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When’s the Show ?
The Udderly Amazing Lights start at 4:15 each day and run through 9:20 on Sunday-Thursday Friday and Saturday last song starts no later than 9:55. If you like just the lights and the morning hours, lights are on without all the blinking from 5:25 – 7:30.
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, and New Years Day show times will be longer – times pending
Don’t forget – The 12 days of Christmas don’t start until Christmas. Christmas isn’t over until the Epiphany (3 wise men arrival).
If it’s raining or Really wet out, the display may be limited. Safety First – All outdoor outlets are on GFCIs (ground fault circuit interrupters)
Where’s the Music?
Currently at FM 98.3. We built the low power transmitter from a kit. FCC rules allow for this use without licensing. We have two to pick from (needed a backup) EDM Design EDM-LCD-RDS (Still have not got RDS programmed). In the past we had also used a Ramsey FM25B
2015 – Dropped to ~36,000 lights (trees along Adams keep growing and taking too much time). Added some RGB floods and kicking off a new pixel tree.
2014 – approximately 43,000 individual lights.
~2.0 miles of extension cords.
220 Channels (not counting “JumboTree” out front which has 1,800 programmed channels
2013 – Still Counting but between 35,000 & 40,000 individual lights.
~1.75 miles of extension cords.
192 Channels (not counting “JumboTree” out front which has 1,800 programmed channels
The current synchronized songs are:
Because It’s Christmas – Sidewalk Prophets
Christmas This Year – TobyMac
Away in the Manger – Return 2 Zero
Unto Us – Return 2 Zero
Silent Night – Mannheim Steamroller.
Chorale of Praise – Disney Candlelight Processional
As Long as There’s Christmas – Radio Disney
Breath of Heaven – Amy Grant
12 Days of Christmas – Reliant K
Prince of Peace Narrative from the Disney Candlelight Processional
Christmas Canon – Trans Siberian Orchestra
Let It Go – Idina Menzel – Frozen
Little Drummer Boy – Pentatonix
Songs that may be appearing and will be added to show when ready (either new or being updated)
He Shall Reign Forevermore – Chris Tomlin
The Christmas Shoes – Newsong
Ding Dong Merrily on High – Rend Collective
Joy to the World – Rend Collective
The Christmas CanCan – Straight With No Chaser
Christmas is Coming – Jason Gray
Almost Christmas – Josh Wilson
Oh Come All Ye Faithful – Jason Gray
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day – Casting Crowns
O Little Town of Bethlehem – Point of Grace
Carol of the Bells – Trans Siberian Orchestra
It’s About the Cross – Go Fish
Christmas with a Capital “C” – Go Fish
Day After Christmas – Matthew West
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / We 3 Kings – Bare Naked Ladies
Christmas Time is Here
More to come…
Where can I get stuff to do this?
Most of the lighting controls is from LightORama.com. If you catch the off season sales and solder it all up yourself it reduces the cost. We also use Insteon (smarthome.com) controls for slow stuff like the inflatable blowers.
A great resource for all enthusiasts is PlanetChristmas.com
Here is the 12 Days of Christmas (video from 2012)
Unto Us by Return 2 Zero 2013 Video
Breath of Heaven (Amy Grant) 2013 Video
Chorale of Praise (Disney Candlelight Processional) 2013 Video
Carol of the Bells by Return 2 Zero (This is the one featured in the original KHQA news clip)
Chorale of Praise and Silent Night from the Disney Candlelight Processional