December 4, 2012 > Dazzling Christmas light show returns
Dazzling Christmas light show returns
By Julie Grabowski
After a successful debut last December, Crossroads Church's Light Show is back and ready to dazzle the community once again. The popular and prevalent holiday staple found in Texas and throughout the Midwest proved to be a local crowd pleaser, drawing over 2,500 people last year. It also captured the top prize in the Irvington Business Association's Holiday Lights Competition.
On weekends throughout the holiday season attendees will be treated to a fantastic show generated by a central computerized 24-foot tree, which allow lights to change color and move to music. 10,000 additional lights were added this year, bringing the grand total up to 40,000 LED sparklers. Flashing on trees, fixtures, and bushes, lights are choreographed to seven holiday songs from the classic "Carol of the Bells" to Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You." While the playlist is the same as last year, different visual effects have been created this time around, sure to delight returning visitors and newcomers alike.
This is not your typical drive-by lights display, but an opportunity to get out of the car, take a seat, and enjoy a carefully crafted performance with family, friends, and the community. Chairs will be set up in the church courtyard; nights can be chilly, so bring those gloves, scarves, and down jackets.
Instead of offering specific start times, this year's show will play on a continuous 30-minute loop, allowing attendees to come and go as they please. (Caution: The show contains a lot of rapid movement and the lights sometimes have a strobe effect that may be a health concern for anyone susceptible to epileptic seizures).
Hosted by Pastor Paul McGovern, this event is an offering to the community, a way to give back and share the joy of the season. The Crossroads Church Light Show is not to be missed, a thrilling, fun, and joyous celebration of Christmas, well on its way to becoming a local holiday staple.
For more information contact Kurt Alber at (316) 371-4393.
Crossroads Church Light Show
Weekends, Dec 2 - 30
Fridays and Sundays: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
41386 Fremont Blvd., Fremont