On this page you'll find lots of pictures
of our 2005 display, which once again featured a computerized light show
synchronized to music broadcast on an FM frequency. We added a few
surprises for the season which we hope you'll enjoy.
Photo Slide Show shows many more photos of our 2005 display set to
music. (approx 8MB)
also have a video of our 2005 display! This video is approximately 4
minutes of highlights taken from over 50 minutes of different musical
sequences in our display. Click
here to view (approx 7MB)
of the first things you would see when viewing our 2005 display is our Kneeling Santa, which has been
a tradition in our display since 1999. In this display, Santa is kneeling
to the Christ Child, and is our way of showing the real meaning of the Christmas
one of our "classic" displays is our Merry Christmas sign, which you
can read about here. It is quite large and
animated, which is why in some of the pictures below you'll see it only
returning for 2005 was our Mega-Tree. This
tree, animated with 38 computer-controlled lighting circuits synchronized to music, is
one of our favorite things to watch.
view of the Mega-Tree. Each of the 12 'slices'
of the tree can be any combination of 3 different colors. By changing the
colors via the computer, the tree can spin, morph, and "dance" to the
of visitor's favorite displays (and certainly one of our favorites) is the Peanuts
Nativity Pageant. In this display, Linus
shares the Gospel via projected slides, and the other Peanuts characters do
their part to portray the reason we celebrate this season. Behind the
display on the front of the house, "virtual snow" falls all season
thanks to our two Light Flurries projectors.
keeping with our growing Peanuts theme, we added a small inflatable Snoopy for
Toyland section was expanded to fill the majority of the rightmost
section of our display. It's a large area and doesn't photograph well in
one picture, so here are some more...
to the Toyland area for 2005 is this lovable Golden Retriever and his
house. His tail wags since he loves Christmas lights -- this time exposure
makes it look like he has two tails, but he doesn't really!
mechanically animated elves, as well as a rocking horse (not shown) help
populate the Toyland. At the very back is our new rotating 3D star,
as well as an inflatable Santa and Snowman, of which the Santa is new this year.
the far edge of Toyland, Santa tries to plow through all the snow we got
this season in his Christmas train! The red tree is one
of 24 red and green trees we have which are synchronized to Christmas
back of our home got more of a treatment for 2005. In addition to our
200' lighted, animated fence which we've done since moving here, we've added
lights and a tree on our deck (which itself is new this year), and a 12'
snowman was a generous surprise gift from a neighbor. One day early in the
lighting season, they stopped by, told us they appreciate our lights and
display, and told us they purchased the 12' inflatable snowman for us to
use. He looks great!
a closer-up picture of our deck.
final look from another angle.
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 2005.
This page was last updated on Sunday, September 17, 2006