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December 1, 2014
It is a new Christmas Season and Xenialights is once again bringing light to the holidays. Our display will be on each night from 6:00 PM to 11:00 Pm through January 3, 2015. This years display has two new features. The first is a 180 degree 14 ft. GECE based Pixel Tree that is 24 strands wide by 36 pixels high and is controlled by two Sandevices E-682 controllers. The tree only takes 3 to 4 hours to erect compared to the three days it takes to put up our led string based mega-tree that has 64 strands of 200 count lights sets. I think this may be the last year for the traditional Mega-Tree. I will be looking to replace it with a large pixel based tree.
The other new element added to our display this year is a video projector that projects images onto our garage door as part of the light show. This is featured in our new song for this season which is "Let It Go" from the movie Frozen.
October 24th 2014
Our Halloween display is up and running and will run through November 1st 2014. We have added video to the display this year. If you missed the edisplay you can see a couple of the songs by visiting our Youtube site at:
November 26, 2013
Hard at work setting up the display for this year. I had hoped to launch the show Thanksgiving evening but the weather has put me behind on my setup schedule. So the plan for now is to have the first showing Friday night, hopefully starting at 5:30 and running until Midnight. Normal hours for the display will be Sunday - Thursday 5:30 to 10:30. Friday, Saturday, Christmas Eve and New Years Eve - 5:30 to Midnight. The show will run from November 29th through January 3rd.
October 2, 2013
The Halloweenlights are going up in just over three weeks and here is a video of the first test of my new Monster Quartet. All sequencing (face animation for this song was done by Xenialights)
September 22, 2013
Fall is here and we are hard at working getting ready for our Halloween and Christmas Light Shows. The Halloween lights will be up for one week from Friday night October 25 to the following Friday night November 1st. We will probably run the lights from 6 PM to Midnight on Friday and Saturday nights and 6 PM to 10 PM the other nights.
We have built new singing monster faces for this year. They are the same design as last year but twice as big. I hope to add a couple of new songs also but singing faces take a long time to program.I hope to launch the Christmas Lights on Thanksgiving night this year and run through the first week of the new year. I am also adding four singing faces to our Christmas display this year. There will be Santa, one of his elves and two singing Christmas trees. I think the kids will really enjoy the new Christmas faces which I hope to complete this weekend.My biggest challenge between now and Thanksgiving will be to find enough hours to do the sequencing required for the new faces and songs I am contemplating.And because giving back is important to us we will be once again sponsoring a donation box for the Interfaith Hospitality Network.So make plans to stop by and enjoy the lights this year!!
The XeniaLights 2012 Christmas display is history and we hope you enjoyed the show! We are actively planning and making purchases for the 2013 season. We will also once again plan to have a small Halloween display the week of Halloween.
2012 Display Videos are available on Youtube under "Xenialights"
Hello and welcome to our site, XeniaLights! We hope you find our Christmas Light display and website site interesting and enjoyable. During the Christmas season and at Halloween we would love for you to drive by and enjoy our light shows. This page is for news and announcments about our display. To listen to our lights, tune to 104.1 FM. To keep up with our progress start with our "How This All Got Started" article and then vist the "Occaisional Blog" and the rest of the website to check our progress.
Giving Back 2012! - Total donations to IHN is $775.00.
Thanks to all who gave to this worthy cause.
Especially during the Christmas Season, we should look for ways to help those less fortunate than we. As such, XeniaLights is accepting monetary donations on behalf of the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greene County. IHN is committed to providing housing, meals, and assistance to homeless families of Greene County on a temporary basis bringing hope and a safe haven for their guests while they seek employment and permanent housing. XeniaLights is proud to sponsor this for IHN. 100% of all Donations received here will go to IHN. There is a donation box at the curb close to our mailbox.
The Donation Box is also our Candy Cane stand. Candy Canes are free to children and those young at heart and require no donation.
The XeniaLights display is fully funded by the owners and no donations will go to the display. The display is our gift to the community.
Merry Christmas from XeniaLights!
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