Legislator Debra Mulé Celebrates the Season with the Heide Family, Recent “Great Christmas Light Fight” Contestants
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By Long Island News & PR
Published: December 14 2018
The exuberant showcase, which has been a holiday season staple for decades, was recently featured on ABC’s “Great Christmas Light Fight.”
Legislator Mule and the Heide family.
Photo by: Office of Nassau County Legislator Debra Mulé
Merrick, NY - December 14, 2018 - Nassau County Legislator Debra Mulé (D - Freeport) recently recognized the Heide family of Merrick for staging an annual Christmas display that gets residents across Nassau County in the holiday spirit.
The exuberant showcase, which has been a holiday season staple for decades, was recently featured on ABC’s “Great Christmas Light Fight.” Matriarch Karen Heide leads the charge each year on the interior Christmas décor - except for son Philip’s Nutcrackers - while Philip and father Lenny oversee lining the lawn, house and pitched roof with hundreds of nostalgic decorations. There’s even an animatronic Donner that describes the display to spectators.
The Heide family home. Photo Credit: Office of Nassau County Legislator Debra Mulé
“The Heide family’s tradition is steeped in love and, and their love for family and the Christmas holiday emanates from every intricate detail of this delightful, one-of-a-kind display,” Legislator Mulé said. “I delight in their passion and thank them for making their own unique contribution to a brighter and more joyful holiday season.”