Welcome to the Downs Family Christmas Light Ministry
Every year, the show changes slightly, and this year is no different. We've gained a song, lost a song, and converted to one intermission, since most of our visitors didn't realize we had two, and they felt that they missed their favorite. We've also introduced 'yard rings' to give more movement to the display.
In case of inclement weather, check this page for show status.
Note that areas in the field that have puddles due to rain, or are otherwise potential 'get your car stuck' locations are marked off with traffic cones. Please try to avoid these areas if at all possible.
Check out the Donations page for the final totals for 2010 (2011 was even better). We will be updating the page for 2011 very soon. Weather permitting, 2012 should be yet another record breaking year.
Follow us on our Facebook fan page. We'll be updating it throughout the year with pictures and comments.
Our current song list for 2012 contains a total of seven show songs plus one intermission. Here is the playlist:
|Christmas With a Capital C||Go Fish|
|Christmas Eve Sarajevo||Trans Siberian Orchestra||Joy to the World||Go Fish||Jingle Bells||Cast of Glee|
|Do You Hear What I Hear?||Spiraling|
|O Holy Night||David Phelps|
|12 Days of Christmas||Relient K|
The intermission song is a funky version of Jingle Bells by 11 Acorn Lane from their Happy Holy Days album. It's pretty cool Christmas music, and you might want to download the entire album. We only use the first 2 minutes or so of the song.
The background of the introduction is the first minute of What Child is This by Michael W Smith.
As always, every song we use can be downloaded from iTunes. We hope you buy the music and help support these awesome artists.
Last year we received a visit by the Ugandan Orphans Choir, an amazing group of kids from Uganda that travel the US singing and dancing, in hopes of raising awareness about the problems back home in their native Uganda. We hated to get them out on a cold night, but couldn't resist a picture.
We thought everybody might enjoy this video we made in 2010 while setting up one of the two giant trees. This is a time-lapse video that compresses two hours of work into two minutes. Enjoy!