We have always had a large display...
We change the theme every year...
If you cannot make it, video is the next best thing...
2015 has been a wonderful year for the Lovely family. Mary’s 2007 lung transplant has been rejecting; Once again her health was failing. The past 4 years we have watched her body get weaker and weaker. June 4, 2015 we got the long awaited call. Mary received another lifesaving lung transplant. We spent the summer and fall traveling back and forth to the hospital for tests and follow up care. The extra time we normally have to get things ready for Christmas was lost sitting on the Schuylkill. We would not change that for a thing.
We will not be doing a show this year. We will be back next year!
We have always had a large display, as a matter of fact my wife used to decorate the house both indoors and outdoors for every holiday. Every year we buy end of the season sale items and look for cute stuff throughout the year to add to our ever growing Christmas set up. In 2006 my wife's health was declining, I assumed it would be her last Christmas. So I fulfilled her dream of spending Christmas at Disney World. We always thought Disney would be done up nice. What we did not know about was something that changed our lives; Disney's Osborne Lights in Disney MGM park where they put lights on every building, every roof top, the sky, the ground, light posts and animate it all to Christmas music. I am not sure if she challenged me or if I bragged I could do that, but that night it all started. When we came back from our Christmas vacation I immediately started reading how to do Christmas light shows. That year I cheated and purchased a Mr. Christmas Show in a box. I hooked up the lights and we had our own personal show. As I learned more about what equipment to use, our creative juices went to work and our show got bigger every year.
Thank you to all of our neighbors that took the time to tell us how much you enjoyed the display! We truely appreciate your feedback!!! One of our neighbors is a contributing author for Pottstown Patch. She wrote a beautiful article about our lightshow and why we do it; lovely-lights-brighten-winter-darkness-with-goodness-of-human-spirit
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Originally we were going to do the Polar Express theme again. After watching our granddaughter and so many other kids spinning around and singing songs from Disney’s Frozen. We decided to have a Frozen theme. This is our 3rd Disney theme. We kids seem to love magic of Disney!
We had a Christmas Party in 2013. I had found this DVD back in 2011. It was high spirited fun music sung by kids of course. This year the I mad major changes to the software I used to run the lights. I started programming for the guys of LightShowPro.
In searching for a theme I found a song from the Radio City Rocketts. They were singing Let it snow. I started looking for other songs based on snow and winter and came up with the Winter Wonderland theme. I started playing around with RGB lights. These are LED’s that can be practically any color in the spectrum. This was my first year have multiple networks (DMX and LOR).
After hearing a song by the name of Believe in Holiday Magic we decided to have an entire show based on Disney songs. We added more lights and had a total of 30,000. We also added more controllers which brought our count up to 10. Since we now had 160 channels, we had to buy more extension cords. We now had about 160 cords. Additions: Added video to the display. Added hand painted Disney characters, 80 more channels and more LED lights Music By Disney:
This was our first big show. My neighbors were watching me put things together and wonder what the heck is he doing. On Thanksgiving night we had our first official lighting; it was exciting! The theme was Polar Express. We had about 20,000 lights and used 5 Light-o-Rama controllers. We had about 80 extension cords running all the lights. I built a train, a toy factory and went wild. Check out the video’s Music:
We try to take videos of our display every year. The video does not even do justice to the live show! If you get a chance we highly recommend you come see a live show; the brightness of all the lights is amazing!