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'Nightmare Before Christmas' Returns to Palm Ave.

Oct 10, 2018 08:33AM ● By Jeanne Fratello
Manhattan Beach's most popular local Halloween light show is back for its ninth year - and it's bigger and better than ever.

The "Nightmare Before Christmas on Palm Avenue," produced by the Zipperman family, is running shows on Palm Avenue in the Tree Section every night from now through Halloween.

The show, held at the corner of 19th St. and Palm Ave., runs nightly from Monday through Thursday at 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30 p.m. On Friday through Sunday, an 8:00pm show is added.

The astonishingly high-end display of lights, characters, and music, is known for attracting neighbors and families from all over Manhattan Beach.

New for this year is the scroll that hangs on the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland, plus a few new characters from "The Nightmare Before Christmas" (the popular 1993 Tim Burton movie) including as Lock, Stock and Barrel (who have kidnapped Santa Claus), and lead characters Jack and Sally.

According to Steve Zipperman, the light shows started with inspiration from the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland. "It started out as some lights and a couple songs and has evolved into a 25-minute light show with characters, different themes from the Nightmare Before Christmas movie, bubbles and even snow."

Zipperman added, "The show has grown because we love seeing the smiling faces and the dancing kids every night. We have people that come to the house almost every evening and it makes us so happy."

As always, the show is free and open to all ages.

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