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?
This is just a heads up that Ryan’s Christmas Lights will be returning for the 2012 Christmas season! Preparations have begun although I can’t say what will be changing (or not changing) just yet!
Stay tuned.. more updates to follow late September/early October.
The 2011 display is all over. Farewell! Now the long task of tearing down begins followed by planning for next year’s “bigger and better” Christmas light display.
Happy New Year.
Merry Christmas Everyone. May today be filled with lots of family fun!
The wet and stormy weather has cleared so the Christmas display is now running from the usual 8:30 to 10:30 pm timeframe.
Heavy rain and thunderstorms are approaching over the next hour. There is a chance that there will not be a display tonight as a result of this wet weather.
A final decision will be made closer to 8:30 tonight.
UPDATE 1 8:30pm: The display is running, but may switch off before 10:30 pm if the thunderstorms return.
UPDATE 2 9:40pm: Heavy rains have returned so the display has been switched off for the night early. The lights return tomorrow at 8:30 pm.