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

    30 Years of Tips and Tricks

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    August 2015. Decorating has begun!

    Cheekwood Botanical Gardens in Nashville, Tennessee has begun decorating for Christmas 2015.  What makes it a bit unusual is when…

    LED really means so much light for so little power.

    LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) represent the newest breakthrough in lighting technology. LEDs are a low-maintenance, energy efficient solution for anyone…

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    I was looking at a comparison of LED based 5mm Christmas lights recently.  One string was made in 2010, another…

    Looking for the forums?

    The forums are still here… though they’ve been moved.  Change your browser shortcut to forums.planetchristmas.com

    Take me to the forums!

    What are the PlanetChristmas forums?  It’s where the decorating community gathers to trade ideas, offer help and do a bit of showing off.  Come join us.  Click the button above.

      March 26, 2018

      Haunt Show 2018

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      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…
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      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