Our 2004 display featured over 32,000 lights and a computerized light show synchronized to music broadcast on an FM frequency. We doubled our computer-control capabilities over 2003, and added many great new displays. Two new "Light Flurries" virtual snow projectors provide a festive effect on the front of the house.
in 2004 were 24 rope light mini-trees that dance to the music. These trees
stretch along the front of the display. You can read more about these
trees, and how they were constructed, by clicking this
Also new for 2004 was a "toyland" area themed for kids. This display area contains a variety of new displays.
toyland area contained two motorized displays which you can see to the
left: A Santa/elf teeter-totter , and a rocking horse. Other new
displays in this area include a snowman and tree, Mickey Mouse, Kids with Tree,
Snoopy on Doghouse was added to our display in 2000, and was the original
inspiration for our Linus Shares the Gospel and
ultimately our Peanuts Nativity Pageant.
In this picture from 2004, he dozes at the edge of our Toyland display.
focal point of our display is our "Mega-Tree",
which was expanded for 2004. This 5500-light tree is controlled by 38 computer-controlled
lighting channels, contains two powerful strobe lights at the base, and can
change colors, spin around, and do many visual effects, all synchronized to
music. You can learn more about the Mega-Tree and it's construction on its
has become a tradition, our Kneeling Santa display was prominently displayed on
the corner of our property, easily seen from both streets, and showing that
Santa knows the real reason for the season.
Below is the view from the side of our property. For 2004 we computerized the 200 foot split rail fence, so it too "dances to music". We also replaced all of these lights since the old ones were losing their color.
We were featured in an article and radio interview on the national news outlet HDNews in December 2004. Click here for a video clip.
Planning for the display happens year round-- and we keep a "diary" or log of thoughts as the year progresses. Click Here to view the log for 2004.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, March 12, 2008