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Our 2013 decorations are in the works. The show launches on Thanksgiving Night and runs Tuesday’s – Sunday’s until Christmas Night, including Christmas Eve. Hours are from 5pm – 9pm. Come by for some warm apple cider and holiday cheer!

Ho! Ho! Ho!  This year's 2013 Christmas Lights Show will feature 212 channels of dancing LED lights choreographed to 12 songs plus 11,100 RGB lights on our giant wall covering our home.  More than 120,000 glimmering lights adorn our festive light display. The three large trees in front of our home are each decorated with over 3 miles of lights on each, and the largest tree is wrapped in an amazing 4 1/2 miles of lights.   You can even send a fun holiday text message to our guests that will appear on both in this website and on a 6 foot LED screen right in front of our light show.  All of our Christmas Lights come from Costco. They are 100% LED lights that use far less energy than standard light bulbs. In fact we use only about $125 of energy total for the duration of our show.

We invite you to join us each night not only for the outdoor light show, but welcome guests into our home to view a Christmas Village Wonderland!   Michelle spent hundreds of hours hand sculpting the giant snowy mountains of the Christmas towns.  She begins preparing the displays in August and works to keep every elf dancing and every light twinkling in each village through to the end of the holiday season. The largest village is the North Pole featuring over 100 animated Department 56 houses, towering snow peaks, and even a waterfall.  There is also a classic Bavarian style Christmas village also feature Department 56 house, a village dedicated to all things Disney, one for The Grinch, another featuring Charlie Brown, Rudolph and even a Christmas Carnival Boardwalk village. It is really a site to behold!

The tradition of Christmas Lights dates back to the middle of the 17th century in Germany.  Over the next two centuries the magic of Christmas Lights spread through Eastern Europe then to the rest of the world.  Candles were originally used, followed by lanterns and then on to electricity.  In 1882 Edward Johnson lit a Christmas tree in New York City by creating the first string of electric Christmas Lights.  In Just 20 years department stores began using Christmas Lights for their holiday displays.

Home Christmas Light Shows were inspired by Carson Williams house in the mid 2000s.  His cutting edge display garnered the attention of national media and was used in a Miller beer television commercial.  Thanks Carson for your vision. 

Michelle and I launched our display in 2009 and have been growing it each year since.  Hope you’ll join us!

Our 2011 decorations are in the works.  We'll have a special one Halloween Lights Show set to spooky music on Halloween night, please join us from 6pm – 10pm.  The 2011 Christmas Lights Spectacular will launch on Thankgiving Night and run through New Years.

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Volunteer to Help

Spice up your Holiday Season by enjoy a very special evening volunteering to help at our Winter Wonderland. You can help tour people through our home or pass our warm apple cider. Please sign up at Sign Up to Volunteer!

Orange County Register Article

The Orange County Register ran a terrific article about our Christmas Show. Take a look!

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Christmas Trivia Answers

Where?

Our address is
25473 Nellie Gail Road
Laguna Hills, California

When?

6 pm - 10 pm Every Night for Lights Until Christmas Eve. Our Home Is Open For Tours Wednesday - Sunday from 6:15 pm (or so) until 9 pm (or so).

Toy Drive

Fridays nights are collection days for the Firefighter's Spark of Love Toy Drive. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to give to kids who need a Christmas smile. christmas lights toy drive

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Follow Our LED Sign

Check out Twitter to follow the text messages posted to our Christmas LED sign in our Christmas Lights Show.