PARA HILLS BRASS BAND once again will visit Ryan’s Christmas Lights. This is scheduled for Friday this week, 23 December, between 8:30 pm and about 9:30 pm, with a 10 minute break in the middle. Here, a number of popular Christmas-themed tunes will be played. In detail, they include:
- The First Noel
- Silent Night
- Joy to the World
- Good King Wenceslas
- Jingle Bells
- Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
- Santa Claus is Coming to Town
- Hark the Herald Angels Sing
- Away in a Manger
- Deck the Halls
- We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Afterward, the regular synchronised Christmas light show will start (at around 9:30 pm) and run until the normal finish time of 10:30 pm.
As a reminder, as we get closer to Christmas Day, both foot and vehicle traffic increase. Please take care while driving in the area and crossing the road.
A couple of daytime and night-time photos have been uploaded showing the 2022 display. Videos of three songs have also been uploaded.
This year’s new song is an up-tempo rendition of Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.
Ryan’s Christmas Lights returns for 2022 with a small amount of physical changes and also a new song. The changes relate to some new additions of mini trees and miniature leaping arches to the garden. This year’s new song is and upbeat version of Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.
The first show will be December 3rd, and then nightly between 8:30 and 10:30 pm (unless raining).
Hope you’re all having a great Christmas Day.
PS: 2021 videos of some of the songs have been uploaded to YouTube. You can also watch them via this site’s videos page. Little Drummer Boy is this year’s new song.
PARA HILLS BRASS BAND will visit Ryan’s Christmas Lights 2021 for a local carols evening tomorrow (23 December) between 8:30 pm and about 9:15 pm. They will play through a number of popular carols such as ANGELS WE HAVE ON HIGH, JINGLE BELLS and SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN, just to name a small few. There will be two sets of carols with a 5 minute intermission in-between.
The usual display music will be muted while the band plays. The regular synchronised to music Christmas light show will start after the band has concluded at around 9:15 pm and run until the normal finish time of 10:30 pm.
Also a friendly reminder about possible increased pedestrian traffic. Please take care while driving in the area. Foot traffic tends to ramp up as Christmas Day edges closer.
- Brass band plays: 8:30 pm to ~9:15 pm
- Regular music light show: ~9:15 pm to 10:30 pm
Please be advised that tonight’s show may turn off early if a nearby thunderstorm brings rain. The weather radar indicates isolated heavy showers could occur in the area from around 9:30-10pm. The Christmas lights will stay on until 10:30 pm or until the wet weather arrives, whichever happens first.
UPDATE: Just a few short-lived showers up to 10:30, so tonight’s show (17 December) will end at the normal time.
Last night (3 December) the display returned for 2021. The lights will now run until nightly New Year’s Eve, except if raining. I have added a couple of setup photos to the 2021 photos page teasing some of this year’s changes.
Like last year there’s no Mega Tree, but this time there is a chance it could make a reappearance in a week’s time. See what happens.
Ryan’s Christmas Lights 2021 is happening, yay! The plan is to start the show from the 3rd of December.
This year will be a similar size to last year’s scaled down display. But there are some changes to tease:
- Some new lighting elements plus a couple of older ones replaced with individually controllable digital pixel lights.
- A new festive song for lights to dance to that has not been part of the display until this year.
Good news, Ryan’s Christmas Lights 2020 is now illuminating Salisbury East for the festive season! This year’s smaller display will retain the usual 8:30 to 10:30 pm nightly run times, with December 31 being the last day.
As previously announced, there will be fewer lights in this year’s display. So when will there be any lights illuminating the local neighbourhood? As there is still a bit more setup to do, the displays won’t be operating in time for December 1. Sometime later in the first week of December looks more promising, however!