UPDATE: We’ve found the lights we need. Thanks to all who went looking. We’ll have some new additions for 2011!
This is the time of year when all the Christmas lights go on sale and we stock up for next year. Unfortunately, no one seems to have any lights left over to mark down this season. So we’re looking for a little help. Read on for details.. Continue reading A Little Help… Please? →
Hello all! We hope you had a great Thanksgiving and just wanted to let you know what we’re aiming for December 5th to turn on the lights, but we are not sure it will happen quite that soon. We’ll post again here and on facebook when things are ready.
Just a quick note to let you all know that the videos for Halloween have been posted.. You can find them here:
Thanks to everyone who stopped by last night with kind words about the display. We hope you had a great Halloween. For the first time ever, we were worried that we might not have enough candy!
We might have Halloween videos up soon.. but we’re not sure yet. It depends on if we can get it recorded before tearing it down to make way for Christmas. …which we still have a lot to do to get ready for!
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.
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!