Eye-catching Halloween display brings visitors to Evesham Township home

Over-the-top Christmas displays are common. But when it comes to Halloween, there is a Burlington County man who considers it his specialty.

News 12 Staff

Oct 28, 2021, 11:18 PM

Updated 904 days ago

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Over-the-top Christmas displays are common. But when it comes to Halloween, there is a Burlington County man who considers it his specialty.
“I get out there on the street corner and I point at every car. I try to point at everybody,” says Dave Newman, of Evesham Township.
Newman says that he is out dancing in front of his home on Hopewell Road and Raymond Avenue until around 11 p.m. each night. He draws quite the crowd.
He says that he has been decorating for Halloween every year for more than two decades. He started with a few tombstones in the late 1990s.
“From then on it just grew and grew and it’s like the ‘Field of Dreams.’ If you build it, they will come and they have been coming,” Newman says.
Thousands of decorations cover Newman’s yard, fence and roof.
“Each year it gets better. There’s always something to add,” he says.
Newman says that anyone who stops by and wants a closer look is welcome to come closer.
“You can’t really see the detail in here unless you come in here. And they just walk through and I say, ‘Yeah, come in.’ And people say, ‘Do we have to pay?’ No, you don’t have to pay. Just come in and enjoy it. A smile on your face is enough,” he says.
Newman says that he has gotten a great response from everyone who has come to see his display.
“I have cards and letters over there that I’ve been given to me for 20 some-odd years thanking me for what I do. And when you see stuff like that, it makes me want to continue and it gives me the energy to want to do it and gives me the force to continue,” Newman says.
Newman says that Halloween isn’t the only holiday that he decorates for. He also puts out displays for Christmas, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July.


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