Tempe homeowners decorate their house after 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'

Posted at 11:10 AM, Oct 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-31 11:48:24-04

Over the last two weeks, we've been on the hunt for some of the most elaborate Halloween displays in the Valley.

Our latest find takes us to 1001 E El Freda Road in Tempe where Jessica and Francis Brown have decorated their house after the 1993 classic, The Nightmare Before Christmas.

From the street, garland and Christmas lights illuminate "Nightmare Town," large fangs hang from the monster house, and color-changing eyes peer down at passer-bys from the second-floor windows.

Watch the 360-degree for an immersive look at the home.

"We're big Disney fans," said Jessica in a Facebook Live with ABC15 on Wednesday evening. Her favorite attraction at Disneyland is the Haunted Mansion.

"We've wanted to decorate our house for the longest possible time," she said. "So why not have Halloween and Christmas together which is perfect for "Nightmare Before Christmas?"

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The husband-and-wife team collaborated with Aerin and Eric of Therascapes Design, a local design company, to design, build and stage the display.

Each of the character statues and snow-covered stone walls was carved and hand-painted, said Aerin. It took the two-person team about eight weeks to complete.

The lights and music will be turned on nightly at sunset (typically 5:30 p.m.) and will stay on through 10 p.m. Since the display covers both holidays, Jessica said the plan is to keep it up through New Year's Eve.

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They want people to get an up-close look at the house and are encouraging people to park along the street and walk up to the house. The porch has been decorated with Halloween-themed Christmas trees, skeleton figurines, and an interactive Jack Skellington.

As with the others displays we've showcased, this one is in a neighborhood and is a home display. Please be mindful of nearby neighbors by not parking in or blocking their driveways, or parking on their lawns.

The homeowners plan to collect toys to donate to a charity for the holidays, but those details were still being finalized.

1001 E El Freda Road, Tempe AZ 85284
Lights on at sunset through 10 p.m.