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When do you start turning on your display?

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Everyone has their own pref.

I won't be set up by the 15th but plan to be ready and running on the 26th, the day after Thanksgiving.

Some start earlier, some start later.

Edit: Of course I'll be testing prior to the 26th so the neighbors get a sneekpeek as I set up. Nothing like a little teaser to make their mouth water. :)

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I'm kind of traditional, so I think anything before Thanksgiving is a little too early. Due to family commitments and to give myself a little more breathing room, I moved our date back to Dec 1st a few years ago, and that's what I plan to use again this year.

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I like the first of Dec, but its middle of the week this year, so I'm thinking turn on all my multi-colors only statically Last Friday in Nov and have the offical "we're live" Dec 3.

-jim

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I have to say that anything before Thanksgiving is too early. Thanksgiving has become the official beginning of the holiday season. I always try to light up Thanksgiving night, but haven't made that deadline in the last 3 years. But I will keep trying.

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I'm kind of traditional, so I think anything before Thanksgiving is a little too early. Due to family commitments and to give myself a little more breathing room, I moved our date back to Dec 1st a few years ago, and that's what I plan to use again this year.

first weekend in Dec, but I also run till Jan 8th.

These are men of reason... Thats how I roll...:D

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Actually there is a fellow here in Edmonton Alberta that turns his lights on on November 1st. 200,000 or 300,000 lights and the city gave him his own personal transformer.

He gets a boat load load of viewers each night & he runs a Static display. Plus has money to buy some extravagant lawn decorations .

However I may turn the lights on November 29th or wait until December 1st.

Who knows maybe Ontario will charge (fine) you for turning your lights on to early. lol Now if you lived here in Alberta you may want to wait until December 1st because after the lights go out you may need to plug your car(s) in and that's what takes up the power. For me, the lights are cheap to run but plugging in 3 cars takes a toll on the power bill.

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We turn them on at 5:00 PM Thanksgiving night. 5:00 PM is dark here that time of year. I put up all of the "old" stuff first and my plans allow "new" display elements to be put up through Thanksgiving weekend.

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Thanksgiving night. We host the big family dinner at our house every year and after dinner the whole family goes out to watch the lights run for the first time of the season. After that we just let them continue to run on the schedule.

-Pat

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you may need to plug your car(s) in and that's what takes up the power. For me, the lights are cheap to run but plugging in 3 cars takes a toll on the power bill.

Do they not make LED cars that take less power? J/K :)

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I started putting the lights on the roof in September then to the ground elements. I have everything wrapped in black plastic so it is not visible what the coro figures are. All you can see are my arches mini trees and mega tree at this point. Almost done building my extension cords. I will do a test run in a week or so to make sure all is working and I like how it is looking. It will run from Thanksgiving until Newyears day and then all comes down. That takes about three days.

Terry

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I've got a "bah, humbug" brother-in-law; his sister (my wife) wants him and his family (who has to put up with that) to experience the light show for Thanksgiving day; I shoot for the weekend before Thanksgiving so I have some burn-in time and a chance to fix anything that stops working by the bird day. He also hates turkey, so my wife usually cooks a ham as well. The dinner is traditionally at our house, since we have the most room for it.

The neighbors get upset with me when I shut it down second week of January. It gets taken down after that depending on weather.

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Well I live in northern Ontario, so Thanksgiving for us was Oct.11 so I know that was way too early. So it seems pretty unanonymous that the end of November seems to be the time to start turning them on so maybe I will wait until then as well. As for Lightzilla I have to agree I would not be surprised if I had to pay a fee to our pathetic Provincial Government to start turning on my lights. Also I also have to agree about the block heaters only way to combat that is a heated garage lol. Anyway 99% of my lights are LED so it’s not as bad on the electric bill.

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It is Thanksgiving night here. All my neighbors have their families over for dinner, then they all meet up in front of my house around 7 with hot chocolate and cookies and wait for me to turn on the lights..even if I am not ready. LOL Take down is Jan 2.

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We start the day after Thanksgiving, and run through December 30th. We do this to avoid "mixing" the holidays of Thanksgiving and New Years Eve.

I commence take down December 31st, weather permitting...

Greg

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We start the day after Thanksgiving, and run through December 30th. We do this to avoid "mixing" the holidays of Thanksgiving and New Years Eve.

I commence take down December 31st, weather permitting...

Greg

Greg, I also start the day after Thanksgiving (except for a half hour show on Thanksgiving night for my family. Last year I put the show back on on New Year's Eve because I was surprised how many people showed up to watch it.

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