Christmas Katy is back for 2021. We are sure that you are ready to get out and see some lights! We begin our shows on Thanksgiving. You will find new songs and changes to our display that you count on. Shows start at 5:30 PM until 9:00 PM Sunday thru Thursday. Friday and Saturdays 5:30 Pm until 10:00 PM. We will be up and running through January 1st. Christmas Eve we will run until 10:00 PM.
We have been lighting up Christmas for 15 years and hope you have enjoyed it as much as we have.
Snow In Katy Texas, December 8th, 2017 We were there!
We look forward to the season and hope you enjoy your holidays. For 2021 we have added some new songs, and constructed a large new Bethlehem Star, along with 8 new LED mini trees which will be along the curb. Several new controllers were needed along with the new lights and we are really excited to see how things look. We have been working since April on the programming and completed construction in June on the new elements. Last year we started preparation in July with new window light frames and substantial program changes to take into account additional smart lights around the windows and facia of the house. In September equipment was mobilized to our house from storage for testing lights and dusting off and painting. November 1st we will actively begin putting lights up and props out and have to be completed in 24 days to begin our shows on Thanksgiving night. When Christmas Katy started the original show used 48 channels of LOR (Light O Rama) controllers. This has grown over the years and this year ballooned to 12,396 channels of DMX across 67 universes, on 384 circuits. There are 1161 channels of LOR active. We have 8 Cosmic Ribbons which really accent the show, and these have been augmented by the addition of multiple additional RGB smart ribbons, RGB strings, and RGB modules which run off additional controllers on separate networks. Each Cosmic Ribbon (from LOR) has 50 RGB LED lights. These are individually color controlled and together add 1256 channels to our show. Each LED light must be programmed when to turn on or off, and what color to produce. The RGB smart lights are on 6 mini arches along the street and add additional pop to the show. We have also built some RGB modules for each of the 16 posts around the Triple Mega and the 8 posts which border the sidewalk. In 2015 we added a circular arch on our gate made up of 8 RGB Magic circles that we built and were a big hit. Over the front door we have suspended a 6 ft. high Bethlehem Cross LED. We added six RGB Coro Candy Canes which are back. Our neighbors on the street who joined our show are back as well. There are 20 songs, or sequences for 2020. The 25 ft. Triple Mega Tree is back and is the largest item in our display. There are three Mega Trees on the left side, two in the middle and one on the right. That is 6 Mega Trees in all. Other notable features are the RGB “Marty Fan” with 16 Channels and the Cosmic Arches on the left side of the display. As a tribute to our son and daughter we have a Katy Bengal Brigade Mascot reflecting when our daughter was Colonel in the Brigade, and the LED Katy Tiger Mascot for when our son was a Captain at Katy High School Football. While they are grown and have families of their own these stay in our display. We hope you can visit and enjoy the holiday music and the light synchronization. We will start our shows Thanksgiving night and will continue through Friday, December 25th. Sunday through Thursday from 6:00 PM to 9 PM, Friday and Saturday 6:00 PM to 10 PM. Christmas Day the show will be extended to 10 PM. Please remember to turn your headlights off, and use your parking lights when you watch the show. Please no emergency lights flashing . If you get a chance to park please do not park against the flow of traffic. Turn your radio to FM 89.9 for the music. Any questions can be emailed to ChristmasKaty5757@Comcast.net and we will respond as soon as possible.