While searching for new displays to add to our Must See Christmas Lights Listing, I discovered Tyler Christmas Light Show in Massillon. As I read about the display on their website (click here to go to their site), I was especially intrigued with the fact that Austin first started creating the display in 2005, when he was in elementary school. What a great hobby for a child to get involved in!
That was 8 years ago and since then, Austin has created the Christmas display every year adding various new elements (i.e. features, lights, channels) each season. My family and I went to see the display in person this weekend and were extremely impressed. The lights were beautiful, we loved the song choice and the 30 minute show was the perfect length. It's definitely a display you'll want to check out this year!
I had an opportunity to check in with Austin Tyler to find out more about the display.
All About Tyler Christmas Light Show
The light show consists of 12,000 lights (4 controllers) synchronized to a variety of Christmas tunes. Shows run nightly from Thanksgiving until Christmas and start on the hour and last approximately 30 minutes.
What are your favorite aspects of the display? My favorite part of the show is the 14 foot mega tree that we added in 2010. I loved it so much I added another one last season.
Have you added anything new for the 2013? This year I focused on adding more controllers rather than props. This gives us the ability to add more effects to the show this year and more room for expansion in the years to come.
What are some of the songs it is synchronized to this year?
- Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
- Jingle Bells by Barbra Streisand
- First Snow by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
- Wizards in Winter by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
- Feliz Navidad by Jose Feliciano
- Nutrocker by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
- All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey
How long does it take you to set up each year? Putting up the lights, running electricity, and testing everything typically takes 2-3 weekends. Programming the show takes significantly longer. I estimate about 5 hours per song.
Why do you do it? It's a lot of fun and the community loves it. The joy it brings to people makes it worth it.
Because a picture is worth a thousand words, here are some videos from last years show:
Tyler Christmas Light Show Show Times
Where: 2505 Fallen Oak Circle in Massillon Ohio, 44646 (directions)
When: The show runs nightly from Thanksgiving to Christmas.
Radio Station: Tune the radio to 93.5 FM to hear the music.
Website: Visit the Tyler Christmas Light Show to find our more about the display.
Facebook Page: Like them on facebook to get updates about the display.
Have you ever seen the display? If so, leave a comment below and let us know what your favorite part is.
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