Not sure if I'll run lights to music this year.
With all the effort it takes to put up the show, edit the sequences (I haven't worked on any new ones at all this year) and make sure that everything works each night (sound broadcasts properly, etc.), I'm not sure if I'll run the show this year (for 2014). I will likely put up a bunch of lights and just have them slowly fade from one configuration to another. We'll see...
Last years info:
The show will be on at 5:30 through 9:30pm daily
starting sometime in early December of 2014
(It may be on later on Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Years Eve.)
Please be mindful of where you park. Please do not block any of my neighbors driveways or get in the way of traffic. It is a good idea to turn off your headlights but keep the parking lights on while you enjoy the show. Thank you for visiting. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
2013 Song List (* = new this year):
*We Wish You a Merry Christmas - Mountain Orchestra
(Reworked from 2010)
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Holly, Jolly Christmas - Burl Ives
*Deck The Halls - String Quartet
A Mad Russian's Christmas - Trans Siberian Orchestra
Now with 32 Channels of Computer control There are roughly 12,000 lights including 1600 mini-lights on the 26 foot frasier fir tree, a large 7 foot lighted star above the garage, arches over the driveway, some blowmolds, wire cage Christmas trees, and various other items. About a half to two thirds of the display is synchronized to the music controlled with two 16 channel Light-O-Rama controllers and the rest are constantly on.
New for 2013: a new blowmold Angel near the nativity scene, Rudolph is near the FM channel signs, the big tree garden is circled by red as well as blue, a new snowman in the snowman huddle (the fat one in the middle), the Noel sign by Rudolph was replaced with a sign saying "JOY", and small candle pathway lights are now at the driveway entrance.
Last years new items included a new snowman in the snowman huddle, some incandescent lights were replaced by LED lights, Woodstock is now near the Snoopy dog house, yellow bells are behind the train, and a 7 foot candle with recessed lighting is on the left side of the house.
On this site you will find directions to the display, videos of the 2010 through 2012 songs, a video describing the setup from 2010, one video of the 2009 display when I was using the Mr. Christmas ready-made 4 channel controller. Stop out in this year to see the show!
Enjoy and Merry Christmas!
Roughly 1/2 of the lights controlled by the controllers and the rest are always on.