Four Fort Saskatchewan residents have banded together this holiday season.
James Odenbach, Breanna Thomas, Nikki DeOliviera and Bryan DeOliviera strung up 1,600 lights to their joined duplex, which have been synchronized to music.
"They're each individually controlled by the computer through what's called PixelController," said Odenbach, who does lighting for concerts professionally. "There's software on the computer that maps where the lights are on the house. We put in an audio file, we run through that audio file, put timing marks in and then change the lights based on what we want to see on the house."
Odenbach added he has done many of these displays recreationally for other houses, but that this is the earliest he has seen a response from residents.
"It usually takes a couple years before the traffic starts picking up and people start noticing it," he explained. "It definitely exploded a lot faster than I thought it would."
Bryan DeOliviera also has experience with running lighting for his former church. The partnership with Odenbach and his housemate Breanna Thomas was a "no-brainer," Bryan adding he loves "spreading the Christmas spirit and this is the best way to do that."
"Right now, you can't go out and sing Christmas carols in the community, you can't be around your neighbour – but this brings the community together," said his wife, Nikki.
Currently, the display has four songs in rotation: 'Little Drummer Boy' by for KING & COUNTRY; 'My Favourite Things' by Pentatonix; 'What's This?' from The Nightmare Before Christmas and 'A Mysterious Christmas' by Peter Crowley.
The Christmas light show runs nightly from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 124 and 126 Radcliffe Wynd. Residents can tune in to 103.3 FM on their radios to get the full experience.
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