No Show December 28th

December 28th, 2019

Good day, Unfortunately, due to the weather there will be NO SHOW tonight, December 28th.

With heavy rain occurring now and rain in the forecast this evening, we wanted to take a moment to remind you about our weather procedures.

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Unlike most static lights, 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.

Especially this evening, or 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 find peace and joy this Holiday season.

– The Larson’s
New Hope forecast

New sequence

December 27th, 2019

We whipped up an addition for the show. It plays at 5pm sharp.

https://vimeo.com/381716386

Last weekend of the 2019 Display

December 27th, 2019

Rain, Heavy rain at that, is expected starting tomorrow and going through Sunday or beyond. This is the LAST weekend of the display, but we are anticipating being off tomorrow and probably Sunday due to the expected rain. If you want to see the show this weekend, come out this evening! We will post tomorrow what our status is. Tonight, we are lit!

December 26th

December 26th, 2019

Maybe the saddest day of the year!

Posts back online

December 26th, 2019

Apologies for not being able to post the last several days. We had some site work done and added SSL to keep everyone safe :). We are back up and able to post here again!