Showing Off 2004

Showing Off 2004
David, St. Louis Mo. 3000 lights, 69 blowmolds, 24 wire frames rope lights and homemade items
Whitehorse Yukon Christmas
Here is our lights display (http://mywebpages.comcast.net/writeus6/ ) which includes over 60,000 lights, 100 hand carved wooden figures including the grinch, spongebob, shrek, rugrats, toy story, and many more. This year we look more forward to sharing our hard work with our community of Charlotte County, which was devastated by Hurricane Charley.
Our third year brought the total to nearly 32,000 lights. For the 2004 display, we added over 20,000 lights, a 23 foot artificial tree, 2 more arches, strobes, fencing, 24 two foot trees, and a few more little things. We are still not computerized, but that should happen next year. Please visit us at www.lightup.ca and have a great Christmas.

Thanks,

Dan, Cindy, & Kyle Lagerstrom

hi my name is mark i live in St. Louis i have been doing my display about 10 years have 20,000 lights pulling 86 amps i have 4600 lights on my tunnel hope everyone has a great Christmas
Hi all. Merry Christmas from the Fleets in Hope, British Columbia.
It’s a work in progress. Close to 6000 lights so far.

We have done a large lights display at our house for the past three years. We have something for just about everyone – yard-art, lots of lights, a running train, and a Christmas PowerPoint Presentation. We are trying to spread the word as much as possible. For more pictures, you can visit my website at http://sci.tamucc.edu/~jglas/mypage/Pictures.htm Thank you for your help.

John Glas

PorrazzoLand
We are from Seaford in the South East of England and are using about 5,000 lamps this year, all of which are American. All the shapes are hand made, except the reindeer and 2 candles on the lawn. The countdown to Christmas is made from LEDs and controlled by a simple 10 switch control box (just need to remember to change it each night).

To all that put on a display, or enjoy looking at them, have a great season.

The Woolgar Family

This is Christmas Utah in Salt Lake City. I have about 100,000 lights this year and 150 channels of computer synchronized animation. The display features live music on weekends. You can find more details at www.christmasutah.com.

Marty Slack

Email: marty@christmasutah.com

Christmas Utah: http://www.christmasutah.com

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !!!
To all Lighthouse Fans …….Worldwide!!
From Detmold , Germany.
LiaRuediger,Melanie,Tahmia,
Mandy and Michael
Hello, My name is Michelle Cedillo and I live in South Gate, CA.

I usually decorate the house with my dad for Christmas and last year it paid off when the city of South Gate decided to award our house with the holiday beautification certificate. This certificate is only awarded to 3 homes out of the whole city for the best Christmas lights display. We were so excited and appreciative that our hard work was recognized! So I submit these pictures to share our 2004

Christmas display! Thanks!
New for this year was the Arches, and we increased the Mega-Tree to 50k lights. This year we also went to LOR with 48ch for the computer control and a low power FM station.
Kevin Pickett
this is a picture of our neighbors house we live opposite. he has a little girl that has disabilities and needs stimulation and bright shiny lights are a good way of achieving this…we are in the north east of england..merry xmas to everyone of you.
This is my 2004 holiday light display in Painesville Ohio. The general layout is somewhat the same as last year’s. I decided to stick with that layout because it looked so good last year.
I’m in the neighborhood of 15,000 (or a bit more) lights. My newest attraction this year, and the centerpieces of my display, are the electronic firework lights. These lights stand around 15 feet tall and have a burst diameter of 6 1/2 feet. A computer is located in the bases of the units and they have several different preprogrammed burst patterns. Definitely something no one else around here has ever seen, and they are very mesmerizing to watch. The effect looks just like a real firework going up and exploding!
The display also features two 20-foot tall trees, a 15-foot tall candy cane, euro-style driveway arches with icicle lights on both driveway entrances and other animated and static light sculptures.
The display is a big conversation piece, as it is every year, and the neighbors just love it!
Paul Berzins
Painesville, Ohio
Hi chuck – here’s this years offering from South West England for your website. It’s getting better by the year. Maybe next year it’ll be up there with some of the American displays – you guys sure know how to light a house!!! I’m quite happy for you to leave my email address in the text if it’s ok with you – if not, just edit away! – Merry Christmas to you and yours – Andrew Howell (Redruth Cornwall, England)

My second year of showing off on Planet Christmas! It was hard to know which photo to put in this year. Unfortunately, I can’t get the whole thing into one photo and there are more lights and blowmoulds by the door. I chose a predominately white theme this year and decided that the outline ropelights should be four channel for a little extra razzmatazz. The two large deer on the left are motorized as well. The spiral trees are new, as are the blowmould reindeers and sleigh (that you can’t see in the picture! Other then that, I have already had people stopping me at the local shops and have been in the local paper so I guess I’m doing something right. This year a couple of my neighbours have got the bug and have started some new displays up of their own – We’re trying to make ourselves an English ‘satellite’ to ‘Planet’ Christmas! So, to all lighting friends around the world, from Andrew in Redruth, Cornwall, England,(ajhowellonline@hotmail.com) have a great Christmas and a prosperous new year!

We just got married back in April and this is our first year to have a house of our own to decorate. It consists of 4500 lights, green garland and red bows, 15 extension cords, and a photocell timer. It was funny because it was raining while me and my wife were on the roof putting up the icicle lights. (It was about 50 degrees, but colder when your wet)
We thought this would be a good starting point for the years to come. Next year i hope to add even more. Well, Merry Christmas from Justin and Brittany Koehn in Mount Juliet TN.
here is a sneak preview of the show i put on. I still have four more elves and a two foot tall train and some other little things to put out in and around the carport yet. And I still have my ten foot boat with six foot wheels in the yard to the left of the photo.
Well I will try to send you more photos later. I put copies of the photos in the attach file.
Lyle Nunnemaker
15961 21 ave./ po box 5746
Clearlake CA, 95422

email lylenunster@aol.com

Scotts Christmas Lights located in Sherman Illinois is home to over 40,000 lights. Included are 68 strobe lights, 8 wireframes and over 130 blowmolds. To find out more-visit my web site at http://www.freewebs.com/scottsxmaslights/index.htm for a complete history behind the lights and why I do it. Happy Holidays
The Loftus Family
this is one of my many display i have up all ready. all i like left to get out is my pop can displays i made out of hundreds of popcans.
The Read family home in Vancouver Wa. has approx. 12,000 lights. We’ve been lighting our home for about twelve years and more is added every year. This photo was taken in 2002. We have since added an animated singing and dancing snowman and a sleigh and flying reindeer on a cable stretched from house eve to tree.
I’m Jim, and here is a picture of our house in Laguna Niguel, California. We figured we have about 8,000 lights on the outside this year. We actually got an honorable mention in the city’s annual decorating contest!! Not bad for a first attempt! We would like to add more lights this year, but we are max’d out on our power. Our 11 foot tree in the living room alone has 2500 lights and takes up some of the power. Maybe Santa will bring me an electrical upgrade this year!
Here is our display in Yuba City California 2004
I don’t know about y’all but my circuits started blowing after 20 strings! So I built a reindeer out of pine straw to extend the effect. The neighborhood helps each year, gathering the recyclable pine star (mulch for acid-loving plants) and adding the reins from old ribbon.

Kathy Hall

Houston, Texas

3rd year putting up lights I figure I have around 12,000 lights Happy Holidays From AUBURN, Washington
hi we love xmas me and my two neigbours have done a display this year were from bolton lancs hope you like the pictures
hi this is my two neighbours houses next to mine its the first time lit up for xmas
I live in Logan City, Queensland, Australia. Have been lighting up for 7 years but only 2 years at this house. There are 11,000 lights, 54 blow moulds & over 50 rope lights, wire frames & rope figures. This is only part of my home as I have a wide frontage & I cant get it all in the photo.
Santa’s Work Shop at the North pole! This Display contains Santa’s work shop, a polar bear and Ice burg, a collection of Deer outside of the work shop, and a hand made Christmas train with moving wheels and smoke standing 7ft tall and 25 ft long. All located in a small town in north east Oregon! More detail pictures at http://www.bowlercentral.com/christmas.htm
This is our 4th year of outdoor display we have approximately 9000 lights. We are in Melbourne, Australia. Our display includes a home made wood train with over 700 lights in it, 14 wood cartoon characters made by me, a lamp with tinker bell inside flapping her wings, blowmolds, animated seesaw, 7 plastic trees, 3 light trees, Mickey Mouse + Christmas tree inflatables, and heaps more.

Kenneth

This is our display in Coeur D’ Alene Idaho. The first year of going all out with 13000 minis, 450 C-9s, three new 20amp circuits and lots of cords. I think I’m hooked now. Enjoy

Here’s our simple display in Lake in the Hills Illinois. We use an X10 controller to control three outside outlets and two inside. Outside there are 6,685 lights including the 35 twinkling lights on the mailbox. We have a simple approach of framing the house in white, using single color lights for individual trees and bushes with multi-color lights on the doors and windows.

This is our 9th year of putting up this display which grew to this size about 3 years ago.

Kevin J. Fangman

Our first effort at animated flamingos pulling a sleigh. We had a lot fun putting up this up, it was a family adventure. There are 13,000 lights drawing about 35 AMPS and it is really bright. The kids in the neighborhood were involved as always.
John Lomnicki, Sr.

Well I certainly don’t have the light show that all of you have, but I do have about 45 hand made characters from Charlie Brown Christmas, The Grinch, Calvin & Hobbes and Winnie-the-Pooh. We hand draw and create every character ourselves. Currently there’s about 10,000 lights spread all over the property and we add more as we go. Enjoy!

HAVELOCK , NC . WHEN WE TURNED ON THE LIGHTS OUR CHILDREN SAID IT LOOKED LIKE A GINGER BREAD HOUSE WITH GUMDROP TREES.

Display of the Koenig family Christmas display in New Jersey. The display features almost 35,000 lights, all controlled by 48 Light-O-Rama computer channels and 3 X-10 home automation channels, synchronized to several Christmas songs. Other features include 10 strobe lights, a bubble machine, a fog machine, 4 outdoor speakers, FM broadcasting, an animated Snowman snowball fight, and Santa’s Workshop. Our website is at:

http://www.freewebs.com/koenigchristmas

Glenn Koenig

Our display in Buffalo Grove IL. consists of several thousand lights synchronized to music broadcasted over a FM radio station. The large tree and house consist of five different colored lights that change in rhythm to the playing music. We have more pictures and video on our website at http://www.468gregg.com
My girlfriend from CA told me about this site and said we should put our house on it. We try to change or add something every year. This year it was the little twig tree which I love as it has such pretty lights on it. It’s not as elaborate as some but we enjoy doing it.
Merry Christmas from……….The Hotle Family
All lights are computer controlled (LOR) and animated to music. Music is broadcast to passing vehicles via a low-power FM transmitter. ~40,000 lights, 30′ tree, ~20,000 lights in animated “yard grid”, 2.6 miles of extension cords, 128 computer-controlled circuits. 2 weeks to build.
Jeff & Bridgette Trykoski – Frisco, TX
The Lanclos family, we live in Slaughter, Louisiana and we live in a 1865 Victorian home. We have been decorating our home for 5 years now, we look forward to it each year. Carl, Tammy, Daniel, and Joel.

21,107 lights, 2 Projectors, 47 extension cords, nearly 50 amps of converted 110v pulled.

Please if anyone is in the area, stop by at 16 Bowling Green Road, Cirencester UK

Cheers

Darren Jeffries

I love looking at all the fantastic light displays on your site attached is my picture I have a long long way to go to catch up with you all. I live in Berkshire in the South of England The pictures do not show the side of the house and back display or the diipslay in the front of the house garden. I have already purchased 6 new rope lights silhouettes 3 characters and twenty boxes of led lights for 2005!!

Tracey Torr

Our home in Rohnert Park, CA. We’ve estimated over 18,000 lights (we lost count on the third weekend of getting it all up) Our four children all help to do the work. This is the first time at this house that we done this display. We look forward to next years improvements!
Thanks!
Curtis and Brenda Smith
This is a picture of part my 2004 holiday display in Stoneham, Massachusetts. It’s small compared to some of the other displays featured here, but it is by far the largest display my family and I have done. The display features over 12,000 lights and draws something in the area of 33 amps. The waterfall in this picture is computer animated, and the 12 foot tree changes colors between red, green, and blue. Also not seen in this picture is a shooting star with a shimmering tail, and a 12.5 foot inflatable snowman. I’m planning on expanding into computer animation next year, and a much larger display.

More pictures and information can be found at my website, Holiday Landscapes, at the following address:

http://holiday.atariansun.com

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,

Brian

This is our first year here in prospect park pa. Every car slows to take in a good look we still need to put up the star at the roof peak. there are five animated reindeer two animated polar bears and a waving Santa.
Chuck- Here is a selection of pictures for Showing Off 2004. My pic is attached. For the description: “Deltaville, Virginia – 32,000 lights. My 9th year of doing a display, this is by far my largest ever. 13 PVC trees, including a giant 20’ tall one with 3,700 lights, a boat fishing in a pond of lights, fed by a river of running lights, trains, soldiers, snowmen, lots of penguins, and even a couple of flamingos included in the display that’s laid out over a 100 foot wide field and all over the office building. For more pictures, visit http://christmas.coastalsteve.com.”

Stephen Blue

I would like to share with you my house in Maple Valley, WA. The Warren’s house has about 6,000-8,000 lights on it this year and it grows each year. Along with our blow up Snowman and lighted wreath, this year we have added a train and animated deer on the fence along with many more lights. This is our 3rd year of lighting at our house and we seem to have encouraged our neighbors to add more lighting as well, I seem to be the “Clark Griswold” (like the movie Christmas Vacation) of my street for sure! The picture shows a left and right-hand view of our house. Thank you!
Chris Warren
Merry Christmas to all!
In our first year at attempting to “out-do” the neighbors, we feature 6,100 lights, two motorized lighted reindeer drinking from a lake and an animatronic santa waving from the window. We have grand plans for the years to come and look forward to posting on your site again next year! All the posted pictures are beautiful and our one-year-old daughter has enjoyed them tremendously – thanks! 🙂
The Hightower Family – Allen, TX
9551 Palmer Road, Richmond (near Railway & Francis off of Princeton) The Armitage family presents .. alightchristmas.com 48,390 lights, bigger & better than last year. We have computer controlled lights to music, snowball fight, trains, plains, shooting stars, animated yard displays, waterfall, and LOADS OF LIGHTS a must see on your tour. You will get to see it snow no matter what the weather !!!! Accepting donations for CANCER SOCIETY … shows nightly from 5pm – 11pm from Dec 1 to Jan 2. Come by on December 18th for a hot chocolate & candy cane for the kids !!
Just follow the glow in the sky & bring your sunglasses !! The Griswald family would
be envious ..

We’ve been decorating for about 20 years. As a veteran, I quit counting lights and started doing a count down of how many days I had left to be able to put them up. I can tell you that there are about 15000 lights on the house alone. Usually there are about as many in the yard. Most yard scenes are hand made. Special Thanks to my elves (Wife and Daughter) for all their help and my neighbors for tolerating the viewers. See more pictures at http://home.mindspring.com/~hbfuller/ Merry Christmas from the Fuller Family – Cary, NC

Christmas On Chestnut Ave

Is up to 6500 lights so far.

LOR for the computer control

and a low power FM station.

Jerry Plak

San Marcos, Ca

Just getting into the business. Get a lot of traffic stopping and looking and local front page photo. Gene & Phyllis Moore, Benton, Arkansas
This year I am celebrating my twenty-second year of decorating, as I started as a 12 year old in Cincinnati, Ohio. My display this year consists of approximately 15,000 lights, over 35 figures, and many custom-made decorations,and complete front and backyard decorations. Included is a custom- made gingerbread house complete with animated figurines, and a life-size animated Santa that sings Christmas carols. New this year is a light display that spans across Twilight Lane to my neighbor’s display, carolers, and more snow! For the six years I have lived in the neighborhood, I was sure that I was considered a “nutcase” by all of my neighbors. However, in the past several years my neighbors have joined with me in a true bond of neighborhood celebration. The satisfaction that I have received from seeing the neighborhood grow closer as a whole has really symbolized the Christmas spirit for me. The neighborhood consists of White, Hispanic, Filipino, Asian, and many other ethnicities who have been brought together in this celebration of the holidays. Our newest neighbors, an Islamic family from Sudan, have asked me to decorate their house. I have discussed with them the idea of putting up a “Peace On Earth” sign on their house, as a show of support to stop the violence that is currently occurring in their home country.

In the troubled times in which we live, it has made

all of us happy to see this group of diverse people

coming together in an American neighborhood during the holiday season. Please feel free to contact me for any other information, and please stop by to see our lights! Thank You and Merry Christmas,

Brian Hays, Rancho Santa Margarita,CA

Merry Christmas!!
Here attached is a photo of my work and a discription!! This site is Great!!!I have other shots if youd like!!!
Regards!!!
Bob Berger
Michael & Margaret of Troy, Michigan

This is my second year of showing off on Planet Christmas! We’re in our 9th year of of displaying lights. Our display includes over 1,000 C-7 lights,3 inflatable characters and over 10,000 lights in all. I use faders, 4-channel chasers, magic bulbs and digital programmers in our display. We start working on it right after Halloween and finish by the Sunday after Thanksgiving. The City of Troy has given us an award, 5 years running, as one of Troy’s best decorated homes and last year we won a special award for “Most Spectacular”. It utilizes six 20amp circuits and three 15amp circuits, all told about 16,000 watts, wow what an electric bill! We have a web page showing the last three years of displays and video of this year too. http://home.comcast.net/~mike-margaret/

Here is my nieghbors house. He has a few more yrs at it than me. God Bless from Boise, Idaho

Happy Holidays to all from Fort Pierce, Florida USA. We are Mike and Cheryl Budnik and we have been putting up our Christmas displays for over 25 years now. This year especially we are trying to instill a light heart and good cheer to our neighborhood and friends after the traumatic devastation of back-to-back hurricanes this fall. Prior to last year’s display we had an extra 150 AMP circuit box installed along with 4 outlets in the yard and 3 in the soffits, currently we are utilizing 8 20AMP breakers just for Christmas lights. (Will add more this spring). Our display this year consists of 16,000+ lights, 170 feet of rope lights, a holographic display on the roof (which being a metal roof took some very careful doing), 40 illuminated blow mold figures and 4 large inflatable, just to name a few. You may see more pictures and even watch our video on our website http://home.comcast.net/~cab979/wsb/index.html Happy Holidays to All, Mike & Cheryl.

Hello all,
This is my first year to find this site and share my display. I have moved from a city lot to an acre lot and am still looking to increase the number of lights. I have close to 50,000 lights and I made all the yard art. I hope to add more before Christmas. I love doing this every year and hope you enjoy the photo.
Robert Bailey, Forney, TX
john, Washington state north of Seattle. Over 15000 lights this year.
This is the Schrimp Family House in San Juan Capistrano, CA. This is their 10th year. The focus is more on animation than light. There is still many thousand lights used, but the animation and interactive display for kids is what keep them coming back year after year.
This is our house in Mesa Arizona. This year we have 10,000 lights with 16 computer controlled circuits (LIGHT-O-RAMA). We have 3500 lights controlled by 6 channels for our driveway tunnel 10 ft high x 14 ft wide x 17 ft long! A 25 foot Super Tree controlled by 4 channels, and one of our favorite things, The “next show” Sign, which has 250 lights and is controlled by 3 channels. And last but not least we finally got a nativity set this year. Hope you enjoy the pictures.

Merry Christmas Everyone.

Aaron & Kristen Jabkowski

Hi my name is Scott, this is our 3rd year doing lights and we have over 30 thousand(actually almost 50k) due to construction couldn’t get them all up this year but we are excited to see the difference. We are one of many in Boise, Idaho that love lights. I am happy to be able to share this picture with all of you. Merry Christmas to all and to all many lights. Scott & Lynda Boise,Idaho

Hi, my name is Garran Sparks at 943 Bluestem Lane in Batavia, Illinois I have been adding to my decorations every year for the last 12 years. My display is on 2-60 amp intermatic timers and consists of approximately 18 inflateables, several wire frame light up trees, several wire rope and wire frame displays and Santa on the roof with all the reign deer and a lot of lights. I have rope light bordered straw path thru the display for visitors to admire the display. The display pulls about 110 amps Merry Christmas…….

this is our house that we moved in this year. we intend to buy more lights for the side and more for filling in gaps @ the front next year as this house is bigger than the last. we have been doing it for about 3 seasons now. we have to change the net lights as not all of the lights work.
This is our fourth year for a display and I have approx. 150+ blowmolds, 20,000+ lights, homemade animated houses and 14′ tall arches over our driveway. This year we just entered the world of computer controllers and by next year we should have a few more. Merry Xmas from Bill & Lynn in Monee, Illinois
Cliff Donovan
This is my 6th year doing the display and the display has grown every year. For 2004 there are 32,000 lights synced to music and this is all controlled by the computer via 40 channels and hardware/software from a company called Light-O-Rama. You can check out my site at www.freewebs.com/draytonlights or email me at matt_thiesen@hotmail.com
Matt Thiessen, Drayton Valley, AB Canada
This is our display located at Travis AFB Ca.
The Elliott Family
hi, this is our 2nd year at this house. we have nearly 15000 lights this year.and still growing.
The Curtis’
My display isn’t as grand as some simply because we live in an apartment. We have a small patio area and a small patch of grass in front of our townhouse so we decorate for the complex. We have an inflatable Snoopy on his Xmas dog house, a santa sleigh on the awning, a few blow molds, and about 1500 lights indoors and in the inside windows. For an apartment people tend to think it’s impressive!
Michael and Jen Maxim
Broadview Hts. Ohio
I live in Logan City, Queensland,Australia. Have been lighting up for 7 years but only 2 years at this house. There are 11,000 lights, 54 blow moulds & over 50 rope lights,wire frames & rope figures. This is only part of my home as I have a wide frontage & I cant get it all in the photo.
hi every one hope you have a happy xmas and a happy new year just thought id send a picture of my two neighbours houses i think they look great together they are from westhoughton bolton lancs ps you can put this in and delete the other one as this is better more decorations have been added thank you
hi i live in bolton lancs we love xmas if we had a big house we would do more but we have a little house so hope you like it

Merry Christmas Everybody!
My display is at 1642 Sunburst Way, in Kissimmee. I have about 40,000 lights, which are all computerized, and are Synchronized to music using Light-O-Rama. One song that I have added this year is a patriotic song, in tribute to our troops overseas. I have made all of my decorations myself. This year I am also a collection site for the SHARE YOUR CHRISTMAS food drive. You can see more of my display at my website, http://www.christmaswonders.com.
This is our home in Northeastern Illinois. We add more lights to it every year since the trees out front just keep getting bigger. I’ve loved doing Christmas lights for as long as I can remember. We tend to make it a family project putting them all up, starting the friday after thanksgiving. Taking them down isn’t nearly as much fun as putting them up! My neighbors all call us the Griswolds of the neighborhood.
First attempt at lighting a 35 foot tall cedar tree. Great branches for lights but it sure uses up the light strings. I used strings of icicle lights in the tree and, wow, 8000 lights were used. About 2000 more lights decorate the eves and roof lines, using icicle and C-7 lights. “Winnie the Santa Pooh” greets you at the front door and the great train at the chimney was a present from my next door neighbor! Merry Christmas All
Greetings again from across the Atlantic. Edinburgh has been dry and not too cold this year which made the job of lighting the house much easier.

This is the fifth year of lighting the house at Christmas and it seems to make people stop and enjoy it, spreading a little light on the dark nights.

Have a good holiday Gordon

Don & Jean: Howard city Michigan Approx.45,000 lights

Thank You

Don

Please check out www.eakerxmas.4t.com for more information
G’Day,

Here is a picture of my 2004 display. I live in Saratoga which is near Gosford, New South Wales Australia on the Central Coast. I have been doing lighting displays for 2 years now, this is my first year in this house. There is about 5000 odd lights and about 600 metres of cables and extension cords. I made some of my own dispays this year from corflu or coroplast, hopefully you can see them in the photo (Sleigh, Reindeer, Santa Hat and Snowflake) I also made the giant rred star and yellow christmas tree from ropelight and aluminium moulding. All up I have spent about a month putting it all up between shift working and a new baby in September, can’t tell you how long it took me to make the displays this year, lots of late nights in the garage. Hope you enjoy it if your passing by!! Merry Christmas

Nath

Hi, I live in Reno Nevada and Im 13 years old. This is the Seasons-of-Lights 04′ display. I have been Lighting our house for 5 years or so… But Never quit like this year. We have over 15,000 lights, 3 AirBlowns (Grinch, Spongebob, and Santa with Rudolph) plus many wire and widow displays. The front of the house and back are lighted up. I love Christmas and Have a Merry One too!! The Picture is the best I could get. Come see it on Ruby Mtn Rd in Reno NV.

site: www.freewebs.com/seasons-of-lights

Thanks, Jared Wollmann

2 Full windows at house that are full of moving statues. Over 50 nutcrackers. 7 blow up characters. Lights? Didn’t want to count lost around 50,000. It’s all for the kids that come by to see it. Joe and Sharon Brock
Martinez, California

Another entry from Nardian Way in Westchester, Los Angeles, where we add a little bit to the neighborhood effort every year. This time, there are fourteen custom made wire frame presents suspended from a cable spanning the street, added to Santa and his reindeer flying over four homes. As always, the spirit Christmas is expressed in kilowatt-hours! Happy holidays, Ernst.

This year i believe i broke the 100,000 barrier with about 102,000… i think, it starts to get a little hectic. The lights dangling from the roof are controlled via animated lighting older style lc-16 and MB. I have had the roof the same 2 years in a row now due to not getting anymore controllers. i hope to post more pictures in the chat forum with a few more updates of added stuff, it seems like it’s never done.
It’s been another great year! We have over 20,000 lights this year. Also, I have my first Animated Lighting controller in use. You can view more pictures at http://www.keithportell.net . Merry Christmas from the Portell Family
The whole neighborhood in lights. Merry Christmas

Hi my name is Scott, this is our 3rd year doing lights and we have over 30 thousand (actually almost 50k) due to construction couldn’t get them all up this year but we are excited to see the difference. We are one of many in Boise, Idaho that love lights. I am happy to be able to share this picture with all of you. Merry Christmas to all and to all many lights. Scott & Lynda Boise, Idaho

Attached is a few photos of this years display.

My Webpage is www.eakerxmas.4t.com. Merry Christmas to all from Mike and Melissa Eaker of Folsom, CA

I live in Cincinnati, Ohio and I’ve been putting up me display for three years now. This is me first year going this big. I’ve built a 14 foot ferries wheel, 9 foot merry-go-round, and signs that no one will have. I have more than 40,000 lights and a Santa’s workshop that has more than 13 elves that are building trains, ornaments, and Santa’s wife baking. For more pic. or other info. email me at THECHRISTMASWRAP@AOL.COM
My name is Jeff Long and I live in Atco, NJ. This picture doesn’t really do my display justice, took it from far away and still could not get everything in the picture. Guess I need a new camera. I have a little over 50,000 lights this year with several animated ground display’s and a 6 ft. motion Santa on the upper deck. I am hoping with some more time from my business that I can finally go computerized next year. Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Safe and Happy New Year!
Knoxville, TN

40-foot live tree with 2,600 C9 lights on 12 dedicated 20 amp circuits

Here are some pictures of our Christmas Decorations in Covina, CA.This is our second year of decorating. We really don’t know how many lights we have. We will have more lights next year

Leonard, Elvie and Marissa Lei

Hello. I am a 15 year old male that lives in New Lenox, Illinois. This is my first year decorating this house because we just had it built so i am looking for some recommendations. I am going to be putting out more and more every year once I get some more higher voltage circuits in so I don’t blow the circuit breaker. E-mail me if u have any recommendations at MTPG13@comcast.net
Merry Christmas from the Sansing Family
Glenview, Illinois
Thanks to you, Chuck, and PlanetChristmas for giving us this opportunity to share our Holiday Joy with all of you!
Bigger and better in 2005!

This Massachusetts home is lit for the First Time ever!! Better late than never! Thanks to our grown daughter and her wonderful boyfriend, our ‘dream’ became a reality!!

I’m back and better than ever for 2004. This year I have over 40,000 lights and a snow machine. The house is trimmed in blue and twinkling clear C-7 bulbs. Also on the trim are white icicle lights, blue icicle lights, and the new snowflake lights. The roof is covered with over 9,000 clear mini lights. Very “Griswald-esque” in a tasteful sort of way. There are several deer sculptures and a snowball tossing snowman. Plans for next year include strobe lights and a Santa vacationing on the beach scene. I am also going to shoot for computerized animation.
Greg Egelstad
519 95th DR SE
Everett, WA 98205

believe there’s just over 100,000 lights this year, and last year was the first time using computer control via animated lighting lc-16 controller and MB. thanks again for a great place to come to for people who have a love for lights.

Brett

My name is Jim Martin and I live in Slidell, Louisiana and I have close to 40,000 lights in, on and around my house. I built a gingerbread house that stands 5′ tall and the chimney actually smokes, I have animated polar bears, rocking horses and a lit horse drawn sleigh that shoots out thousands of bubbles. Since we don’t have snow down here, the bubbles are the closest thing to snow flurries and looks great.
We are the Temaat family and here is our display. This is our 3rd year and it features over 14,000 lights complete with a 35 foot long animated tunnel, guarded by our 7 foot tall nutcrackers. Our design also features custom made “CD” trees that have lights and give off a cool effect. Our lighted path to Santa’s Workshop, the North Pole and lighted “fruit jar” sidewalk keeps the area bright. Spongebob also has the Christmas spirit and Christmas music is playing to entertain passers by. Hope you enjoy it and Merry Christmas.
We are from Fremont, CA and I’ve been lighting up my street for about 5 years now. Every year my daughter and I add something new. I was recently married, and my husband has since been deployed. I wanted a little something special in the display just for him. Hopefully he will feel the love, and get into the spirit of the holidays since he loves this time of year, and cannot be with us to enjoy it. It’s also great to see all the people pass by and pay compliments, and let us know they also support our troops overseas. There are yellow ribbons, the American flag, and the Blue star flag flying that didn’t come out to well in the pictures. I didn’t have enough time to get a great picture. A special thanks to Carrie for getting me the yard sign in time!
I’m back and better than ever for 2004. This year I have over 40,000 lights and a snow machine. The house is trimmed in blue and twinkling clear C-7 bulbs. Also on the trim are white icicle lights, blue icicle lights, and the new snowflake lights. The roof is covered with over 9,000 clear mini lights. Very “Griswald-esque” in a tasteful sort of way. There are several deer sculptures and a snowball tossing snowman. Plans for next year include strobe lights and a Santa vacationing on the beach scene. I am also going to shoot for computerized animation.
Greg Egelstad
519 95th DR SE
Everett, WA 98205
I believe there’s just over 100,000 lights this year, and last year was the first time using computer control via animated lighting lc-16 controller and MB. thanks again for a great place to come to for people who have a love for lights.



Brett

We are the Temaat family and here is our display. This is our 3rd year and it features over 14,000 lights complete with a 35 foot long animated tunnel, guarded by our 7 foot tall nutcrackers. Our design also features custom made “CD” trees that have lights and give off a cool effect. Our lighted path to Santa’s Workshop, the North Pole and lighted “fruit jar” sidewalk keeps the area bright. Spongebob also has the Christmas spirit and Christmas music is playing to entertain passers by. Hope you enjoy it and Merry Christmas.
It all started many years ago with one set of 25 c-9 bulbs and it has grown to over 25,000 lights. With the official count of 26,950 mini lights, 12 inflatables, 21 blow-molds, 200+ 30″ candy canes, 3 animated reindeer, and a 10′ star, I still have one set of 25 c-9 bulbs that takes front and center in the front lawn. The original plan for this year was over 35,000 lights, however do to a power overload I could only manage 26,950 and not one more. I have always enjoyed decorating the house but the past few years things beyond my control prevented my from going all out. But this year I have managed to turn a few heads, stop a few cars and and make a few kids go ahhhh, which is great. But I am sure I will be going ahhhhhh when I get the light bill. Have a GREAT HOLIDAY.
More pics can be found at www.zipitbobby.com
Thanks
Bobby Joe
Dan Deshaies from Meriden, Ct. The centerpiece of this years display is a working train built this year.

This is my Second year of decorating. I’m located in Rancho Santa margarita in Southern California. There are about 7,000 lights and 26 extension cords equaling about 900ft. Next year will be my first try with LOR.
These six feet snowflakes and two snowmen really light up the night in my cul-de-sac. They consist of about 5,000 white lights. I had a note in my mailbox from the mom and two kids down the street asking me to continue because they fell asleep looking out their windows at night. one lady and her elderly mom dropped by today to thank me for the snowfall of lights. I will have to continue each year with this kind of applause in Marietta,GA. Home of the Stancil’s.
Christmas in Council Bluffs Iowa.

Hue Turnbough

I would like to submit this picture of my house Jerry Muller East Rutherford,N.J.
Our house is located in Santa Clarita, California. We are running over 6,000 lights this year with plans to add 10,000 lights, animation and new circuits next year. Display consists of mini’s, icicles, rope, C-9’s, animated reindeer, blowups, and more. Display is on from Thanksgiving to New Years from Dusk to 10pm nightly.



The Lewis Family

Hi. I am Lenny Bullard from Oakland, TN, I love your website. a friend in Boston sent me to it. Here are a few of mine. I haven’t figured out how to take great pics at night yet. Feel free to post them on your site. The front yard is 11 acres, and we try to put something everywhere.
17000 Miniature lights and 52 blow molds.

“MERRY CHRISTMAS” FROM THE “MORGANS”

Wakeman, Ohio

Hello, My name is Dave and I am 13 years of age. I come from Birmingham in U.K. I have collected the lights over a period of about 3 years, I think I have about 1000 lights, 4 blowmoulds and about 15 metres of ropelight (including silhouettes).
On this photo 3 of the blowmoulds are either not up or have failed, Climbing Santa, Normal standing Santa and Swinging Santa. The picture does not do the display justice as you cannot see the 10 metre ropelight outlining a fence and the 200 LED ‘Happy Xmas’ cannot be seen.
The display is not as big as some of the others, but still I am only 13 and I can keep building on the collection.
Merry Christmas Everyone!

The Bisignano family Christmas display features 8 airblown displays, thousands of mini lights, hundreds of feet of rope light and over 150 lawn decorations. Included are window displays that feature over 25 moving dolls. Santa waves to the crowd each evening to the tune of Christmas carols played from 6pm to 10pm daily. The display is located in Jackson, New Jersey.
Chuck, here’s our display for 2004. Approximately 125000 lights, numerous

wire frames, blow molds, plywood cutouts and inflatables; 16 channels or LOR and 2 DLS boxes. This is only a portion of the display. There are three other areas of the display not seen in this picture. Can’t get it all

in one shot.

Dan and Marilyn Caron

Merry Christmas from Council Bluffs Iowa

Hello from Kenosha Wisconsin. Here is a picture of our 2004 display. It has grown an additional 7000 lights this year to a little over 20,000 lights throughout our front and back yard. We even ran 4 new 20 amp circuits to the garage this year to eliminate extension cords plugged into sockets throughout the house (Ok, it’s also in preparation for next years planned additions). Thank you for hosting this site. It has given us lots of great ideas that we have used this year as well as ideas we plan to use in next years display.

James & Carri Kiehl

Mike, New Mexico this house has a total of 16,000 lights on it the blue down the front is a waterfall that forms into a river that puddles in the front of the yard. There are 4 deer in the yard you can only see one in this picture but there is one beside the large tree and two small ones by the river. We do this display every year for the past 4 years. Just wanted to share it with you. Thanks

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2005 to all of you who are lighthouse fans!
We´re from Brazil, São Paulo!
Tatiana e Victor Blas

http://www.geocities.com/friared1/lights.html

In November I moved to Colorado Springs, CO. I wasn’t able to put up as many lights as I wanted, but still managed to outdo last year’s display of 9000 lights. This year I’m using 12,429 lights on 16 computer controlled channels. Larry Hazeltine
This is are 2004 display we did this for all of the troops who couldn’t be here for Christmas with there families. It took 2 months to put up all of are lights we have 150,000 lights this display can be found in Umatilla, Florida.

Trying to master taking pictures with a digital camera at night. Sorry for the poor quality. 9,000 lights all computer controlled with music.

John and Janet Pidliskey

Sicklerville, NJ

The Rediske family, Vancouver, WA. We just began doing a little extra on our lights last year, so it is a work in progress. We live on a corner lot so we have a lot of room to work with over years to come. Next year we hope to add a “Happy Holiday’s sign on the roof above the bay window. Any ideas on a good approach would be greatly appreciated.
My name is Jim Martin and I live in Slidell, Louisiana and I have close to 40,000 lights in, on and around my house. I built a gingerbread house that stands 5′ tall and the chimney actually smokes, I have animated polar bears, rocking horses and a lit horse drawn sleigh that shoots out thousands of bubbles. Since we don’t have snow down here, the bubbles are the closest thing to snow flurries and looks great.
The Mayors house in The Village of St. Jacob Illinois.

After 15 years of displaying his home St. Jacob Mayor Ray Muñiz lights have grown to nearly 20,000

Hi my names Mark. I come from Essex in the UK. Here is my picture.

MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERY ONE

msn: markrichard2@hotmail.com

p.s the picture does not show all the front because of the wall.

Here is are our light display in Kingston Ontario Canada

Bill & Tinazan Cawlishaw

Greetings from Hurricane Charley Country. I wanted to brighten up what has otherwise been a pretty gloomy second half of 2004. Currently there are 40,250 mini lights. I have 22 mini trees with 18 chasing across the yard. There are 12 arches (six on each side of property) that I program a different sequence nightly. There is a blinking New Years ball above an eight foot lighted Happy New Year sign. Displays include a gingerbread village, 2 nativity scenes, over 100 wooden hand painted yard art displays, a patriotic area, many sleigh and reindeer displays, two giant eight foot toy soldiers and many other items.

Robin Stublen

Hi We are Den and Christine from Bowen Queensland Australia. This is a picture our house Early December 2004. About 9000 lights. We have added another 3,500 lights to the roof since then. This is our first year & we hope you like it. Merry Christmas to all.

Merry Christmas from Kihei, Maui Hawaii! My lightning consists of 20,000 plus lights (lost track of the exact amount), dear, Santa, 1200 feet of extension cords and a Neon NOEL. This picture only shows about half of the lights because our property is large and on then end of a dead end street.
MeleKalikimaka, Karen Shelton

Our display is called Christmas at the Fischer’s Place, and is located in suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota. This year featured over 32,000 lights and 81 channels of Light-O-Rama computer control. Our new features this year were 24 rope-light mini trees and a toyland area, which joined our expanded 20 foot, 5500 light Mega-tree, Peanuts-themed Nativity scene with a Linus sharing the gospel via projected slides, 200 foot candy-cane fence, and lots of other touches. You can see more pictures and learn about our display at our website: http://www.plymouthlights.com.
The Miller’s home, Spokane, WA. Total lights: 20,000+. Santa Claus has come into town, He has landed his sleigh on our rooftop today, our snowman-lined driveway helped to guide his way. Through shooting stars, and arches that glow, the nativity scene is all set for the show. With animated windows, and a train full of toys, Santa is here to see all the girls and boys. He’ll pass out candy canes to those that are nice, while those who are not had better think twice! The sky is filled with music, and loud HO!, HO!, HO’s!!, So come see us tonight, and enjoy the show. Merry Christmas to all! Thanks, Curt and Rene Miller
Hi , my name is MARIO CALLEJA from Melbourne, Australia and this attachment is my display for 2004. It’s been built over the past 5 years adding something new every year.
This is Ricky and Lucy’s 2004 Christmas display in Midland Texas. rickythames@yahoo.com. This is my 7th year of decorating and my second year on Christmas Planet. Below are a few statistics of this year’s display: Lights – 27,561, Amps – 168.1, Installation time – 76 hours, Preparation time before installing the lights – 100 hours, Building new decorations – 50 hours, 18 – 20 amp dedicated circuits, Extension cords – 83, Length of extension cords – 1,535, Watts – 20,172, Timers – 18, Three-way taps – 52. I started putting out the lights on October 23 and finished on Thanksgiving Day. We have a lot of traffic every night looking at our display taking pictures and video. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
This is our home for Christmas. What makes our Christmas display so unique is my husband made me a real snowman. We live in New Orleans Louisiana and we never get snow way down here in Bayou Country. And these snowmen never melt, because there is 5 1/2 tons of refrigeration running to keep them frozen.
I love your site! Here are a couple of pictures from our modest setup. I am going to have to add another breaker next year though. We have breakers trip when we turn on the space heater at night in our upstairs bath! 🙂

Robert Burton

Fayettville, GA

I have about 32,000 lights up, including a 20ft white cross, a star that towers over the nativity scene 35ft in the air, a waving and singing Santa and much, much more. I have a little for everybody of all ages. I enjoy seeing people come by, and just stop, and smile. Then it makes all of those hours spent putting these decorations up all worth it. This display is in Pompano Beach, Florida, so if you ever here during Christmas please plan on stopping by and saying hello, because each year we will be getting bigger and bigger.
Hi all,
This is our 3rd year of decorating our house. We have roughly 15,000 on display.
Merry Christmas to everyone!……………from Julie in Tasmania.

First year in our 1865 farmhouse in St. Georges Delaware. I will be attending the 2005 Planet Christmas Symposium in Tennessee next year so I can improve my display of next year.

Santa Claus has come into town, He has landed his sleigh on our rooftop today, our snowman-lined driveway helped to guide his way. Through shooting stars, and arches that glow, the nativity scene is all set for the show. With animated windows, and a train full of toys, Santa is here to see all the girls and boys. He’ll pass out candy canes to those that are nice, while those who are not had better think twice! The sky is filled with music, and loud HO!, HO!, HO’s!!, So come see us tonight, and enjoy the show. Merry Christmas to all!
Thanks, Curt and Rene Miller

I have been adding on to our home’s light display for the past few years. This year I have a little over 50,000 lights and for the first time have started dabbling in computer controlled displays. We have a number of static display (A couple of blowups, a Polar Bear with its bottle of Coke, A family of deer drinking at a pond of blue lights, Santa’s sleigh and 3 reindeer, A skating Santa, and a Ginger Bread house). I have 23 trees wrapped with over 15,000 lights. My center pieces are a flowing waterfall feeding a stream and a pond. And a 14 foot Christmas Tree that changes colors every 6 seconds. Here is a link to another Christmas site that has more of my photo’s posted.

http://computerchristmas.com/?link=photos&PhotoOwner=frhodes&PhotoCat=84

Frank & Angie Rhodes Cedar Park, Texas

The Bosses of Charlevoix, MI.
Bill Rhoten- Kingsport, TN. This year only 116 blowmolds and 2,600 lights. (This is our 1st Christmas in this house next year I’ll throw the whole 25,000 and the rest of the blowmolds at them!) I also have a Ramsey FM 100 and a 6ft. mechanical Santa from the 60’s.
This years display contains 32,850 lights. The megatree is 39′ tall to the top of the star. I have maxed out my 6-20amp dedicated circuits and had to use one other outside outlet. All displays except the reindeer are hand made. The reindeer was bought as a non-working floor model and I restrung the lights on it. http://www.cloud9tours.com/Christmas

Charles Edwards

Cloud 9 Tours

www.cloud9tours.com

Mousseau and Roy Display 2004
Located in Hudson,NH. This is our 3rd year lighting our home with thousands of lights
We have 128,000 lights for the 2004 lighting season. We have also added 200 more amps of power. 96 computer controlled channels . 32 mini trees. 6400 light mega tree. Several new wire frames were also added this year. You can see more photos and info at www.hudsonchristmas.com
From Whakatane in New Zealand, this is one section of our display which, for the second year now, is based on an Elves Theme. About 30 to 40% of the display is taken out each year and replaced with something new. We have been using a computer controlled system and for the past two years have gone just over 15,000 lights. With over 80 channels being controlled, there is always something happening in the way of animation, and not just turning lights on and off. The Toy Factory and Elves’ Sleigh alone, uses over 20 circuits.
Seasons Greetings to All from Don and Jacquie

We have been decorating our residence for over 12 years and we are up to 25,000 lights. The display is all static with multiple figurines, a

nativity scene, and a huge 13 foot Christmas tree and much more. We also have a website at HYPERLINK

http://www.floridachristmasdisplay.com/xmas.htm

Roger & Janette Jones Claremore, Oklahoma we add something new every year.
Kathy Byrd, Louisiana

This is our finished effort for 2004. We came 2nd in our local town Christmas lights competition. Thank you for posting our pictures. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. See you all next year.
Regards Den and Christine

Home of Lewis Bartholomew and James Derry in Courtenay, BC. To celebrate my immigrating to Canada, we chose as this year’s theme: AN ARTIC CHRISTMAS. This photo shows a part of the front lawn with our polar bears surrounded by blue “water”. Above the bears we used “white” LED lights which glow a nice periwinkle blue and some regular C9 blue lights. All our dogwood trees are draped in orange and copper lights, the rhododendrons and berry bushes along the front of the house are in pinks, greens and whites. Across the roof line we used teal, dark blue and purple C9 bulbs. Our tall maple trees were spotlighted with green, red and blue spotlights into the branches to give that added Northern Lights look. The theme continues up our side driveway and to the back yard. We were able to find lights in every colour of the spectrum which also represents the diversity of my new home in Canada. A large 25 foot Spruce “traditional” Christmas tree is all lit up at the edge of the lawn at the street which can be seen for 1/2 Km down the road.
Merry Christmas from the Parcell family of Geneva, IL. Our display has almost 50,000 lights and is controlled using Animated Lighting controllers. We feature a virtual Santa and the Polar Bear Cafe. Please visit our web site at: www.twasthenightbefore.com
Als Anlage ein paar Bilder von Lichterhäusern in unserer Gegend:

You’ll find pictures from Xmas-Houses in Germany and France.

thank you, best regards

greetings vom germany

Engelbert

This is a picture of our Christmas decorations in Burbank, California.

The picture did not do any justice to how the decorations really look. We had been decorating for four years now and won three years in a row in Burbank Christmas decoration contest. This is a lot of work but worth all the time and effort when we see the sparkle in the eyes of the onlookers.

Daniel, Aurora, Monique, Bianca, Gerard and Summer Garoian.

Brian & Jenn Mussato have brought their whole display of 25,000 lights and lawn ornaments from North Delta, BC to Aldergrove, BC. This is our third big year, it just keeps getting bigger and better!!!
Hi, my name is Orest Malczewsky and I live in North Tonawanda, NY (near Niagara Falls). This is my display this year, and it just keeps on getting bigger. I’ve never really taken the time to count all my lights, I’ve just lived by the standard that once a breaker trips, it’s time to move on to the next one. Merry Christmas to all!
This is our first year submitting a picture of our new house decorated with 24,000 lights, including blowups and blow molds. In this picture you are not able to see our side and back yard but they are also decorated. My husband and I have been putting up lights for 15 years now and look forward to getting into computerized lights in 2005. We live in LaVista Nebraska and we entered a Griswold lighting contest this year but lost to the brother in law! No more advise for him!. Happy Holidays!
Marc and Deb Hansen
This is Sal, Grace and Stacy Bisignano’s Christmas display in Jackson, NJ. This display made the front page of the Jackson Times, a local weekly newspaper. The display consists of various inflatables, projectors, blowmolds, and multiple lighted lawn figures.
Our home in Fayetteville, TN hosts 20,000 lights this yeaar complete with LOR and radio transimitter. We have had very POSITIVE reaction from the community and have been featured in our local paper! Happy Holidays From Our Family to Yours. Hope to see you at PLUS2005.
Lucci family in Paisley, FL approx 1200 lights, reindeer, Santa, snowmen and 100 candy canes. Our house is known as the candy cane house.
The Buza Family – Binghamton, New York

Here are three different pictures of our 2004 light display. Over 20,000 lights this car stopper has a seven speaker surround sound home theater system pumping out the sounds of The Mark Buza Orchestra and their CD “Because it’s Christmas”. If it’s too cold outside the onlookers can turn their car stereos to 95.5FM and listen to it in the comfort of their vehicle. It’s all about attention to detail. We love to take the commercial and store bought lights and add our own customization to them. Those reindeer on the deck really do fly up and down thanks to a homemade motorized system. Santa Claus always makes a stop on Christmas Eve and gives out candy canes and listens to last minute gift requests. This is our gift to the community. May you have a Blessed Christmas and we’ll see you next year.

Here is my light display from Canfield, Ohio. I am 21 and have been doing this display for about 8 years. Each year me and my neighbor have a contest between the two of us to see who can make the best display.
We are from Ljungsbro in Sweden and it is our third year of Christmas light decoration. This year we are using around 6.500 lights and we are adding more each year.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Lindbeck family
Greetings from Ingleside, IL. This is the 5th year I have put up lights. This year I have 14,200 mini lights and 150 C7 lights, controlled by five Intermatic timers. Total amps is roughly 43.

Thanks,

Tom, Julie, Taylor, & Tommy

The Slover House in Crosby Texas Wish Everyone A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Hello Planet Christmas:

C9 Lights 30 ft in the air, 72 lighted driveway candy canes lots of animated figures, rope light bells and an 8 ft tree both made from # 3 rebar make this house in Hudson NY a local attraction with many cars stopping by and driving in to see the displays during the Christmas Season.

Paul S,

Hudson NY

Jon and Wendy Fiedler, Ellicott City, MD
This is the Scalisi’s display. Formerly from Jackson NJ, now living in beautiful sunny Gilbert, Arizona. We have a 20′ animated train and a 20′ animated horse and carriage. We also have a 20′ Merry Christmas Candy Cane arch, and a 20′ Happy Holiday sign. We have thousands of lights and 1000 feet of rope lights. An animated bell, Life size nativity scene, Mr. & Mrs. Claus, Frosty, Santa, and Rudolph blowmolds, 50 soldiers, carolers, skaters, and many many more wire figures including the misfits, 3D fading star, moving angels, A waving Santa, moving deer, and an oversize present. On weekends Santa Claus makes a special appearance handing out candy canes to all the children young and old. We truly love Christmas, and the joy it brings to many people for this holiday season. Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year !!!!! Mary Lynn and Vinny Scalisi and family.
I would be honor, as I hope to add every year.

Auburn, WA. Don Isaacs

HI THIS IS MATT FROM RICHMOND VA WE HAVE 21,000 LIGHTS AND WE HAVE BEEN DOING THIS FOR 6YRS AND PLAN ON LOT MORE LIGHTS TO COME.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!
Seasons Greetings from The Cielo’s of Covington Wa.
This is my first year to decorate the house since it’s practically brand new. the theme is Walking into Winter Wonderland our display includes 1500+ pieces of blue and white lights, 2 inflatable snowman, 4 metallic snowman, plastic lighted arches, angel, poles, snowflakes and Christmas tree, 5 blue flood lights illuminating the whole house, one strobe light placed on top of the Christmas tree giving that sparkling effect that will catch the attention of passerby’s and a animated projector focused on the biggest snowman inflatable making use of it as a white screen and another regular projector used indoor. I expect to continue on with the theme and make it even better for next year. till then.
for more pictures visit www.seasonalfrontyard.tk it also includes my Halloween display.
Hi all you Christmas enthusiasts! My name is Don Hill and my display is in Denver Colorado. My friend Keith and I have been participating in the Holiday Lights display for six years and each year the display gets bigger and bigger. This year we expanded into the back yard because we ran out of room and my wife Chris even got involved. We have over 50,000 lights, all mini. We gave away the bigger ones because they pull too much power. We have several themes going on here, separated by candy cane lanes. We have the Santa scene, the train and church scene and the Nativity featured in the center of the yard. In the back yard we have an old mining town. We use rope lights and inflatables and wooden hand painted figures. The lights on the house are controlled by music. Next year we plan to go totally computerized. Thanks to Chuck Smith.

Today we got a card saying that we had won the Denver light display for 2004. Kind of exciting, huh? Happy Holidays to you all. Every display shown is awesome!

Don & Chris Hill

Located in Northbridge, MA. This is out 6th year of putting lights up, 2nd year at this house. We have 85,000 lights. There are 128 Channels of computer control, 5200 light mega tree, 75 3’ mini trees, and over 70 plywood cutouts, and 30 blowmolds. We also added 10 different wireframes this year.

Check out our website at www.lr-lighting.com

Rich and Leslie Arsenault

Our diner in the Netherlands!! It’s getting nicer every year!

Vincent en Esther Postma

We have 7 inflatables, 20,000 lights 28 wireframes, many homemade, 2 giant Nutcrackers guard the garage, and about 40 blowmolds are spread around. We also feature a low power FM station which plays music and announcements. This is the first year we took a collection. Our charity was “ A soldiers wish list”. They are a local organization which take soldiers wishes for different items and try to send them that gift. We raised about $800.00 this year.. Thanks to everyone at Planet Christmas for their inspiration.

Laurie, Marshall, and Kyle Rice, Troy, IL

Located in Yuma, Arizona, the house of Butch & Kim Koretz. This years display had over 70,000 mini lights and six controllers from Design Specialty that made the display change four different colors. We also had over 20 wire frames and 9 inflatables, plus over 1000′ of rope light to make up the display.
Merry Christmas
The Koretz Family
We start putting up our lights before Thanksgiving. Every year we try to add a bit more. My husband has installed a separate electrical panel to run our Christmas lights. He tells me we are pulling 188 amps. The lights are controlled by a master timer and they ALL go on at once…and the neighborhood dims! We live on a corner and decorate three sides of our home as well as the median in front of our home. We even have a few displays in the backyard. We are in Titusville, Florida. Our display has been chosen as one of the ten finalists for a display contest on WESH television here in central Florida. The winner to be announced 1/1/05. We wish ALL a very Merry and well lit Christmas. Jack and Donna Lotts
34Ft Candy cane

6x9Ft Helicopter

Candycane and front yard all on 8 channel controller for constant strobe lighting.

Three weeks to build – 16000 lights – 200 man-hours to assemble.

My name is Cory Waite i am 16 (as of 2004) and this was my second year of doing a major Christmas Display. This year I was brought into the computer world of Christmas Lighting. My display is Located in Bakersfield, California. Estimated 5,000 lights up this year. Next year expected around 10,000.

For more photos/videos and Information visit: http://holidastic.net.tc

Hi and Happy Holidays…I am a first timer with submitting a picture, but have been enjoying all the other ones for some time. I am going for a Victorian/Winter Wonderland feel in my front yard. I have been adding every year for about 10 years. I have 6 lamp posts coming up the center of my lawn, a one horse open sleigh in the middle, with an arbor with a 6 1/2 ft. twig tree under it and 4 hanging snowflakes. A small pond to the left with 3 deer’s and 6 different trees around it. Also there are 3 10 foot light strand trees done in 1 green and 2 red. Already have bought some items for 2005 so hopefully I will be back again next year. Jean Johnsen
Here are some photos of my parents house in Woodway, Texas. We have won the Woodway Christmas Decorating contest the last three years in a row. All of our lighted animated displays were made by me and my dad. They are out of plywood with holes drilled and lights inserted. The Santa going up the roof was the first animated project we did. It is tethered between our chimney and a tree in the yard. The last Santa in the sequence is going down the chimney. This year we added the North Pole around the driveway and a fader to the large Christmas tree behind Santa and Mrs. Claus. Plus, a train that is not pictured. We built the US flag, the ribbon on the tree and the toy soldier after 9/11. We have been featured on local newscasts and also in the Waco Tribune Herald on December 26, this year. We have just over 40,000 lights in the display. The trees in the front yard are covered in 3000 green mini lights. Thanks,
The Chapmans
Hi! Big John House in Cincinnati Ohio out in Bridgetown. I have close to 17000 lights this year. I won Local 12 TV 12 light of Christmas for the first time. I like your web site. Happy New Year to all !

This is our 2004 Christmas display in Parker, Co. As usual is a work in progress. The big attraction is the Ferris wheel as I didn’t redo the carousel in time to put out this year. Have already done the post Christmas critique and mapped out changes for next year and have started on those.
Ken Knighton

This is my house in Washington, DC. There are over 5,000 lights here that changes from color to white every 3 mins. My father and I started this tradition in 1978 and after his death in 2002, I decided to keep his legacy going.

Thanks PlantChristmas.

Tyrone Bowie

Washington DC

Greetings! From Mike and Noel Gabrielli of long Island, Ny. This year was our first year going crazy on decorating. It is also our first year in this house. We kind of ran short on time, and my wife and I only had 5 days to do all this. We still have cases of lights we didn’t get to use. Oh, well!! Although you can’t see them in this picture, we have 10 inflatables, as well as 22,000 lights displayed. We purchased one controller for our animated light show, where the lights around our windows, garage doors, front door, and our 20 arbor vities dance to music in 6 different colors. To run all of this, we have used over 2500 feet of extension cords.

Next year will be the big year, and we will be starting much sooner! (Right after Halloween). We will be adding more lights, shows, different kinds of music, atleast 3 more controllers, and hopefully adding some homemade displays. We are also adding an FM transmitter (a low powered radio station). We’re even thinking of having a Santa (my wife says it should be me-big smile)!.

We both wish everyone a happy holiday and New Year, and we hope you enjoyed our pictures as much as we’ve enjoyed yours. See you next year!

OK Chuck! Because it’s my first time in many, many eons. I got sick of not being able to decorate. being in apartments for long periods of time wears on a person like myself. this was my first year to try again, haven’t been able to do it due to constraints of space and lack of outdoors. i still don’t have the outdoors like i would really enjoy but this is a start. who says i can’t decorate my balcony. it’s small so it’ll be easier to make it the way i want it if the years treat me well. 2004 was just a basic display more or less feeling out the vibes. many liked it, some wanted more. well I also assume that because of this ‘test drive’ I’m hoping to see more enthused people at this complex in the 2005 season. of course I’ll have more up and there’ll be some geometry to it instead of just laying across the wires and having a basic ensemble. I’m also hoping to include some palms in this deal. I’m hoping to double or triple the lights and action (include 3 more trees: one larger pine and two palms) and have a symmetry happening.
we’ll see. I’ll shut up now. I’m also thinking of putting these up on a future site (all about my balcony) since my balcony is a topic at a local site in town about habitat and the development happening in the area. (i got a great view of some construction and my balcony has been known to be a tropical paradise in the summer :D)
NOW I’ll shut up.
Karla Toba from Tijuana, Mexico
Here is my Version of the lighted Candy Cane
Greetings! From Mike and Noel Gabrielli of long Island, NY. This year was our first year going crazy on decorating. It is also our first year in this house. We kind of ran short on time, and my wife and I only had 5 days to do all this. We still have cases of lights we didn’t get to use. Oh, well!! Although you can’t see them in this picture, we have 10 inflatables, as well as 22,000 lights displayed. We purchased one controller for our animated light show, where the lights around our windows, garage doors, front door, and our 20 arbor vities dance to music in 6 different colors. To run all of this, we have used over 2500 feet of extension cords. Next year will be the big year, and we will be starting much sooner! (Right after Halloween). We will be adding more lights, shows, different kinds of music, at least 3 more controllers, and hopefully adding some homemade displays. We are also adding an FM transmitter (a low powered radio station). We’re even thinking of having a Santa (my wife says it should be me-big smile)!. We both wish everyone a happy holiday and New Year, and we hope you enjoyed our pictures as much as we’ve enjoyed yours. See you next year!

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