Photos: Santee Resident’s Christmas Lights Show

Each year, Santee resident Michael Balazs puts a massive Christmas lights display on his front lawn in honor of his father, Dean Balazs, who died from cancer in 2009. The show is a nod to Dean and his love of the holiday season.

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Monica Garske
Each year, Santee resident Michael Balazs puts a massive Christmas lights display on his front lawn in honor of his father, Dean Balazs, who died from cancer in 2009. The show is a nod to Dean and his love of the holiday season.
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Monica Garske
Each year, Santee resident Michael Balazs puts a massive Christmas lights display on his front lawn in honor of his father, Dean Balazs, who died from cancer in 2009. The show is a nod to Dean and his love of the holiday season.
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Monica Garske
Each year, Santee resident Michael Balazs puts a massive Christmas lights display on his front lawn in honor of his father, Dean Balazs, who died from cancer in 2009. The show is a nod to Dean and his love of the holiday season.
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Monica Garske
Each year, Santee resident Michael Balazs puts a massive Christmas lights display on his front lawn in honor of his father, Dean Balazs, who died from cancer in 2009. The show is a nod to Dean and his love of the holiday season.
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Monica Garske
Each year, Santee resident Michael Balazs puts a massive Christmas lights display on his front lawn in honor of his father, Dean Balazs, who died from cancer in 2009. The show is a nod to Dean and his love of the holiday season.
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Monica Garske
This vintage Santa statue belonged to Balazs' father, Dean, who loved Christmas. The show is dedicated to Dean, who lost his battle to cancer in 2009.
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Monica Garske
Balazs accepts donations, which he then gives to different cancer research and children's charities in San Diego.
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Monica Garske
Balazs encourages visitors to sign his guest book when they visit his light show.
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Monica Garske
Each year, Santee resident Michael Balazs puts a massive Christmas lights display on his front lawn in honor of his father, Dean Balazs, who died from cancer in 2009. The show is a nod to Dean and his love of the holiday season.
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Monica Garske
Each year, Santee resident Michael Balazs puts a massive Christmas lights display on his front lawn in honor of his father, Dean Balazs, who died from cancer in 2009. The show is a nod to Dean and his love of the holiday season.
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Monica Garske
Each year, Santee resident Michael Balazs puts a massive Christmas lights display on his front lawn in honor of his father, Dean Balazs, who died from cancer in 2009. The show is a nod to Dean and his love of the holiday season.
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Monica Garske
Spectators are floored by the life-like image of Santa Claus in the window at the Christmas lights display.
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Monica Garske
This vintage Santa statue belonged to Balazs' father, Dean, who loved Christmas. The show is dedicated to Dean, who lost his battle to cancer in 2009.
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Monica Garske
This vintage Santa statue belonged to Balazs' father, Dean, who loved Christmas. The show is dedicated to Dean, who lost his battle to cancer in 2009.
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Monica Garske
This vintage Santa statue belonged to Balazs' father, Dean, who loved Christmas. The show is dedicated to Dean, who lost his battle to cancer in 2009.
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Monica Garske
Each year, Santee resident Michael Balazs puts a massive Christmas lights display on his front lawn in honor of his father, Dean Balazs, who died from cancer in 2009. The show is a nod to Dean and his love of the holiday season.
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Monica Garske
Each year, Santee resident Michael Balazs puts a massive Christmas lights display on his front lawn in honor of his father, Dean Balazs, who died from cancer in 2009. The show is a nod to Dean and his love of the holiday season.
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Monica Garske
Don't forget to sign the guest book.
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Balazs built this "Ditto" sign for his neighbor's house, which pretty much says it all.
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Monica Garske
This vintage Santa statue belonged to Balazs' father, Dean, who loved Christmas. The show is dedicated to Dean, who lost his battle to cancer in 2009.
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Monica Garske
Balazs built this "Ditto" sign for his neighbor's house, which pretty much says it all.
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Monica Garske
Each year, Santee resident Michael Balazs puts a massive Christmas lights display on his front lawn in honor of his father, Dean Balazs, who died from cancer in 2009. The show is a nod to Dean and his love of the holiday season.
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Monica Garske
Visitors can listen along to Christmas music that is synced to the lights show.
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Monica Garske
Each year, Santee resident Michael Balazs puts a massive Christmas lights display on his front lawn in honor of his father, Dean Balazs, who died from cancer in 2009. The show is a nod to Dean and his love of the holiday season.
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Monica Garske
Each year, Santee resident Michael Balazs puts a massive Christmas lights display on his front lawn in honor of his father, Dean Balazs, who died from cancer in 2009. The show is a nod to Dean and his love of the holiday season.
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Monica Garske
Balazs says he gets a lot of visitors on the weekends, checking out his Christmas lights display in Santee.
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