It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas in the Ft. Lauderdale area. So far, the Hyatt Extreme Christmas has proven to engage families in the holiday spirit once again. Although the wind has been quite choppy and the sun goes down a lot sooner, families are still visiting the Hyatt’s house. One car at a time families, turn the corner and pile out in excitement to visit this amazing house. While walking through the gates everyone is greeted by members of “Team Hyatt”. A particular greeting was from a young man carrying a basket filled with candy canes and a wealth of holiday cheer. He passed them out with a large smile and appeared very proud of the joy that his home was brining to others.
Mrs. Hyatt reported, “We generally use our lights from past years along with the new trendy topics for the current year”. While taking a glimpse across the yard, one trendy topic in particular stuck out. That was none other than the penguins from “Happy Feet”. They were featured in the Hyatt’s yard and appeared to have a large audience. Several young children gathered around this display and became hysterical when their parents called to leave. Additional displays consisted of: Mickey and Friends, Santa’s workshop, M&M’s, polar bears, The Wiseman, The Christmas movie playing on the big screen and a personal favorite, Santa was dancing near the front door.
All of the displays look like they took patients and perseverance to put each detail together. For instance, there are lights that cover the entire yard. The hedges are very tall, but somehow they are also covered in lights. This family has shown their level of dedication to families that they have not had the opportunity to meet. However, each display has the opportunity to speak to any age group within a family. This mere fact is why family members reported that they continue to come back year after year as their children age.
The neighbors appeared to be happy and comfortable with the Hyatt’s display from year to year. The neighborhood resembled a very quiet and calm suburban area. The Hyatt’s personalities were very inviting and warm. While speaking with Mrs. Hyatt, she was very energetic and discussed their support of the Humane Society and The Plantation Equestrian Center. The expected number of individuals to stop by is unknown at this time, however it is a fact that individuals travel from miles around the country to visit the Hyatt’s home. For instance, there was a family that arrived from Michigan to witness this beautiful display located off of Old Hiatus Road.
Overall, the Hyatt Extreme Christmas has done it again; they have managed to light up the street and several faces of both young and old. The holiday cheer was among each individual that walked away from the Hyatt’s home regardless of personal issues. This was evident by large smiles; children skipping and loud laughter that could be heard against the night air filled with family and fun.