Show time 2017

It’s that time of year again and Carlsbad Lights is up and running. Show starts at 5PM Monday through Sunday, ends at 9:30 Sunday through Thursday, and runs a bit later until 10PM Friday and Saturday. Don’t forget to tune your radios to 89.9FM to hear the music that’s synchronized […]


Show time 2016

It’s another Christmas light season and we’re finally up and running. I’ve been running short on time this year and it’s a miracle it’s working with all the setbacks and minor issues. Two controllers died, audio issues, and major lack of time. But.. the show goes on and it’s finally […]


Show time 2015 4

The light show is live and running for the 2015 Christmas season. We’ll be running the lights Sunday through Thursday from 5:30 to 9:30PM, Friday and Saturday from 5:30 to 10:30PM. It’s a new show, new lights and a couple new songs. Merry Christmas! 



2015 setup has begun

Setup has begun again, a bit late but I have an excuse… There’s been many changes this year and we have a new team member to the Carlsbad light crew! Our little miracle baby boy was born earlier this year and he’s taken up a lot of the free time […]


Show delay

Unfortunately we’re experiencing Murphy’s Law in full effect. First I’m way behind on sequencing and integrating the new software into the show that basically controls all the lights, Second problem happened over the weekend when a light controller decided to go bad that controls 2/3rd’s of the mega tree, then […]



2014 holiday light setup

We’ve begun building the larger props like the mega tree which always seem to take a lot longer than expected. We thought it’d be a piece of cake since we did this last year and learned what not to do, but it still took most of the day to complete. […]


Let the season begin

Christmas decorating has begun and is in full force this weekend. We’re feverishly working on getting lights untangled and strung up, props build and controllers ready for action. We have a few new items this year but are moving right along quicker than last year.



Halloween lights and video

Seems I’ve fallen victim to the CLAP, (Christmas Light Addiction Problem), pretty bad. Now I have to try and integrate video into the display. This Halloween is going to be an experiment into the world of video animation. I’ve found you can use videos and projectors in creative ways to […]


You’re doing what?

Yep that’s right, I’m already hard at work creating new props for the upcoming Christmas light show. In my mind I only have 7 maybe 8 months left to prepare! This years show is going to be awesome with lots of new stuff thats requiring a lot of soldering and […]

San Device pixel controller

Happy New Year 2014

Happy New Year! With the new year comes the end of the show. It was a glorious first year decorating the house and everything went according to plans. I’m sad to see it end but am looking forward to Christmas 2014. It’s going to be bigger, better and brighter in […]