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 and 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).
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.
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.
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.
After an extended delay, the new display addition to the show is finally installed and working! What is this addition you ask? Now there are colour changing icicles along the length of the house, and they work nicely with last year’s new roof border!
You can see the new icicles for yourself between 8:30 pm and 10:30 pm nightly until December 31. Or stay tuned to facebook.com/RyansChristmasLights/ for a teaser video Thursday evening.
It has been quiet lately, but fear not Ryan’s Christmas Lights has not gone anywhere! Setup is well on the way for 2017 for a planned start of December 2nd (Saturday) from 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Why the 2nd? Weather forecasts predict heavy rain for December 1st.
This year there will be a new song, and a new lighting addition along the front of the house (although there is still a bit to do to have this ready).
With less than a week to go until December 1, I have now reached the testing stage for some parts of the display. This evening a new colour-changing roof border was tested successfully and should be ready for switch on next month. This is quite a relief as the roof border, which is made of a different type of lighting, didn’t make it into last year’s display due to equipment failure.
There is still quite a bit to install before the display can light up, so setup will definitely continue tomorrow. Early weather forecasts look promising for a Thursday December 1st launch!
Today is the day of the Credit Union Christmas Pageant when Santa Claus comes to town and for many this event marks the start of the festive season. For some it has become tradition to put up the Christmas tree on this day, only this isn’t your average Christmas tree.
YES, I am happy to announce Ryan’s Christmas Lights will be back this season! In less than 3 weeks Ryan’s Christmas Lights will once again light up Salisbury East nightly, beginning December 1.
Stay tuned … later in the month I will post about some additions/changes to the display – one of which is a new sequenced song.