With yesterday being December 1, Ryan’s Christmas Lights is now operating for 2013, with the initial switch on happening last night. After doubts that the evening might have been wet, the weather cleared up in time that there wasn’t a problem.
This year the website has received a major overhaul with a brand new more modern looking layout, powered by WordPress, a content management system.
There has been uncertainty over whether there would be a Christmas display this year, which is why there have been no updates to the website news until now. An incident occurred earlier this year, which led to questions of whether it was worth continuing doing a Christmas lights display. There will be a display, but read on for details on the incident.
It is nearly 2013 this New Years Eve, that means once again it is the end for Ryan’s Christmas Lights for the year. The tear down stage is next on the schedule, but it is never has interesting as the decorating stage in October/November. Happy New Year!
The big day has arrived, may it be filled with happiness and family fun.
Just in time to go along with the festivities, the last of this year’s display videos are now online for your viewing pleasure.
Merry Christmas to all!
Apologies to anyone who came past tonight, who saw a dark house! There were gremlins in the control system and due to other festive events I was not able to fix it during the show time. But now all looks set once again so the display will be back on as planned from tomorrow (Monday) at 8:30 pm.
The 2012 season for Christmas lights has begun! There were a few spots of rain and the odd clap of thunder earlier, but the weather cleared just in time. As always, the light show running times are 8:30 to 10:30 pm throughout December.
The webcam is up and running during show times for those who want to see the display live. Photos and HD videos will begin to appear in the next few days. So many ways to see the display, but nothing beats seeing it in person (need directions?)
Weather forecasts for December 1 are available and predict that there will be no rain or storms that day. Even better is that temperatures are expected to be in the low to mid 20’s. Perfect conditions to launch the display!
The webcam has been offline for a couple of days but with luck will return this evening.
Well, the days are counting away as December 1 approaches. This time next week, there will be light! At least that is the plan.
Most of the display has been installed, with the testing soon to follow. Not all is finished with the set up stage, however, as some of the new light additions this year ended up being too short. Longer ones are on the way, but the big question is will they arrive in time for December 1st? Time will tell!
Once weather forecasts for December 1st become available, if they suggest a wet start to December then a further blog post will be made. Rain will inevitably delay the initial light up of the display for safety reasons – water and power don’t mix.
It is now more than half way through October and the display is now in the process of being installed. Controllers were reassembled at the start of the month but the focus is now on the placement of actual decorations.
You can follow the progress by keeping an eye on this blog as well as the recently activated 2012 photo gallery, containing a growing number of setup photos. Can you work out what the new lights may be for or what they do different to past lights?