The Camuso (pronounced Ca-moo-so) Holiday Light Display is free and open
to the public from now through after the New Year and is run by the Livingston
Camuso Committee in memory of Livingston resident Ernie Camuso, who passed
away in 2010. This display benefits The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas
Medical Center, New Jersey's only certified burn center.
The display is the work of former Livingston resident, Ernie Camuso of
Burnet Hill Road. Mr. Camuso’s elaborate Christmas display was legendary
in Livingston, NJ dating back to the 1960’s. Tens of thousands of
colorful lights coupled with animated characters attracted thousands and
thousands of people each year to view his beautiful display. Mr. Camuso
was a toymaker, and later machinist, by trade who embraced the holiday
season and bringing cheer to the community.
After his passing, his family donated the display so that the tradition
could remain. The Livingston Camuso Committee was formed to restore many
of the display pieces and to continue the display. Community members work
tirelessly to ensure the display remains a vibrant part of the community
substantially adding to the collection each year.
What: Camuso Holiday Lighting Display
Where: Livingston High School, (located at the Livingston High school circle
off Livingston Ave)
How much: FREE!
When: Open now through just after the New Year, 5:30 to 10 p.m.
What else: scheduled events such as Santa visiting, train rides, Ginger
Bread Houses etc.
Proceeds benefit The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center.