This Website is Dedicated to our son

                    Michael Carroll 

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 This Website is Dedicated to our son Michael Carroll 

‘Tis The Season For Our
15th Lighting Celebration

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Lights are ON Fri, Sat & Sun at 6:00pm. Then all Christmas Week 

Until January 1st, 2022

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When I first Decorated the house to Synchronized lights, this is what went through my head.

7-3-21 : This year I'm going to do a "Flash Back" and set the display exactly like it was in 2008 

7-4-21 : Creating new sequences (songs)

9-2-21 : Fixing Mega Tree

9-12-21 : Testing New FM Transmitter

9-21-21 : Fixing Props and Replacing Bulbs

9-26-21 : designing 2008 layout for 2021

9-30-21 : Constructing new arches 

10-2-21 : Working on Matrix (display screen)

9-26-21 : Ordered cords & plugs

10-3-21 : Finished new arches 

10-7-21 : Replacing Cat5 Networking

10-10-21 : Installed CCR/RGB Matrix

10-16-21 : Last Arch & Alley Stars Installed

10-23-21 : Fixed JOY sign

10-13-21 : Installed 1 Arch, with 1 to go

10-31-21 : Installed MCsign, Crosses, Stars, Controllers, Matrix Star. JOY Sign

11-2-21 : Controller PWR + Networking

11-6-21 :Arch's Connected & Tested

11-7-21 : Wired/Fixed MC Sign + Wired MC Sign Chaser Lights + Wired Crosses

11-12-21 :Big Trees Wired

11-13-21 : Mega Tree + Joy Sign 

11-14-21 : Star Left, Middle & Right wired,  Candles, Matrix Frame, Mega Tree Box Lights...started to sleet I stopped

11-16-21 : Picked/re-sequenced this Years Songs (all up-beat)

11-17-21 : Fixed and Installed 8 Stars  

11-18-21 : Banners Lighted/Stars Wired/Pin Spots installed and wired on MC Sign---The 2021 Neatlights Display Is Finished! 

Over the August 21st, 2021 weekend I decided to install shelves in the "holiday Hut"

The Fun Begins
The Fun Begins

Emptied out most of the "Holiday Hut"

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Everybody Outside

Put all my new/unused lights outside

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Adding "stuff" to the workbench

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The Fun Begins

Emptied out most of the "Holiday Hut"

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                             Install Weather 2021                  

Sept 2 - 74°                    Oct 2 - 74°             Nov  2 - 47°

Sept 12 - 82°                  Oct 3 - 70°            Nov 6 - 56°

Sept 21 - 76°                   Oct 7 - 77°            Nov 7 - 60°

Sept 26 - 72°                   Oct 10 -76°           Nov 12 - 56°

Sept 30 - 71°                   Oct 13 - 73°           Nov 13 - 38°

                                          Oct 16 - 67°         Nov 14 - 38°

                                          Oct 23 - 50°         Nov 17 - 65°

                                          Oct 31 - 57°          Nov 18 - 55°

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Please Join Us For A Merry Christmas Of 
Synchronized Lights To Music!

What?

Synchronized Lights and Music

on your car radio at 88.3FM

Where?

Time?

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

From 6:00pm to 10:20PM

Then All Christmas Week

Until January 1st, 2022

519 South Wabash Street

Wheeling WV 26003

Go To The Directions Page

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The 2021 Playlist
6:00:00 PM:- 8:09:35 PM: Michael Dedication Show Opener
6:00:13 PM:- 8:09:48 PM: 15th Season
6:00:24 PM:- 8:09:58 PM: Rascal Flatts - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
6:04:11 PM:- 8:13:45 PM: Trans- Siberian Orchestra - Wizards in Winter 
6:07:17 PM:- 8:16:52 PM: Idina Menzel - Let It Go
6:10:55 PM:- 8:20:29 PM: Facebook Playlist
6:11:15 PM:- 8:20:48 PM: Alan Silvestri - Spirit Of The Season (Polar Express)
6:13:46 PM:- 8:23:20 PM: Alan Silvestri - Polar Express Suite
6:19:50 PM:- 8:29:23 PM: Facebook - Michaels Meanies 
6:20:02 PM:- 8:29:35 PM: Listen To The Lights 
6:20:19 PM:- 8:29:51 PM: 15th Season
6:20:30 PM:- 8:30:02 PM: Disney - Believe In Holiday Magic 
6:31:25 PM:- 8:40:58 PM: MX47 - Sugar Plum Groove
6:33:16 PM:- 8:42:48 PM: Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Christmas Eve Sarajevo
6:36:38 PM:- 8:46:09 PM: Listen To The Lights 
6:36:54 PM:- 8:46:26 PM: Burl Ives - Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Mix 
6:39:34 PM:- 8:49:06 PM: Burl Ives - Holly Jolly Christmas 
6:41:48 PM:- 8:51:20 PM: Facebook Neatlights Playlist
6:42:08 PM:- 8:51:39 PM: 15th Season
6:42:18 PM:- 8:51:49 PM: Billy Squire - Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You 
6:45:10 PM:- 8:54:41 PM: Jimmy Boyd - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus 
6:47:45 PM:- 8:57:16 PM: Bobby Helms - Jingle Bell Rock 
6:49:58 PM:- 8:59:28 PM: Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Mad Russian Christmas  
6:54:40 PM:- 9:04:10 PM: Facebook - Michaels Meanies 
6:54:52 PM:- 9:04:22 PM: Listen To The Lights 
6:55:09 PM:- 9:04:38 PM: 15th Season
6:55:19 PM:- 9:04:49 PM: The Go Fish Guys - Christmas With a Capital "C"
6:59:02 PM:- 9:08:31 PM: The Go Fish Guys - Joy To The World
7:02:34 PM:- 9:12:04 PM: Facebook Neatlights Playlist
7:02:54 PM:- 9:12:23 PM: 15th Season
7:03:04 PM:- 9:12:33 PM: Vince Guaraldi - Linus & Lucy
7:06:11 PM:- 9:15:40 PM: Holiday Express - Disco Santa (N.O.E.L)
7:09:43 PM:- 9:19:11 PM: Trans-Siberian Orchestra - NutRocker 
7:13:49 PM:- 9:23:18 PM: Listen To The Lights 
7:14:06 PM:- 9:23:34 PM: 15th Season
7:14:16 PM:- 9:23:45 PM: Mannheim Steamroller - Good King Wenceslas 
7:17:50 PM:- 9:27:19 PM: Mannheim Steamroller - God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman 
7:22:16 PM:- 9:31:44 PM: Ringo Starr - Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
7:24:39 PM:- 9:34:07 PM: Thurl Ravenscroft - You're A Mean One Mr Grinch
7:27:39 PM:- 9:37:06 PM: Facebook - Michaels Meanies 
7:27:51 PM:- 9:37:18 PM: 15th Season
7:28:01 PM:- 9:37:29 PM: The Navy Band - Dueling Jingle Bells 
7:30:01 PM:- 9:39:28 PM: Barenaked Ladies - Jingle Bells 
7:33:58 PM:- 9:43:25 PM: Tractors - Boogie Woogie Choo-Choo Train 
7:37:40 PM:- 9:47:07 PM: Clint Black_Rudolf the Red-Nose Reindeer 
7:40:04 PM:- 9:49:31 PM: Kurt Russell - Santa is Back in Town (Christmas Time Pretty Baby) 
7:42:33 PM:- 9:52:00 PM: Listen To The Lights 
7:42:50 PM:- 9:52:16 PM: 15th Season
7:43:01 PM:- 9:52:27 PM: David Foster - Carol of the Bells
7:45:32 PM:- 9:54:58 PM: Johnny Mathis - It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
7:47:46 PM:- 9:57:12 PM: Andy Williams - Happy Holidays 
7:50:21 PM:- 9:59:46 PM: Boston Pops - Sleigh Ride 
7:53:19 PM:-10:02:44 PM: Kate Smith - Silver Bells
7:55:54 PM:-10:05:19 PM: Nat King Cole - Caroling Caroling
7:57:56 PM:-10:07:21 PM: Listen To The Lights 
7:58:12 PM:-10:07:37 PM: 15th Season
7:58:23 PM:-10:07:48 PM: The Carpenters - Sleigh Ride
8:01:07 PM:-10:10:30 PM: Mariah Carey- All I Want For Christmas Is You 
8:05:07 PM:-10:14:30 PM: Bruno Mars - Uptown "Christmas" Funk


Encore:

10:19:24 PM: Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird
10:28:32 PM: The Hit Crew - Devil Went Down To Georgia
10:32:13 PM: LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem
10:36:35 PM: Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling
10:40:39 PM: Goodnight Message

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 How it Started

 

Michael (our son, 9 years old in 2006) was still recovering from Leukemia so he was home bound a good part of the time and one day back in December 2006 Michael was watching the Carson Williams video of Wizards in Winter on youtube.com and he looked up at me smiled and said....."You can do that Dad, can't you?" In a shaky voice I mumbled....yeah, I knew it would take me some time to research and build it. well. that was what I did. I tried to build my own controller which was not so hard of a project I found a website Do It Yourself Christmas and bought a controller kit but I was having trouble spending the time needed to get this project online before Christmas 2007, so I started to search the internet again and I found Light-O-Rama & Wowlights, I purchased most of my equipment from wowlights.com by late 2007 I was ready for my 1st attempt. I was happy with the results so happy with it, I left them on way after New Years and Linda was asking me in early February to put my toys away. and with that I did. And all winter, spring and summer I was thinking on how I was going to make 2008 even better.

How the Lights Stole Christmas Story

 

*I spent all of 2007 assembling controllers and sequencing the music (I never told anybody I was doing this) and in late November 2007 Linda asked me what I needed for the Christmas lights for the season I told her I needed 30-100 strands of mini-white lights, 10-100 bulbs in Red, Blue, Green and 20-100 bulb Multi's and 16-50ft extension cords and...at this time she looked at me like I was nuts and I took her outside and explained what I did and she said, "Oh, great....We're the Griswold's" I reminded her of what Michael asked me last year so I explained in detail how it works and that weekend as I was installing the system Linda was "coming on board" with the concept and gave many suggestions and helped install the system, all this without Michael knowing what we were doing, It was fantastic watching the whole show come together for the first time. I spent many hours after Michael went to bed and sat in my car and watched the lights blink to the music, that's when I knew this was no longer a hobby, its an obsession :)

The Early Surprise

 

We were ready to surprise Michael with our new "Lights" toy, he still had no idea that I built the system. The wife and I took Michael out to dinner and when we got close enough to home to pick up the music on the radio he heard Wizards in Winter and said...."Hey, turn that up"..and while he was jammin' we got in front of the house and he looked up and saw the house jammin' in its own special way, He said..... "You Did it, You Remembered" the look on his face made all the 100's of hours of work worth it. I will never forget the expression on his face.

The Story Continues...

In June of 2013 Michael was diagnosed with a Grade IV brain tumor, the tumor developed because of a radiation treatment he had in 2004 to stop his Leukemia, I have to admit after all these years of doing a Synchronized Christmas Light Show I was having doubts, but Michael likes what we do, so the show continues.

 

The Worst...

Michael passed away on July 3rd 2014 at 2:15am and I did continue the light show in 2014 and 2015 might be my last year, (as you can read that didn't happen) it's a lot of work and it takes me 5 weekends to set up the display to be ready for Thanksgiving Night, and I am not getting any younger and since Michael was my only child my drive to do this light show is dwindling, but this Light Display was Michael's idea and that resonates in my head with every hour I install this light display. Here it is 2021 and I'm planning/designing to do the display (our 15th Christmas Season)

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This Website is Dedicated to our son

                    Michael Carroll 

Here is the Featured Video for the 2021 Season

Here is the Featured Video for the 2013 Season.This is a request from Michael, He asked me to do this song to lights

 (This video will always be here as long as I have this website)

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