Just a quick note to say that we’re up and running for Halloween 2010! We’ll have the lights on from 7 to 10 PM nightly through October 31st. The radio station is still 96.9 FM. It’s a smaller display and there are only a few songs in rotation, but that’s because we’re busy working on Christmas and don’t have time to do much else with Halloween at the moment.
Read on for a final donation tally and an update on what’s coming next year! Continue reading Thanks For A Great Season!
Just a quick heads up that tonight, Tuesday the 5th, is the last night we’ll have non-traditional music in the playlist, and tomorrow, Wednesday the 6th, is the last night the display will be running at all, and will have the normal Christmas music set that night. We may run some tests after that date to help with planning for next year, but it will no longer be running 5-10 after the 6th. We need to start tearing it down and putting it away before the winter does any more damage or buries it deeper.
Upon digging the display out after this weekend’s storm we’ve found that one of the 2 ropes which holds the light harness at the top of the “mega tree” has failed. The ropes we used are rated for double the weight, and we used 2 of them, but it let go anyway. Right now, the assembly at the top of the tree is hanging rather precariously at a wierd angle held up by a single rope and we’re not sure how long it’s going to stay there. We thought about it and decided that trying to fix it would do more harm than good, at this point, so we’ve opted to just let it go as long as it will last, and we’ll deal with it after the 6th.
So in summary – If you want to see the full display, do it quick. We’re not sure how much longer that part of it will be around.
Just a heads up that we’ll be changing things up for New Years.
Read on for the new songs and schedule info… Continue reading Playlist Changes For New Years
Do you like the light display? Then please consider showing your support by making a donation to the Wilton Food Pantry! We’ve been so blessed by all of your wonderful messages and compliments (and even a care package!), it’s clear that folks are coming together around the display this season. With all that attention, we thought it would be a good idea to channel it towards a worthy cause.
The display is our gift the community and comes with no strings attached, but if you would like to give something to the community as well, please consider making a donation!
Thank you and Merry Christmas!
UPDATE: As of December 27th, $844.08 has been collected. That’s 5275.5 pounds of food!
Way To Go! Every Little Bit Counts! Keep It Up!
The donation tally is updated almost daily on the donations page.
Wilton Lights! is now on Facebook. Our website referral statistics tell us Facebook is where everyone is talking about the display, so we figured we might as well give the display some presence there. If the display is down for whatever reason, we’ll be sure to make note of it there so folks don’t waste a trip down.
And just to keep things interesting, we’ve posted a few “behind the scenes” pictures to Facebook which aren’t available on this website!
You can “become a fan” today!
We just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for their nice comments and holiday wishes! We’ve been getting a lot of feedback (too much to reply to all of it) and reading your kind words has felt great and made us feel awesome about putting up the display. Keep ’em coming! We can’t reply to all of them but we do read them all!
Be sure to let us know which song(s) you like best. We’ll most certainly be changing the playlist for next year and we’ll try to keep/improve the ones you all like the best! Also, if you have questions about something send them along as well, and we’ll set up a page of answers here on the website.
On a related note – Please remember to keep your car radio down to a reasonable volume. We heard one car from inside the house tonight (no joke!) and as much as we love Christmas music, we’ve been listening to these particular 11 songs all year while programming the animations, and we could use a break from them while we’re eating dinner or watching TV. Thanks!
Well… We got all excited (not to mention tired of folks asking us when things will be turned on) so we’ve decided to move the date to turn things on to today, December 2nd. The lights will be on 5-10 PM starting tonight at 1228 Main Street in Wilton, through January 6th. Just tune to 96.9FM to hear the music when you’re close enough to see the house.