I have been an extreme Christmas display decorator since 2001. Attending PLUS 2005, 2007 and the coming Plus 2009 have been (& will be) an invaluable decorating tool.
My education and experience background is in business management and finance. From time to time, when work begins to wear me down, I can turn to Christmas lights for a great diversion (hobby) and challenging break.
The PlanetChristmas community has been a very good experience for me to get to know fellow enthusiasts. I hosted the most recent So. California Mini Plus in the summer of 2008. This allowed me to make more local contacts and get some creative ideas.
Christmas Lights / Travel
About my display
MUSIC, MOTION, AND MERRIMENT - - Newport Beach, California is home of the annual "Christmas Boat Parade", known as one of the ten best Christmas viewing events in the country. This award-winning house, located on Balboa Island in the middle of the Newport Harbor, is viewed by thousands of visitors who came by car, by foot, and by boat!
No wonder so many people stop to gaze at the lighted wonderland. There is animated action galore. While Christmas carols play in the background, "snow" drifts from the rooftop dispensed from a manufactured snow machine. On the rooftop, Santa waves from a chopper with rotating blades and a gingerbread man jumps on a lighted trampoline. Lighted wheels rotate on a choo-choo train; a tin soldier drums his drums; a snowman tips his hat; a gyrating Santa Claus dances; and even an illuminated Hula Dancer' wiggles back and forth!
The house is anchored on one side by an eye-stopping 25 foot green blinking Christmas tree. On the other side the eight foot wid