Row of model homes in Spring becomes winter wonderland for charity

Monday, December 5, 2016
Homes decorated
Homes in Spring are decorated with Christmas lights for charity.

SPRING, TX -- Christmastime means homes are decorated with bright, festive lights ready for the holidays but there's one street in Spring where the homes are decorated with a deeper meaning.

There's even snow.

It's machine generated, but to children here, it doesn't matter.

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Main Street American decorates its row of model homes to create a winter wonderland for charity.

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"We love having people come out and discover what's behind the big building," said Mike Feigin, CEO of Main Street America.

It's possible you've passed it on Interstate 45, the big house called Main Street America. Each year at this time, this street of model homes transforms into "Lights of Hope."

"Christmas is all about giving and we really wanted to focus this venue on the charities," Feigin said.

Every house on the block is decorated with a theme by a local charity, each competes for the best decorations and the winner receives $10,000.

The My Person Foundation works with teenagers in Montgomery County to prevent suicide. Their house is inspired by the Candyland board game. As a local cheer coach, Danielle Padron lost a student who killed herself because of peer pressure.

"I think there's just a lot more pressure than when we were in school," said Danielle Padron with the My Person Foundation.

"It broke my heart. You never want to see your kids, that group of kids, go through something like that," Padron said.

For more on Main Street America, check their website.

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