Photographing your Christmas display… it’s not easy.

    Tis the season to be jolly! The season of lights – from Christmas trees to Hanukah candles to decorative house…

    Imagine building a Christmas train for your display!

    by Mike Shimko Nothing can beat step by step pictures and instructions. Here goes! 1 Begin with the Railroad Crossing.…

    Decorate your outdoor train layout

    Have a garden railway (think outdoor electric trains)?  Decorate it for the holiday season. We did some digging and found…

    Moving to DMX technology in your shows has potential

    From the Spring 2009 edition of PlanetChristmas magazine.  By Charles Belcher When each of us purchased our favorite software and…

    PlanetChristmas Magazine for Fall 2014

    Better than ever before, the new and improved Fall 2014 issue of PlanetChristmas magazine has hit the streets!  Here’s a…

    Live performances by adding a few unpredictable humans to the show.

    An over-the-top computerized display is really a very controlled environment.  Music is carefully choreographed to the lights and no light…

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      March 26, 2018

      Haunt Show 2018

      It was a dark and stormy night in St. Louis for the March 2018 haunting.  Really it’s the annual tradeshow…
      July 7, 2017

      30 Years of Tips and Tricks

      If you attended a class called ’30 Years of Tips and Tricks’ at Christmas Expo 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas,…
      March 5, 2017

      No loud music but instead think about your own radio station.

      It’s cold and you’re stuck in the car with all of the windows rolled up, looking at the thousands of…
      March 10, 2017

      The Dirty Little Secret. Pixels are Power Hogs.

      Pixel trees.  Good gosh they’re amazing to watch.  They make a show ‘pop’ and get people talking. But… I built…

      Until Christmas

      (the most magical day of the year)

      Until the Reveal

      (typically just after Thanksgiving)

      Now this is a light show!

       

      What an Outdoor Display!

      Silent Monks Singing