated home west of Interstate 5 near Imperial Beach.

There are inflatable devices, a sailboat, a blimp, blinking stars on the roof and so many lights in the yard that it can be tough to see the ground in some parts.

""My husband said I spent his retirement already," she said after stating that 20 days into December her electric bill has cost about $1,000. Climkscales has decorated her home with lights since the 1990s.

"I hope people enjoy to come here and I like to share our spirit to everybody, especially the kids," she said.

Decorating her home started when she lived in the Philippines and continued at her home a block outside IB in San Diego, Climkscales said.

She turns on the lights at 5 p.m. and turns off the lights around 11:30 p.m. If it rains, the lights will stay off for safety.

Erika Lowery December 24, 2012 at 09:49 PM
Yeah, we're going to leave a donation for them. There is so much joy they bring to the neighborhood. Thank you.
John Dejesusfreak December 25, 2012 at 09:37 PM
This is a complete joke. There are constant cars that stop in the middle of the road on Coronado Ave and you can hear screech of cars from people almost getting rear ended. Nice thought but too dangerous.
Frankie Morales December 25, 2012 at 09:44 PM
I agree with John. It is a nice thought but cars park everywhere. I live across the street in the apartments and you can see cars in the middle of the street. I hope no one gets hurt by this.
Andy Arciga December 25, 2012 at 10:32 PM
Very very nice display,however,rubberneckers are a menace to society.
cynthia ellen hites December 25, 2012 at 10:46 PM
WE LOVE YOU!!!! YEAR AFTER YEAR! YOU'RE THE TRUE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT IN IB!! (and your roses ain't half bad either!)


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