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BRISTOL –  A special holiday lights display is back on in Bristol, and this year, it’s taking on a special meaning. It’s called “Lights ...
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BRISTOL -  A special holiday lights display is back on in Bristol, and this year, it's taking on a special meaning.

It's called "Lights on Rosewood," which is the road the house is on. It's an hour-long animated light show that gradually builds up with a final song to close it out. Neighbors and people from all over gathered on the street for the opening show, for a good cause.

The display has been around for four years.

"It just started out as a simple show with some moving lights, and every year we add some more color and some more music," said Rob Osenekowski, who organized the event and put all the lights up.

His wife, Lori Osenekowski, said she doesn't mind the noise.

" When we first started there would be like maybe three cars that would pull up and they'd get all excited saying oh there's a car coming to watch," she said. "The boys listen to the music the show so they can hear the music and they dance around."

The neighbors don't mind either. People come by the hundreds to see the show. The Osenekowski's have a donation box set up for 9-year-old Connor Albert, who has childhood bone cancer. People came out for the whole month watching the display and donating money to help cover his medical bills.

"They were saying hi, and hope you feel good," Albert said.

"Everything's been so custom for him it's not something insurance companies always deal with," Wayne Albert, his father said . "He's the strongest 9-year old I've ever met."

One hundred percent of the donations go to Albert. The lights show will play all seven days of the week, from 5 -9 p.m. The hour-long show will play until Christmas Day. Last year the family raised almost $6,000 and they're hoping to beat that this year.

The home is located at 111 Rosewood Drive, in Bristol.