VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- It’s definitely the season for bright lights, but one teenager in Virginia Beach is taking it to a whole new level.
Neighbors on Mansion Cross Lane have synched more than 30,000 lights at three different houses, all of which are matched up to music: five different songs every 15 minutes.
“I really wanted to see if I could combine my passion for music with my love for lights,” said Noah Bilger.
The Kellam High School Senior is the human light bulb behind the light display. It began three years ago with just his house, and now two more neighbors have joined. It has become a full-time job for Bilger.
“Basically every minute you see up on the house, takes three to five hours programing the lights to music,” said Bilger.
There were so many people stopping by and taking it all in, Bilger thought it would be great to turn his new hobby into a charity. They are on pace to raise more than $2,500 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
“I work for the school system, so I thought that was pretty impressive to see a kid do that so we are out here to support him and enjoy as a family as well,” said one neighbor.
Bilger said his favorite part is watching the young children with twinkles in their eyes.
“Little kids are all about it! They are just overwhelmed with the lights and the music and everything, the snow is the biggest hit with them,” said Bilger.
"Christmas on Mansion Cross" runs now until December 29. Bilger will be giving out free hot chocolate this Friday and Saturday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.