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Back For 2020, But here’s the Deal…

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.

But we need your help. The last time we set up at our new location (2017) we 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.

…and just as importantly, if you tell anyone about the lights please tell them about these things too. Most folks hear about us via word of mouth, and these things are important to mention. If folks continue to disrespect our neighbors then we can’t do this anymore, and haven’t we lost enough this year?

So with that out of the way, we’ll be up and running at 38 Applegate Lane in Wilton 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) [edit: Our last night is/was Sunday, December 27th]. 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 on to 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.

From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and best wishes for all of our other seasonal holidays this time of year. Or as we like to say, Merry Christma-kwanza-hanukkah! Blessings to all!

Christmas 2018

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.

From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and best wishes for all of our other seasonal holidays this time of year. Or as we like to say, Merry Christmakwanzahanukkah! Blessing to all!

What’s Happening in 2016-2017?

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.

We’ll update our facebook page when we know more.

Happy Halloween!

Thank You!

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!

Christmas 2014

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.

Merry Christmas from the Hiltons!

Halloween 2014

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!

Lights in 2014? We’re Tryin’!

Alright – We’re officially in decorating mode. We have new lights up on the eves (fancy LEDs that can do any color we want and change every 10 centimeters. They’re currently running a basic pattern for Halloween, check ’em out – no music right now, however), we have Charlie, Snoopy, and Snoopy’s Doghouse undergoing refurbishment, we have an electrician lined up to fix the mess our garage contractor left us with, and while we can’t make any promises as of yet, we’re going to do our best to get a display up for Christmas. Here goes nothing!

No Lights In 2013

Sorry Folks. No light display this year (aside from the basic stuff most folks have of course). We’ve been getting a lot of messages asking about it so here is the official notice.

We’re still trying to pick up the costly mess our contractor left after abandoning our garage project, and juggling full time jobs with a 1 year old. We’re cautiously optimistic for next year, however.

We hope folks will understand that when we do finally get around to starting things back up again, it may be on a smaller scale as some equipment will no doubt have fallen in to disrepair and the costs to replace all of it at once will be prohibitive.

No Lights In 2012

Since the phone keeps ringing and we keep getting emails, we’d like to let everyone know that we will not be doing a Halloween light display this year. We announced last winter that we planned to take at least a year off from the Christmas display due to the added costs of a new garage/addition and wanting to spend time with our new daughter, Zoey. We had intended to still do Halloween, however.

Unfortunately, the contractor we hired to build the garage said things would be done in May but has all but abandoned our job site unfinished. With a hole in our basement, a huge pile of dirt in our driveway, and an electrical panel which isn’t back together yet, we aren’t comfortable setting up a light display. Maybe next year!