In the interest of safety Ryan’s Christmas Lights has been cancelled for tonight (7 December 2015) due to the patchy wet weather. Sorry folks! Fingers crossed tomorrow’s conditions are more favourable.
In other news, I am still working on the new roof outline which I had hoped would be all done by tonight (before the weather change), but it did not work out that way. This new roof outline is now installed but some computer configuration issues are delaying lighting this element up once and for all.
Today is the first day of December – the start of the Christmas lighting season for many – and as promised Ryan’s Christmas Lights 2015 is lighting up Salisbury East! There is still a few things left that need ironing out, including the new roof outline, which I hope to have ready in the next day or two.
The display is now running nightly from 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm until December 31st (rain permitting, of course).
December 1st is fast approaching; this coming Tuesday in fact! Where has the time gone?
The installation process of Ryan’s Christmas Lights 2015, despite almost being finished, is unfortunately falling a little behind schedule. Despite some full days (and nights!) of setting up this week, some elements have not yet been installed. A full scale test run is also yet to occur. Rest assured, I am still working towards a December 1 launch but there is a chance that some parts of the display may not be ready for a couple of days, after December 1.
The new roof outline I teased in the last update is one of the next elements to be installed tomorrow although because it is a different kind of lighting technology to anything else in the display this is going to take a little time to get working. As for the ‘flashy’ addition, a day time photo has been added to the 2015 gallery – any guesses what it could be?
Time for a pre-season update! With the weather warming up, days becoming longer…and more importantly Santa Claus back in town…the Christmas lighting season is not far away!
Ryan’s Christmas Lights is in the process of being set up with a target completion date of December 1 as usual. With so much left to put out it will be a challenge to get everything installed in time.
The final night of Ryan’s Christmas Lights 2014 has just come to an end. So sad. But it isn’t forever – there are only 11 months until December comes around once again!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this year’s Christmas light display however you saw it – in person, online, or otherwise.
With 2015 now just 90 minutes away here in South Australia, I’d like to wish everyone a safe and happy new year!
This is Ryan’s Christmas Lights 2014, signing off.
Today’s the day – Christmas Day! I hope you all have had a great day with family, friends celebrating the day however you see fit.
If you have not seen this year’s display yet and would still like to, don’t forget it will continue to run from 8:30 to 10:30 pm right up until New Years Eve.
Christmas Day is just around the corner, now! As promised, all of the 2014 videos are now completed and published for viewing, including:
All of the 2014 videos (yes, there are more!) may be accessed from the video gallery.
Ryan’s Christmas Lights 2014 started as planned on December 1 this year and has been running nightly since then. Aside from some physical display alterations (like the introduction of a quad-colour mega tree star topper), there is also a new song in the playlist this year. That song is Christmas Bells Medley by Scott Gonzalez, which takes the infamous tunes of Carol of the Bells and Oh Holy Night and turns it into a new compilation.
The other 2014 display videos that are online and viewable are:
More videos to come as Christmas edges closer! Don’t forget to check out and like the Ryan’s Christmas Lights facebook page for an exclusive FB video showing Fireworks near the display.
December 1st is just around the corner – at the opposite end of this weekend in fact! That’s a good time for an update, don’t you think?
The majority of the display has now been installed but there is still some elements to put out. There will be be a final rush to get those last few things out and ready in time for this Monday, but launch night will stay where it is, December 1st at 8:30 pm … at least providing there is no unexpected rain or stormy weather that day! Until then, why check out the 2014 photo gallery – there’s a sneaky peak look the brand new mega tree star topper.
With the annual Christmas Pageant this weekend, Santa is back in town which means the 2014 Christmas season has begun. This also means set up for the 2014 should have started – and there’s no need to panic, because setup is underway.