Christmas Spotlight on Orangevale Tradition after Mariah Carey Tweet

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Update: Mariah Carey tweeted she would be calling the Evarts Sunday night.

“Just got the #!!!” she wrote. “We’re going to make it happen guys!”

ORANGEVALE — This is the time of year to show off your Christmas cheer, like lighting up your house with the “Queen of Christmas.”

If all you want for Christmas is a little Mariah Carey you’ll get all you’re asking for on Dovewood Court in Orangevale. The five-time Grammy goddess is the new feature in the Parade of Lights presentation the Evart family has been delighting their neighbors with for 27 years.

After one visitor recorded the garage concert and posted it online, the “Queen of Christmas” herself tweeted she wanted Jason Evart’s number, to get in contact with him about what he’d put together with a projector, a screen and a YouTube playlist.

What was his reaction when mom called his San Diego office to share what the pop star put on Twitter about his Northern California decorations?

“Well, it was crazy,” he said with a huge smile.

Coming to the Parade of Lights is a holiday tradition for thousands like Elizabeth Schneider.

“There’s tons of people and the lights and they’re different this year which is super cool, different than they were last year,” Schneider said.

She said it was “super awesome” that Mariah had been added to the mix at the Evarts’ home.

On Saturday, Evart was still waiting to see if he would get that “Merry Christmas” phone call from Mimi.

Well, we’ve got his cell for you, Mariah. Just give FOX40 a call at 916-454-4548.

While it’s getting international attention on social media this year thanks to Ms. Carey, Orangevale’s Parade of Lights is a big deal for those in need every year. Visitors are encouraged to drop off items for the “Food for Families” program as they walk through and enjoy the lights.

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