"The Nightmare Before Christmas" on Grelle Avenue opens Friday

LEWISTON, ID - The grand opening of the Tim Burton inspired rendition of "The Nightmare Before Christmas" on Grelle Avenue in Lewiston begins this Friday.

Disney's a Nightmare Before Christmas will come to life thanks to a few dedicated "Nightmare on Grelle Avenue" committee members and volunteers.

"We're going to have one of the greatest, funnest little events that Lewiston's seen in a long time," said Nightmare on Grelle committee member Shane Harrington. "Never before done, never before done, at least not in the Idaho area."

"This is a production that no one in New York has, Chicago, LA - nobody has the building that we have, nobody has the free reign's to do anything that they want to a building," said Nightmare Before Christmas on Grelle Avenue creator Karen Kelly. "We do, and we're doing everything we can to make it as fun, magical and whimsical as possible."

Fifteen-thousand-square-feet of "The Nightmare Before Christmas" scenes will be depicted throughout the entire building that ends with Santa Claus and his elves awaiting to take pictures.

"This is very very different, very new and everybody is kind of confused because this is something very special and very new for the community," said Nightmare Before Christmas haunt artist Jon Rode.

Along with Santa Clause and his little helpers, this year's event will feature the many characters showcased throughout the movie.

"There are some dark parts, but it's a very family oriented and a holiday spirit type of a production," said Kelly.

"It's very Nightmare Before Christmas, I think they'll be really surprised at how much we got done in such a short period of time," said Rode.

The one of a kind Christmas event is also a toy drive and as part of admission, everyone is encouraged to bring a new and unused toy to help Valley families in need this holiday season.

"It's all really about the celebration of Christmas and to bring something exciting to the LC Valley," said Harrington.

Doors are open from 6 to 9 p.m Friday and Saturday and from 12 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission fees are $5 per child and $10 per adult plus a new and unused toy.