I would like to take this time and welcome you to Christmas Lights In Motion.
We have been doing a musical light display since 2007. The picture on the left was taken during our 2009 musical light display.
Static Display For Many Years
For many years my family and I have put up a static display for all to enjoy, and people of all ages have come by and viewed the display over the years. We reach a high peak of 6,000 lights while doing a static display.
We too have enjoyed our own display and we are very glad to have our own house where we can put up lights even if our decorating may seem extreme at times. lol It is an honour to be able to put up lights for folks to view and enjoy, but I will admit it can be a bit of a challenge at times.
Oh, but the smile it brings on the faces of those looking at the display is priceless and worth every headache.
Hard Decision To Make
In 2007 we went from static display to a musical display. It was a hard decision to make, but I made the decision. I know that switching from a static display to a musical display may have been disappointing to some viewers , but I hope we see you once again.
Computerized Christmas Display
In 2007 we had a musical display, but it was not a computerized musical display. I like to call 2007 a "stepping stone" to computerization. In 2007 I used "Mr Christmas Sights And Sounds Of Christmas" to run my display. This was a test to see how people would respond to "flashing lights with midi music"..........well it was a 50% for staying static and 50% for going computerized. That was out of 20 viewers that made a comment on static or computerized.
So here is what I did for 2008, I left the lights on the house burning steady, and I went out and bought 48 channels (3 professional controllers), the software and did some sequences. I had the porch and front yard lights dancing to music...........it was a hit for the most part.
In 2009 I left the lights on the house burning steady once again, but this time I bought 7 more professional controllers for a total of 12 controllers or 192 channels. It was sort of a hit, but because of a snow storm on The Village Customer Appreciation Day, and -46.2c for about 3 days in December, then highs a of -30c for another 4 days , well for 7 days not one car came by, nor did any people walk to view the display.
Nonetheless, once it warmed up a bit the cars and those walking came by once again to view the display and it continued until Christmas night.
Thorsby is about one hour from Edmonton and so I get no viewers from Edmonton, so my main viewers are mostly from Thorsby which has about 950 people. So yes I run a computerized Christmas display in a small Village.............and I am very glad to be able to do this for the people of Thorsby.
Hours Of Operation
Lights come on December 1st
Monday-Thursday, Sunday from 6:00pm-9:00pm Friday-Saturday from 6:00pm-10:00pm Christmas Eve from 5:00pm-Midnight Christmas Day from 5:00pm-Midnight On New Years Day the display may come down The display may be closed anytime after December 26 but for sure by January 2nd. Then re-open in December of the New Year.