We currently have over 65,000 lights in our display
Corona Lights tries to use social media to alert people about the display, upcoming events, rain delays etc. If you look to the upper right of this page you will see our links that go directly to our Facebook, twitter and Instagram sites
We store everything in a secured shed on the premises and more in a warehouse at work
We start setting up for our Halloween Display in the last week of September, as soon as Halloween is over we immediately set up for Christmas
We start our Halloween Display around the 15th of October and our Christmas Display runs through New Years Eve.
We start planning our light shows about a year in advance, as we are having our Christmas Shows we are already planning for the next Christmas season 12 months away!
SInce we use 90% LED lights, and we have solar power our Electic bill might run around $100 more in our show season, Keep in mind the if you really look at all the lights combined they are only on for a short amount of time
The closer it gets to Christmas the more traffic we get, We probably average around 150-200 cars per night as Christmas gets closer, the week prior to Christmas is the busiest
Most of the decorations you see in our show are “homemade” meaning you can’t just go out and buy the decorations you see, However; some are store bought and from online retailers
We use many different type of controllers to control our lights, we have a combination on LED, RGB and incandescent lights, they all require a different type of controller with different voltages (ie 5v 12v 120v)
We use 2 different software programs, Light O Rama and Xlights,
We have allot of time and money invested in our display, it is our year around hobby, I don’t dare share the amount invested or i’ll scare off my wife 🙂
We do it because we LOVE putting smiles on peoples faces, we hear many stories each year on how the display has been a blessing to those who watch. It brigns a smile to my face to see others, especially children; dancing, singing and enjoying our show, its allot of work but the people are why we do it.
Every year we have what we call our open house “community night”, we serve complimentary hot chocolate and cookies to everyone. Santa comes and all the children take pictures and have a great time, this year Santa made his entrance on a real miniature train. We even had train rides up and down our street for everyone, we normally see a crowd of about 500 people through out the evening