Thank you again, City of New Hope, MN!

December 15th, 2016

Just in from the city of New Hope!

New Hope Sparkles winners have been selected.  The judges have named the winners of the 2016 New Hope Sparkles holiday lighting contest. The winners are:

For the second year in a row, the first place winner in the single-family residential category is Larson’s Lights!!!!!

The second place winner is the Setten family at 8717 Northwood Parkway. Go out and see their awesome display! They are just a block away from us.

We will all be recognized at the January 9 New Hope City Council meeting.

 
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Thank you to all that have visited us this holiday season!

We want to give a special thanks to all of our family who help us with the set-up and construction of our display.  We couldn’t have done it with out them, Jeff, Alex, Troy, Bjorn, Shanna, Julianna and Hailey.

A very special THANK YOU!! to all of our neighbors who put up with the extra lights and traffic while our display is bringing joy to the community.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

The Larson Family

Larson’s Lights and Weather

November 27th, 2016

Good day! The Lights are up and running for 2016! With two awesome nights under our belt. THANK YOU to all that have come out to see us and to our wonderful neighbors for graciously handling the extra traffic in our area.

With rain in the forecast the next several days, we wanted to take a moment to remind you about our weather procedures.

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Unlike most static lighs, our display is computer operated and uses software and high voltage controller boxes to control the lights. The electrical requirements for our show require us to have water sensing (GFCI) outdoor outlets in place and to use high grade electrical cords meant for wet conditions.

Rain is a particularly great problem for our show as the very nature of a GFCI outlet is to trip (or turn off) the outlet with any presence of water. With so many cords, connections and open ends in our display, it is impossible to prevent water from entering the system! That’s where the GFCI do their job – they shut down electricity and prevent the operation of the lights until water is removed from the system. It protects the electronics and protects all of us. Sometimes we can isolate this to one element and present the rest of the show with that element disabled if we can discover where the water is entering the system. Sometimes it requires us to disable the entire show. Amount of rain, how hard it falls and the length of the wet conditions also contributes to how the system reacts.

Snow is not nearly as much a problem for us as snow has to have a very high water content to be a problem for the display.

With all of that as background information we wanted all of you to understand that while you may be able to run your lights (and your neighbors may be able to) in the rain – we may or may not be able to.

When in doubt, please check this website OR our Facebook page. We will always post when the show is offline as we never want someone to come out and be disappointed!

May you continue to find peace and joy this Christmas season

– The Larson’s
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It is Almost Time

November 23rd, 2016

The lights are all up and reset after the storm last Friday!
We are plugging away at programming the newest additions to Larson’s Lights. If you are driving by between Wednesday and Friday, when we go live you may see a glimpse of us testing out our updated sequences and a soft launch of the show! Stay tuned for updates. 
As always a few friendly reminders please:
– Don’t block our neighbors driveways

– When turning around always do so safely and at an intersection instead of a private driveway

– No loud music 

– For your safety and to keep our display running – we ask that you not enter the display area 

– We can’t run the display in the rain and will post when we have to shut the display down due to rain ☔️
Thank you for following us and celebrating the holiday season with us!
The Larson’s

Lights going up

November 15th, 2016

Excited for the lights!
Here is a little preview of a side project we did! 🙂

Christmas in July!

July 11th, 2016

If you are in the area of Larson’s Lights this July, please join us as we celebrate Christmas in July with the melodic tunes of Christmas time broadcast on The Sled – 87.9.  Join us soon!  This limited time broadcast will only run until August 4th!