Happy New Year everyone! Ryan’s Christmas Lights 2016 has now finished and planning begins for 2017.
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.
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).
Happy New Year to all. With the New Year now welcomed in this morning, it is time to bid adieu to Ryan’s Christmas Lights 2015. The full 2015 playlist has now been uploaded (at last!) and accessible in the video gallery.
The first photos of the 2015 display are now online for viewing – woohoo!
Of course, Christmas lights always look better in person. If you’d like to visit the display the Directions page will tell you how to get here (and as a bonus, addresses for some other synchronised musical Christmas light displays around Adelaide).
Ryan’s Christmas Lights turn on nightly at 8:30 pm until 10:30 pm (unless it is raining).
After ending the show early last night due to wet and stormy weather, the conditions are much more pleasant this evening so Ryan’s Christmas Lights will be back up and running as normal from 8:30 to 10:30 pm.
Meanwhile, the new roof outline which although is now physically in place, remains out of action this time due to suspected broken electronics – investigations continue. It is a little disappointing this element to the display is not working although on the upside the display as a whole still looks good if you ask me!
In the interest of safety Ryan’s Christmas Lights has been cancelled for tonight (7 December 2015) due to the patchy wet weather. Sorry folks! Fingers crossed tomorrow’s conditions are more favourable.
In other news, I am still working on the new roof outline which I had hoped would be all done by tonight (before the weather change), but it did not work out that way. This new roof outline is now installed but some computer configuration issues are delaying lighting this element up once and for all.
Today is the first day of December – the start of the Christmas lighting season for many – and as promised Ryan’s Christmas Lights 2015 is lighting up Salisbury East! There is still a few things left that need ironing out, including the new roof outline, which I hope to have ready in the next day or two.
The display is now running nightly from 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm until December 31st (rain permitting, of course).
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.