December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Here's hoping everybody's lights can be seen from space! Cheers! And now to set the mood ...

 
... The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow,
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,

When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.



More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:

Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! on, Cupid! on, Donder and Blitzen!

To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now, dash away! dash away! dash away all ...  
You can read The Night Before Christmas in its entirety
over at Project Gutenberg ... and to all a good-night!

December 17, 2009

2507 Fairview Drive - Alexandria, VA

With more than 70 Festive Blow-Ups & untold legions of Vinyl Lighted Figures ( Penguins, Polar Bears, even, to quote Adam Sandler, "All Three Stooges" ), Fred & Pat Farmer's 20+ year old Beltway Behemoth is one stunningly cheerful sight to behold ... About 5 years ago, the Farmers "farmed out" the Labor & a portion of the Props to their 2 Sons, who, naturally enough, used the Electric & Inflatable Heirlooms as foundations for their own Semi-Massive Displays - 1 in Alexandria, VA & 1 in Chevy Chase, MD ... Pat passed away recently, so this year's porch window is a touching Memorial and not the traditional Christmas Village in the '07 snaps below ...




















Photographs ©2007–2008 Holly Zell

 
YARD: 2507 FAIRVIEW DRIVE
DATES: December 1, 2009 - January 4, 2010
TIMES: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
 All Day & Night from December 28 to December 31, 2009
LOCATION: 2507 Fairview Drive - Alexandria, VA
DIRECTIONS: --
BROADCAST: --
AUDIENCE: All Ages
ADMISSION: FREE
DONATIONS: Accepted for Improvements
CHARITIES: --
GALLERY: --
WEBSITE: http://www.fairfaxchristmaslights.com/tcl2.php?xid=1010
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November 30, 2009

Nortons' Winter Wonderland - Burbank, CA

From building a Snowman out of Tumbleweeds back in 1965 to fashioning an Ice Rink out of Cotton Batting in 2005, for the last 40 odd years Dick Norton has been endeavoring to create a Winter Wonderland in sunny California. This year's layout showcases the many skills he's picked up along the way and promises to be an equal mix of hi-tech digital lights & old school analog props. Sure to delight are the steam-belching North Pole Express, Snoopy pursuing the Red Baron, and 4 animated amusements - the Merry-Go-Round, Ferris Wheel, Roller Coaster & Double Hammer ... Visitors ought to leave a little something in Santa's Curbside Mailbox to help pay for the juice!




















Photographs ©2006–2009 The Norton Family

 
YARD: NORTONS' WINTER WONDERLAND
DATES: November 30, 2009 - January 1, 2010
TIMES: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm PST
LOCATION: 513 North Florence Street - Burbank, CA
DIRECTIONS: Between the 134 & I-5 Freeways in the heart of Magnolia Park ...
BROADCAST: 1 Live Webcam
AUDIENCE: All Ages
ADMISSION: FREE
DONATIONS: Accepted for Improvements
CHARITIES: --
GALLERY: http://www.dicknorton.com/xmas/gallery.html
WEBSITE: http://www.dicknorton.com/xmas/xmashome.html
RATING:
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November 13, 2009

Controllable Christmas Lights for Celiac Disease - Lafayette, CO

Hulk Clash! But it's the neighbors who've been Green with envy, ever since the Komarnitsky's wild display ( packed with over 20,000 lights & a cadre of Inflatables from the Island of Misfit Toys ) won the 2008 KFC Original Holiday Traditions Award, which included a year's supply of, well, fried chicken, but also a much needed gift of $1,000 to the University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research! Come sundown on Thanksgiving Day, visitors to Komar.org can immerse themselves in all the jolly insanity, thanks to Alek's 3 live Webcams and 8 User-Controllable Switches ( 4 for Lights & 4 for Props ) ...












Photographs ©2008 Alek Komarnitsky

 
YARD: CONTROLLABLE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS FOR CELIAC DISEASE
DATES: November 26, 2009 - January 1, 2010
TIMES: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm MST
LOCATION: Lafayette, CO
DIRECTIONS: --
BROADCAST: 3 Live Webcams - Lights & Props are User Controllable!
AUDIENCE: All Ages
ADMISSION: FREE
DONATIONS: Accepted for Charity
CHARITIES: University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research
GALLERY: http://www.komar.org/christmas/decorations/
WEBSITE: http://www.komar.org/christmas/
RATING:
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November 11, 2009

Never Enough Lights - Dardenne Prairie, MO

With over 66,000 lights, about 1,500 of which are traditional C9's, and over 250 Extension Cords pulling just under 300 amps, the Roderique's positively electric abode in Dardenne Prairie, MO ( near Lake St. Louis ) boasts a dazzling display that's fully synched to a Seasonal Playlist they transmit nightly on FM 107.1 ...






Photographs ©2005–2007 Never Enough Lights

 
YARD: NEVER ENOUGH LIGHTS
DATES: November 27 - December 25, 2009
TIMES: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm CST, Sunday - Thursday
 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm CST, Friday - Saturday
LOCATION: 607 Calamar Court - Dardenne Prairie, MO
DIRECTIONS: Off Highway N right across from The Wehrenberg Theater ...
BROADCAST: 107.1 FM - Lights are Synchronized to The Music!
AUDIENCE: All Ages
ADMISSION: FREE
DONATIONS: --
CHARITIES: --
GALLERY: http://www.neverenoughlights.com/pictures.htm
WEBSITE: http://www.neverenoughlights.com/
RATING:
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October 29, 2009

Blue Lights & Deer - Newport News, VA

The Holidays would indeed be Blue if it weren't for well-wishers like the Myers Family, who for 13 years & counting have been imparting a bit of sparkle to the subdivision with their signature Sapphire glow! The limited palette got a punch of Green in 2007 when all 10,000 lights were replaced with LEDs ...




Photographs ©2008 The Myers Family

 
YARD: BLUE LIGHTS & DEER
DATES: November 30 - December 29, 2009
TIMES: 4:30 pm - 11:45 pm EST
LOCATION: 5 Menchville Road - Newport News, VA
DIRECTIONS: --
BROADCAST: --
AUDIENCE: All Ages
ADMISSION: FREE
DONATIONS: Accepted for Charity
CHARITIES: Society for The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ( SPCA )
GALLERY: http://www.tackylighttour.com/picture/Blue_Christmas ...
WEBSITE: http://www.tackylighttour.com/lights/Blue_Lights_And_Deers
RATING:
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