The Christmas Katy Story


Christmas Katy celebrates its tenth year of synchronized lighting in 2016.  We look forward to tweaking the display again this year and challenge our repeat visitors to catch the subtle changes.  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.  Last year we added a circular arch over the front door made up of 8 RGB circles that we built and were a big hit last year.  We added six RGB Coro Candy Canes which are back.  Our neighbors on the street who joined our show last year are all back as well.  There are 17 songs, or sequences for 2016.  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 Sunday, 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.

Christmas Katy 2016

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  28 Responses to “The Christmas Katy Story”

  1. Thank you we enjoy every year.

  2. What are the least busy days of the week and times? We would like to bring my 91 year old Katy Dad.
    Weekdays Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Wednesday we get quite a few after they go to Church. Last Saturday we had 800 vehicles from 6:00 to 10 PM.
    Sunday from 5:30 to 9:00 there were 400 vehicles. Numbers go up as we get closer to Christmas.

  3. This has become a family tradition for us. It is an mazing light show. Blessings to this family and the amount of joy brought to the Katy community.

  4. Thank you for all your hard work! My grandson loves seeing your decorations and lights every year! We’ve been twice this year already. He loves seeing the lights dance to the music. You do a fantastic job. We wish your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

  5. Is there a cover charge for this event?

    Reply: There is free!

  6. Thank you! Thank you! We stopped by wth our two boys tonight and were amazed. What gorgeous lights lights your you have coupled with wonderful choreography! I can’t believe I never knew about your display until today, but now I’m looking forward to bringing some family members by when they come to town. Merry Christmas to you!

  7. Amazing lights! We go every year. The best street that we have seen in Houston area!!!

  8. This was amazing!!!! I have never seen anything like this! It was the best way to start off the Christmas holiday! Merry Christmas!!!

  9. Overall, great as usual! Been coming by your place for the last 6 years. Appreciate your work on the enjoyable entertainment for the community. Liked your music changes for 2016. Could you please tell me what group is singing Do You Hear What I Hear? It’s a version I haven’t heard and I really like it. Thanks!

    Reply: This version is by Spiraling.

  10. What street in pin oak village?

    Reply: We are on Stoughton Court.
    There is a map in the website: Map link

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