It all started back in 2005, when Carson Williams, an electrical engineer in Ohio, used 16,000 lights and a lot of timers to sync his Christmas display to “Wizards of Winter” by Trans-Siberian Orchestra. The video of his display took the Internet by storm. Now, an entire neighborhood has followed his example, and the result is stunning.
The city of Yucaipa, California loves Christmas. According to the city’s website, their annual Christmas parade is celebrating its 60th year, and the entire city gets involved in a holiday toy drive. But one neighborhood took the holiday spirit to another level, syncing all their lights to “Wizards of Winter” and filming the result from on high. They even set up a Facebook page, Yucaipa Christmas, filled with photos and videos of their world-beating display.
According to Billboard, even Trans-Siberian Orchestra is impressed.
“We were incredibly honored and flattered when we first saw a house in Mason, Ohio, sync their lights to ‘Wizards In Winter,’ but to see a whole community band together and do something like this is beyond words. We only hope they don’t send us the electric bill!”
How will next year’s display top this? We’re not sure. In the meantime, here are some of the best “Wizards of Winter” displays over the years.