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!
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.