UPDATES WILL BE POSTED HERE ABOUT OUR 2018 CHRISTMAS LIGHT SHOW to music located in Harker Heights, Texas (Fort Hood area) as well as on our Facebook page. Make sure to bookmark this page and like our Facebook page to keep up with the latest news.
Feel free to walk or drive by! Our Christmas light show is roughly 45 minutes long and repeats on the hour every hour during show times. Between showtimes, we have an intermission where the lights are steady on with no music. To listen to the music during the show, please read the FAQ’s below.
Christmas Light Show Dates:
December 1 – 25, 2018
Christmas Light Show Times:
Dec 1 – 23: 6pm-10pm (last show starts at 9pm)
Dec 24 & 25: 6pm-Midnight (last show starts at 11pm)
428 Winter Sun Drive in Harker Heights, Texas
We keep getting asked how much it cost to attend. Guys, we are just a house in a regular ole’ subdivision who loves Christmas lights and try to be the Griswold’s every year. It’s FREE y’all =)
This year we allowed our neighborhood to pick out the surprise song since they have to listen to this over and over again for 25 days and put up with all the traffic every year! We hope you enjoy!
Let’s Get Ready to Rumble
* 30-second Intermission*
Christmas Vacation Theme Song
Wizards in Winter
House on Christmas Street
Christmas in Dixie
Carol of the Bells
*17 Minute Intermission (Lights steady on, NO MUSIC)*
Radio Station For Music: 88.1 FM
How do I hear the Music?
Tune into FM Station 88.1 from your car to hear the music (or with a handheld radio). We no longer have a speaker outside as it is hard to hear over the cars. Make sure you bring a handheld radio if you are walking up to the show so you can hear the music.
What songs are in this year’s show?
Please see the music lineup section above.
How long is the light show?
The show this year lasts about 43 minutes with an end of show intermission of approximately 17 minutes. The best time for video is anytime during the show and the best time for pictures is the end of show intermission between shows when the lights are steady on (there will be no music being played during intermission).
Will you post a video?
Yes, we will update this post with a video in January, so if you are not in the area make sure to subscribe to my updates on Facebook as I will announce it there when the video is up or on Twitter. We also have a Facebook page set up as well that you can follow!
How many lights are there?
This year we have about 30,000 lights up!
How long did it take to put together?
It took about 400 man-hours to put everything together this year! Which is quicker than in past years. I think we are finally getting a routine down, lol!
Is there anything else we should be aware of?
Yes! Feel free to take pictures or video from the street, but do not park/walk in the driveway or walk into the yard. We have surveillance cameras set up to protect our property and we will notify Santa if you are caught being naughty! =) Also, please be mindful of our neighbors and do not block driveways or the flow of traffic, cops have no issue writing tickets and they do patrol our neighborhood frequently!
Is there somewhere to park?
Yes, park along the side of the street, but do not park directly in front of the house, so others can enjoy the show as well, and do not block driveways. You can also park at the school and walk down (make sure you bring a handheld radio to listen to the music if you do this). You can actually see our house from Skipcha Elementary.
Can we walk into the yard or driveway?
No. Please be respectful of our hard work and stay out of the yard and driveway areas. In past years we have had lights damaged causing us to shell out even more money and several man-hours to repair! Additionally, we have had our vehicles receive brand new scratches on them!
Can we take pictures?
Absolutely, from the road only though! Do not walk into the yard or the driveway. There will be about a 17-minute intermission between shows, where the lights will be steady on to allow for pictures.
How/What can we donate?
We have been asked this a lot lately! Believe it or not, our electric bill does not go up that much thanks to using 95% LED lights. The LED lights are what is so expensive and we are constantly having to repair/replace them.
If you would like to donate, we are always looking for solid colored LED lights (all sizes and colors EXCEPT warm white as we do not use those) and LED rope lights (solid colors except warm white). Feel free to drop them off (just leave them on the porch if we are not here).
We are also on the hunt for any gingerbread or candy decorations. We are trying to nail down a theme and Bridget loves gingerbread men. Huge thanks to one of our neighbors who dropped off several cutouts of gingerbread men at the end of the 2015 show which is Bridget’s favorite (unbeknownst to him)!
If you are wanting to make a monetary donation instead: