Happy New Year! It is 2018, and that means that is the end of Ryan’s Christmas Lights for 2017. Boo! I hope you have had a chance to come by and see the show, but if not there will be videos!
Videos of the display are currently being edited, so these are still a little while away before being uploaded to ryanschristmaslights.com/videos/#2017. I will post another update when they are ready to watch.
Merry Christmas to you all, I hope the day was a great one. Although Christmas is almost over, the lights display will continue running from 8:30 to 10:30 pm until December 31. Videos now need to be captured and will hopefully begin to be uploaded before New Years Eve!
After an extended delay, the new display addition to the show is finally installed and working! What is this addition you ask? Now there are colour changing icicles along the length of the house, and they work nicely with last year’s new roof border!
You can see the new icicles for yourself between 8:30 pm and 10:30 pm nightly until December 31. Or stay tuned to facebook.com/RyansChristmasLights/ for a teaser video Thursday evening.
It has been quiet lately, but fear not Ryan’s Christmas Lights has not gone anywhere! Setup is well on the way for 2017 for a planned start of December 2nd (Saturday) from 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Why the 2nd? Weather forecasts predict heavy rain for December 1st.
This year there will be a new song, and a new lighting addition along the front of the house (although there is still a bit to do to have this ready).
Happy New Year everyone! Ryan’s Christmas Lights 2016 has now finished and planning begins for 2017.
All of the 2016 videos are now online and available to watch, in particular the new 2016 song, a 4-song Christmas Medley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drv9yqdfAzo
Due to predicted heavy rains that will last a few days, there is a high probability that the light display will have to be switched off for the next 2-3 nights. At this stage the rain should clear before Thursday night’s show and the lights will continue to run until New Year’s Eve on the nights where rain is not present.
There is a chance that the display may be able to run for at least part of tonight (Monday night) – it just depends on how soon the wet weather moves in.
First and most importantly Merry Christmas to you all! I hope the day has been a great one. The light display will continue to run from 8:30 to 10:30 pm until New Years Eve – unless it rains – so there is still time to come past if you haven’t had the chance.
Secondly, I have now published five videos of this year’s Christmas light display. There are three more videos to come before the year is over, including a new song!
Good news! The first video of the year has now been published online for your viewing pleasure. Check out the 2016 videos page if you’d like to watch it.
Regarding tonight’s show please note the big santa, sleigh and a small amount of miscellaneous lighting will not be switched on tonight due to the weather conditions and chance of heavy rain. They should be back tomorrow night :).
Ryan’s Christmas Lights 2016 launched as planned last night, December 1, and the new roof border using digital lighting technology worked perfectly – phew! There were a few small hiccups with some other older lights that needs fixing over the next few days, but that won’t stop the display lighting up the neighourhood 8:30 – 10:30 pm nightly until the end of the month (weather permitting).
With less than a week to go until December 1, I have now reached the testing stage for some parts of the display. This evening a new colour-changing roof border was tested successfully and should be ready for switch on next month. This is quite a relief as the roof border, which is made of a different type of lighting, didn’t make it into last year’s display due to equipment failure.
There is still quite a bit to install before the display can light up, so setup will definitely continue tomorrow. Early weather forecasts look promising for a Thursday December 1st launch!