After a wet few days, dry weather has returned at last! This means the display is back running in full, nightly between 8:30 and 10:30 pm (unless raining).
With rain forecast over the next few days, the display may be dark. The light show does not run during wet weather. If you were planning to visit the lights tonight or tomorrow, consider rescheduling until the weather clears up to avoid disappointment. Apologies!
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.
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).
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!