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A Letter from Nick

 

 

Hello everyone!

Thank you for taking the time to check out my St. Louis home display of Christmas lights. It has grown a lot since I started it in 1996 and continues to remain a year round hobby and passion for me.

To tell you a little about my display, when I started the display in 1996, it included 30,000 animated lights, spread throughout scenes in mine and my neighbor's front yards. (My gracious neighbors were kind enough to let me take over their yards every holiday season.) Now, I have moved to a bigger home with a much bigger yard that can accomodate my 200,000 bulb display. Although this website includes videos and photos, I add new scenes to my display every year, so there is always something new to see. This year, for 2013, I will be enhancing my manger scene to make it have a greater point of emphasis in the display as a whole.

You and your family are always welcome to come by and visit during the Christmas season. I usually turn the lights on a little before dusk and leave them on until about 10pm. The display is open every evening from Thanksgiving night all the way through New Year's Eve so long as the weather is not severe enough to make the driveway dangerously icy. (I DO turn off the display and close off access if I believe inclement weather has made the driveway hazardous.) If you and your family would like to see the display, feel free to come by, stay awhile and look, and take as many pictures or videos as you want; there is NO fee or charge to come see my display. There is a circular section halfway up the driveway with plenty of room for you to look and turn around when you're done.

In the meantime, check out the display through this website! The links at the top of the page include a printable PDF flyer of the display with directions and a map. You are welcome to print out as many as you want and give them to anyone you want! I also have a link to a video of the display that shows my entire 2012 show, animation and all, as well as a photo tour (requires Microsoft PowerPoint) where you can click your way through the scenes in the display from the entrance all the way until the end. If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, I would love to hear them. It always makes my day when I hear that my display made someone else's day. My Facebook link will take you to STL Holiday Lighting’s facebook page (my company that installs holiday lights on homes and businesses in St. Louis) where you can leave any comments about the display that you wish.  If you have any questions about my display or creating your own, email me at Nick@STLHolidayLighting.com.

If you are a beginner thinking about starting your own display, I say go for it! I would like to warn you though, that at present, my display costs me over $2.50/hour just in my electric bill and many of the scenes you see in my yard were custom built by me.

As I mentioned before, although my display can compete with many small light parks, I offer it to St. Louis free of charge as a courtesy of my holiday lighting installation business. If you are thinking about hiring a professional to make your house look great this season, consider getting an estimate from STL Holiday Lighting.

Thank you and have a Merry Christmas!