HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - It's no secret 2020 has been a tough year. What would make it a little better? Christmas lights!
For the fourth year in a row, real estate agent Sam Sansalone has put together a map of Christmas lights in the area as a way for locals to find and enjoy all the wonderful displays that many residents have worked hard to put together.
In 2018, Sansalone told us he would drive around to see lights since he was a kid. He says every year he always knew which houses to go to, but as he got older, he wondered if other people knew what was in their areas.
"It has been so wonderful to see people really embrace the Christmas spirit this year – especially considering how much has happened in 2020. Seeing lights is a perfect way to enjoy family, the Christmas holiday, and the community while also staying safe in the process! Super pumped to see new light displays up this year!!" he said.
Now, a map full of location pins representing well-lit houses throughout Hampton Roads is available thanks to Sansalone’s determination.
Additionally, Sansalone said for every person who shares the below link to the map on Facebook, his agency will donate $1 to the Eliza Hope Foundation up to $1,000.
You can see Sansalone's map of Christmas lights throughout Hampton Roads below:
(The featured image shows the home of Marvin Burger, a retired veteran in Hampton who has been lighting up his community with his amazing displays for more than 40 years!)