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.…

    Wire sizing… too small and you start a fire.

    If you have any questions or concerns at all about electricity, please consult a licensed electrician. You’ve got a zillion…

    Off-the-shelf solutions for great light shows with music.

    Ready to computerize your display but don’t want the hassle of building your own control hardware or software? There are…

    Trial underway for family sued over Christmas display

    A Plantation, Florida woman took the stand to defend her family’s right to put up a massive Christmas display at…

    How much power are you going to need and can you ever have too much?

    You’ve got thousands of Christmas lights yet you have no idea how many can be plugged into a typical wall…

    Ornaments make all the difference in your display.

    Christmas ornaments are decorations (usually made of glass, metal, wood or ceramics) that are used to festoon a Christmas tree.…

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      March 5, 2017

      Ready to make those lights dance to the music. Think about sequencing.

      So… you just bought all that fancy hardware to flash the lights to the music? or… You have a talent…
      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

      Blow Molds. Love them. Fix them. Display them.

      A special thanks to Carrie Sansing for this article.  She’s the blow mold queen! I’m seriously addicted to blow molds.…

      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