Happy New Year everyone! Ryan’s Christmas Lights 2016 has now finished and planning begins for 2017.
Due to predicted heavy rains that will last a few days, there is a high probability that the light display will have to be switched off for the next 2-3 nights. At this stage the rain should clear before Thursday night’s show and the lights will continue to run until New Year’s Eve on the nights where rain is not present.
There is a chance that the display may be able to run for at least part of tonight (Monday night) – it just depends on how soon the wet weather moves in.
First and most importantly Merry Christmas to you all! I hope the day has been a great one. The light display will continue to run from 8:30 to 10:30 pm until New Years Eve – unless it rains – so there is still time to come past if you haven’t had the chance.
Secondly, I have now published five videos of this year’s Christmas light display. There are three more videos to come before the year is over, including a new song!
Regarding tonight’s show please note the big santa, sleigh and a small amount of miscellaneous lighting will not be switched on tonight due to the weather conditions and chance of heavy rain. They should be back tomorrow night :).
Ryan’s Christmas Lights 2016 launched as planned last night, December 1, and the new roof border using digital lighting technology worked perfectly – phew! There were a few small hiccups with some other older lights that needs fixing over the next few days, but that won’t stop the display lighting up the neighourhood 8:30 – 10:30 pm nightly until the end of the month (weather permitting).
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.
Happy New Year to all. With the New Year now welcomed in this morning, it is time to bid adieu to Ryan’s Christmas Lights 2015. The full 2015 playlist has now been uploaded (at last!) and accessible in the video gallery.
It is just hours away until Ryan’s Christmas Lights gets under way this Christmas Eve. Christmas Eve is typically the busiest night for the display so please be extra mindful of the increased pedestrians and cars, if you plan on coming by. The supply of candy canes has been replenished for any children who would like one.
And finally because Christmas Eve is extra special, a little elf has told me that all the boys and girls ought to keep a special eye on one of the windows just in case Santa decides to drop in and wave to everybody!
Tonight’s display begins from 8:30 pm and concludes at 10:30 pm.
Merry Christmas to all.
Something very special happened this week when one frequent visitor surprised me with an amazing looking gingerbread house (complete with multicolour icicle lights on the gutters!) as thanks for doing the light display. How awesome is that?
This was completely unexpected and I am still buzzing over just how much the Christmas light display really means to some people, be they children or children at heart. Thank you!