Iconic Bronx “Christmas” House Goes Dark for First Time in 46 Years

It’s a sad day in The Bronx today.

For the first time in 46 years, the Garabedian house in Pelham Parkway will not be lit this Christmas season.

According to CBS, the family was unable to get the house and dozens of statues ready due to health reasons.

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If you recall, last year we reported that the home was uncharacteristically dark for most of the season as they got a late start also due to health reasons.

As much as we want to see the house lit, we wish them first and foremost health.

The lights are secondary but if they need volunteers to help, I’m sure there are plenty of Bronxites that will jump at the chance to help!

UPDATE: The Garabedian family has declined help to light up the home for the holidays.

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Ed García Conde

Ed García Conde is a life-long Bronxite who spends his time documenting the people, places, and things that make the borough a special place in the hopes of dispelling the negative stereotypes associated with The Bronx. His writings are often cited by mainstream media and is often consulted for his expertise on the borough's rich history.