The Christmas Katy Story

Christmas Katy celebrates its eleventh year of synchronized lighting in 2017.  We look forward to season and hope you enjoy our display.  We begin preparation in late October by moving all the lights and props from storage to the house 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 22 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 6866 channels.  We have 8 Cosmic Ribbons which really accent the show, and these have been augmented by the addition of additional RGB smart ribbon, 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 over the front door made up of 8 RGB circles that we built and were a big hit.  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 17 songs, or sequences for 2017.  The 32 ft. Triple Mega Tree is back and is the largest item in our display.  There is a second Mega Tree which is red/green.  Other notable features are the RGB “Marty Fan” with 16 Channels and the Cosmic Arches on the left side of the 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 Monday, December 25th.  Sunday through Thursday from 5:30 PM to 9 PM, Friday and Saturday 5:30 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 CK57@Comcast.net and we will respond as soon as possible.

Christmas Katy 2016
Christmas Katy 2016  (Photo by Tom@Txdronepics.com )

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2015

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2015
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2012

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Christmas Katy 2011