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!
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.
That is it for Ryan’s Christmas Lights 2019. Thanks to everyone who visited the display during this festive season. I hope your Christmas was fantastic and Happy New Year to you all!
Good news! Tonight’s Christmas lights display is back to normal with all the usual lights running again. It has remarkably cooled down outside into the mid 20s. That’s much more comfortable for anyone who plans to go out looking at all the Christmas lights displays.
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.
At last, Ryan’s Christmas Lights 2019 is now running! Thanks for your patience. The display will run nightly until New Year’s Eve, between 8:30 and 10:30 pm (unless raining).
For anyone wondering, will Ryan’s Christmas Lights be happening this year? The answer to that question is Yes! Please note that the first night for the 2019 display will be a little later this year, most likely sometime during the first week of December. I will create a follow up post once the display is running.
Despite it being Summer, Adelaide is rather cold and wet right now and this may affect whether Ryan’s Christmas Lights will run tonight (Thursday). Forecasts suggest these wet conditions will continue into Friday.
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.