Up and running! More to come?

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.

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.

A scaled-back display for 2020

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.

2018’s display planned to begin December 2nd

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.

The new addition is… colour-changing icicles!

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.

Ryan’s Christmas Lights in 2017

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).

Bordering on a new dimension as set up continues for 2016

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!

Ryan’s Christmas Lights returns for 2016

Mega Tree partially installedToday 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.

The new roof outline, and when to expect 2015 videos

Christmas is fast approaching with under 1 week to go, and other than one wet night Ryan’s Christmas Lights has been running throughout the month. At this time of the month there is a higher volume of traffic (pedestrians and cars) so I would like to ask everyone to be extra cautious of this when in the area. Street parking is available in both Emerald Street and Jet Road if you would like to take a closer look at the display, stretch your legs, et cetera.

Unfortunately, the new roof outline that was planned to be part of the 2015 display will not be working by Christmas and may not feature until 2016 due to unexpected equipment failure. It is thought that the source of the problem could be a faulty power supply that was providing a higher voltage output than it should have, resulting in equipment damage. There is the slimmest of chances the roof outline might be working after Christmas before the end of the month so the official display videos have been delayed until then!