…but seriously, if you tell anyone about our lights, please also tell them not to park across the street. With that out of the way….. We are up and running for 2023. It was a little touch and go for a bit as some of our equipment wasn’t running reliably, but we think it’s okay now (fingers crossed). Be sure to check this Facebook page before making a long drive to avoid disappointment. We do our best to keep it running but things happen, and we’ll mention it there if we know about it. Since the equipment has been un-reliable you may want to come sooner rather than later, just in case.
We plan to run 5-9:30 pm through Dec 25th. It may go longer but we’ll take it down the first relatively warm day after that.
We are more concerned with traffic than usual as our closest holiday lighting neighbors at Beans Corner Lights are dark this year, so PLEASE pass the word not to park across the street, and to respect our neighbors with quiet radios, no honking, and no blocking driveways. This neighborhood just isn’t like the parking lot at our old location.
We’re at 38 Applegate Lane in Wilton. Please approach via AppleWOOD from Orchard Drive (not Orchard direct to Applegate) to be on the right side of the road. You can get directions here. Tune to 96.9FM (quietly).
We need your help, however. In the past we have had a few folks who did not respect our neighbors, and we really can’t have that. So we’re asking that if you come to see the lights that you abide by the following:
Do not turn around or park in any driveway except ours. The road loops around back to Orchard Drive so there is no reason to turn around anyway.
It is not okay to park across the street. Pulling over on our side is fine.
Keep your radio down so it cannot be heard outside of your car. It’s louder and carries farther than you think (especially heavy bass). Step outside and check sometime.
Do not honk.
If you tell anyone about the lights, tell them about these rules, too.
Most folks hear about us by word of mouth, and these things are important to mention. If folks disrespect our neighbors then we can’t do this anymore. Humbug.
So with that out of the way, we’re up and running at 38 Applegate Lane in Wilton (please approach from AppleWOOD lane, see below) from 5:00 to 9:30 pm until Christmas, and then until the first relatively warm day after that so we can take everything down (or Dec 31st, whichever comes first). We will also shut down if traffic gets out of hand and our neighbors are not being respected.
If you come in to Applegate Lane by way of Applewood Lane then you’ll already be on the right side of the road. Just take the first left after Applegate onto Applewood if you’re coming from Wilton, and then another left onto Applegate to find us. Once you’re here you can tune to 96.9 FM, park in OUR driveway, or stop on OUR side of the road.
Please remember that we may be down some nights due to extreme weather or equipment issues. The lights we use aren’t your ordinary off-the-shelf Christmas lights and they’re very sensitive to water issues. We’ll try to post on Facebook when we’re down but can’t promise.
Be sure to check out Bean’s Corner Lights. They’re about 7 minutes away, and have a much better parking situation.
Merry Christmas everyone! After a lot of troubleshooting and no small amount of luck we seem to be ready to go for this Christmas season . We’re still much smaller at this location than at our old house, but it’s better than nothing.
Merry Christmas everyone! With 2020 being what it is, we’ve had some extra time to put something together for this year (silver lining?). It’s still much smaller than what we had at our old location, but it’s better than nothing.
Due to the very early onset of freezing temps, several inches of wet snow that froze pretty solid, and an old back injury that picked a bad time to flare up, we will not be able to get much up for Christmas this year. We’ve simply lost too many weekends of prep time. Our apologies to those who have made us part of their family Christmas traditions. If all goes well we will be back next year.
Our holiday lighting neighbors over at Beans Corner Lights are still doing their best to make a go of it this year, so be sure to check them out.
A quick update for 2016-2017: As most folks have learned by now we moved this past spring (that’s right, you can stop telling us to mow the lawn – it isn’t our lawn anymore).
The good news is that we are still in Wilton, and not too far from our old location. Though we aren’t going to share the address right away. No need.
In any case, due to the new neighborhood, budget changes, and time constraints we aren’t yet sure how much of a display we will be setting up this year. If we do get something up it will be on a smaller scale than in previous years. We haven’t had the time or money to build custom props for the new house yet, and not everything translates well to a new location.
In any case, we will get something up eventually, we’re just not sure what yet.
Hopefully this post will cut back on some of the email we’ve been getting.
Thank you all for a great season. We especially appreciate all of the respect you gave us this year. We noticed a huge reduction in the number of loud radios and car horns and it means a lot to us (and our daughter’s sleep schedule). If anyone would like to make a last minute donation to the Wilton Food Pantry we will be dropping off the total collected and posting that figure this coming week but you can still make an online donation right here until then. Thanks again and Happy New Year from The Hiltons!
It’s been a long ride but we are now up and running from 5:00 to 9:30 PM through January 1st (severe weather and maintenance not withstanding). If you decide to park across the street please leave your parking lights on for safety and refrain from honking (we have neighbors and a 2 year old. Just sayin’…).
As in past years we will be collecting monetary donations for the Wilton Food Pantry if you feel so inclined. There is a secure box on the back of our radio station sign or if you prefer you can use a form right here on our website.
Many thanks to all who helped us get things up this year. It’s been a project to say the least.
We’re up and running for Halloween! Technical issues notwithstanding, we plan to run starting tonight through Halloween from 6:00 to 9:30 PM (probably starting a little earlier on trick or treat night). Please keep in mind that this doesn’t mean we’re definitely doing Christmas yet. We’re still trying hard and hopeful that we can do that, but Halloween is a lot less work, and there’s still many things which need to come together for Christmas at Wilton Lights to happen. Happy Halloween!