A scaled-back display for 2020

It’s November. Many of you are probably starting to think about what Christmas will be like, particularly after so many events this year were cancelled due to health concerns. 2020 has been a year of adjustment and doing things differently in a race to stay safe. For reasons unrelated to the pandemic, I am unable to commit to a regular sized lights display for this year. One possible option could have been to not decorate at all, but I also thought that the local area should still have something festive to look forward to with the kind of year that 2020 has been.

So in December 2020 I plan to still have some sort of display, but please understand there will be fewer lights. Think of it as a light at the end of the tunnel, or year, as it were.

Extreme hot weather and adjusted running times

Due to the extreme heat, tonight’s display will likely not start until after 9 pm with some of the lights unplugged for the whole night. A moment ago at 8 pm, the local outside temperature was still hovering around 40 degrees (C). This is approaching the upper recommended operating conditions for some of the equipment that runs the Christmas lights display.

Tomorrow (Friday) will be another day of extreme heat, however Saturday should be cooler and much more comfortable.

2018’s display planned to begin December 2nd

It is busy-busy time here at Ryan’s Christmas Lights setting up the 2018 display! This year’s display should be on nightly from December 2nd (Sunday). Weather forecasts for the 1st predict heavy afternoon showers that may linger into the evening.

Some of this year’s changes are still in the construction phase so may not be put out until after the first week of December.