Back for 2023 with a rebuilt mega tree and running all December!

Ryan’s Christmas Lights returned for 2023 tonight, Friday December 1st. Nightly show times are 8:30 to 10:30 pm. You can find the display in Salisbury East, South Australia – check out the directions page for more details.

This year features a newly rebuilt mega tree now using all digital pixel lights for many more possible light patterns.

Jingle Bells is this year’s brand new song. Together with Christmas songs from past years, one play-through of 2023’s show lasts just under 30 minutes. Each of these songs from previous years have been tweaked to make the most of this year’s new lights.

2022 light show? YES – from December first weekend

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 an 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).

Tonight’s show may end early due to incoming thunderstorm

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.

Back for another year starting from 3 December, 2021

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.