This year we didn’t sync our lights with music. With being on a highway it’s not safe to have drivers stopping. We still did a minute animation that looks good while you travel down the road. There are two houses in town on charter street that have lights to music. One is north of the square and the other is south of the square. I would take the time to check their lights out.
Next year is still up in the air. We might move the display in town or just continue putting up more and more lights with no music. We haven’t decided yet.
Video of Wizards of Winter.
Video of Carol of the Bells.
Video of Music Box Dancer.
Video of Deck the Rooftop.
Video of Jingle Bells.
Video of House on Christmas Street.
The lights won’t be running tonight. We still have power but it’s flickering a bit. I also don’t want to distract drivers on the road. Seems traffic is already moving slower than normal. Hopefully the display is still standing tomorrow and the show will be back on.
Jeremy and Sarah
We have a lot going on but not enough to miss this years lights. We didn’t have a show last year because our house sold right before the holidays. We also changed towns so you won’t catch us in Tolono anymore. We currently live just south of Monticello on 105. We didn’t want to go overboard this year with everything that is going on but still managed to use all 80 computerized channels. We also have about 14,000 lights. I still have about 8,000 lights new in boxes for next year. We reused the songs from 2010 to help get it going a little quicker.
We are located on a highway so use caution when enjoying the lights. There isn’t much room to pull off with the deep ditches. The old interurban is across the road if you are familiar with the area. I see people driving down it so I’m guessing it’s fine to use. I plan to go over there when I make the videos.
We are located 1 miles south of Monticello IL. Our address is 1422 N. State Highway 105.
Everyday from 6pm to 10pm.
I plan on getting the website updated soon. If you have questions just let me know. We don’t have signs out front this year with the radio station on it so don’t forget to write it down before you come.
It’s true that we won’t be doing our Christmas lights this year. We were planning on it but our house sold and the closing cuts into the holidays season. We also didn’t have enough time to get another location setup. It’s 100s of hours to design and setup a new location.
Thank you to everyone that has watched the lights over the years. We will be back next year in a different location. To make up for lost time we will have to make it bigger and better.