Goodbye, Ryan’s Christmas Lights 2014…Hello 2015!

The final night of Ryan’s Christmas Lights 2014 has just come to an end. So sad. But it isn’t forever – there are only 11 months until December comes around once again!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this year’s Christmas light display however you saw it – in person, online, or otherwise.

With 2015 now just 90 minutes away here in South Australia, I’d like to wish everyone a safe and happy new year!

This is Ryan’s Christmas Lights 2014, signing off.

Two sleeps until lights on for 2014

December 1st is just around the corner – at the opposite end of this weekend in fact! That’s a good time for an update, don’t you think?

The majority of the display has now been installed but there is still some elements to put out. There will be be a final rush to get those last few things out and ready in time for this Monday, but launch night will stay where it is, December 1st at 8:30 pm … at least providing there is no unexpected rain or stormy weather that day! Until then, why check out the 2014 photo gallery – there’s a sneaky peak look the brand new mega tree star topper.

Setup underway, why the lack of website updates?

There has been uncertainty over whether there would be a Christmas display this year, which is why there have been no updates to the website news until now. An incident occurred earlier this year, which led to questions of whether it was worth continuing doing a Christmas lights display. There will be a display, but read on for details on the incident.

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One week until Switch On

Well, the days are counting away as December 1 approaches. This time next week, there will be light! At least that is the plan.

Most of the display has been installed, with the testing soon to follow. Not all is finished with the set up stage, however, as some of the new light additions this year ended up being too short. Longer ones are on the way, but the big question is will they arrive in time for December 1st? Time will tell!

Once weather forecasts for December 1st become available, if they suggest a wet start to December then a further blog post will be made. Rain will inevitably delay the initial light up of the display for safety reasons – water and power don’t mix.

The roll out begins for 2012

It is now more than half way through October and the display is now in the process of being installed. Controllers were reassembled at the start of the month but the focus is now on the placement of actual decorations.

You can follow the progress by keeping an eye on this blog as well as the recently activated 2012 photo gallery, containing a growing number of setup photos. Can you work out what the new lights may be for or what they do different to past lights?

Full Steam Ahead

It is now full steam ahead with the display set up. All roof lights have been installed as of today, and there is a change here! What is the change? You’ll have to keep an eye on the 2011 photo gallery page for addition of new photos in coming days.

As in other years, the scheduled light up time will be at 8:30 pm on December 1. This will not occur if there are strong winds or wet weather present. Unlike previous years, there will be no official launch song.

And so it begins…

As of today the 2011 Christmas display is being gradually set up. The mains-power 240V AC controllers have been installed while the new 24V DC controllers are almost completed. They should be installed by the weekend along with the DC controllers which were introduced last year.

A 2011 gallery page is now available, this year using a different page design. Let me know your comments on the new style of gallery. Former years continue to use an older design.