When to start Xmas lights

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  1. Habbosrus

    Habbosrus New house (again) 2017

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    Just wondering when people are planning to start their Xmas light displays? I am planning for Saturday 30 Nov. I thought Saturday night might be a good night to start.
     
  2. Benschristmaslights

    Benschristmaslights Dedicated Elf Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    I will be doing the same
     
  3. DeeJai

    DeeJai Is that Magic Smoke?!?

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    ditto
     
  4. Beacy

    Beacy It's so much better on the dark side

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    I'm holding off till 5th Dec I need the time
     
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    Try for Dec 1 start, but I like a week or so of testing, so I hope to get lights up and running by Nov 25th or so
     
  6. mborg10

    mborg10 Michael Borg

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    Dec 1 for me. Start the crowds off slow and if I have to make any fine tuning. If you build it they will come.
     
  7. Charl Marais

    Charl Marais For my twins was the excuse I started with.

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    I start late. This was made for the twins so starts on their birthday 11 December.
     
  8. ԆцряєсϮ

    ԆцряєсϮ Senior Elf

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    Dec 1, or 2 or maybe 3.............. How long have we got left? :D
    I would rather a nice low key first night just to ensure everything does what its told.
     
  9. greg58

    greg58 Full Time Elf

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    I'm away till the 10th, so it's the 11th for me.
     
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    It will take me the next 2-3weeks to get everything out, wired up and tidied up, then testing with the music on my wireless headphones. Not entirely sure when actual "show on" will be, sometime end of Nov probably. Also depends on neighbour as we go one for one, he has animated while I have musical sequence running then vice versa for the entire show.
     
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    ho crap you guys are slow .. my show will be on ,,,,the 15 novemebre ... by then we migh have 1 ft of snow so i need to be ready for it as it is already 0 celcius and they expect 2-5 cm if snow sunday ... cheer
     
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    mborg10 Michael Borg

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    No snow here, just warm summer nights, singlets and cold beer. You have to worry about shoveling snow, we have to worry about the grass growing too quick.
     
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    November 30th...have open house, and then flip the switch at 8:00 THat is aLOT of stress that it will actually work, I usually go out the night before around midnight and just turn them on for a song, with no volume kicking out the speakers, only on radio...just to make sure its not a total Holy Crap moment at 8 the next night
     
  14. DanJ

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    In the US here, so Thanksgiving night (Thursday, 11/28 this year) is my target first night to run the display. I laid out the weeks prior to that to put up lights and various other Christmas display items (nativity scene, cross, etc) with the goal of testing out the display the weekend before Thanksgiving. Hope this helps!!
     
  15. pipersmall

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    Aiming for an 8:30pm start on December 1st here. Fingers crossed.
     

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