The weather is not cooperating as far as getting the lights off the house and getting the mega tree pole down. Won’t be too long though before it’s a distant memory until we begin planning for this year (probably in July).
We have had a couple of issues with the show this first week, but it looks like they are almost all worked out.
We’re looking forward to a great season this year. Hope you get a chance to come out and see the display. Be sure to leave a comment here or on our facebook page. Have a Happy Holiday! FYI- there is a link to a map on the ABOUT THE DISPLAY page.
New to the display this year will be an RGB mini mega tree! This tree will be made up of 600 RGB pixel nodes. These nodes are similar to what is used on the changing signs you see on the highway nowadays. There are so many possibilities with the RGB pixels it is mind boggling! Each pixel is capable of producing thousands of different colors. Add that with available tools to help with programming, and what you have is one amazing looking prop! We were running nearly 300 channels last year, this year there will be more than 2,000! Many more LED’s have been added this year, which brings us to over 60% LED.
Setup is scheduled to begin in less than a month, with the official turn on scheduled for Sunday, November 25 (though I’m hoping it will be earlier).
There are a couple of other surprises planned for this year, so keep checking back to see what’s on the horizon.
Forgot to put anything on the site this year about the facebook page! If you get a chance, check it out and say hello! Merry Christamas to everyone that’s come out this year.
Amazing what publicity on a local news program will do for traffic volume!
The show’s been running fine for a few days now, traffic hasn’t been anything significant, but it rarely is the first week. One of our local TV stations has scheduled a visit for this weekend which I’m sure is going to have a significant impact on cars coming in and going out of the neighborhood!
Getting ready for tonight’s grand illumination.
Here’s a shot of the front door this season.
All lights are running, have to get the songs setup in the show as I haven’t been able to get all the songs from last year sequenced yet.
By far the one thing that is most difficult throughout the entire process is keeping up with the leaves.
Here’s a shot of the yard immediately after blowing the yard and bagging about 6 bags of leaves.
Not much point in trying to get them all as the oak tree starts dropping them again as quick as we can pick them up.
Will take another pic tomorrow before picking them up again.
This thing is incredibly bright!