CHRISTMAS 2007 STATISTICS
Our 2007 Christmas Display was up and running
from December 1st until New Years Day with the lights will on
nightly from about 5pm until 9pm. Trains ran on most Friday/Saturday/Sunday nights, and the "Village in the
Garage" was open at weekends and a lot of "bonus" days. From
New Years Day it was just the nativity scene until Twelfth Night..
Below is a note I posted just before Christmas
Sadly, on December 22nd, we had some "visitors" who do not
understand the Christmas Spirit and attempted to damage the display. Worst
impacted was "Donner" (from the reindeer farm) who was placed in the
road and clearly hit by a car. This unsurprisingly was very upsetting to
our children who noticed as we left for church on Sunday morning. I am glad to
say that we WILL continue the display and that Donner is back after a visit to
the (electrical) hospital. The Christmas Spirit lives on and true in our hearts.
Please feel free to drop by and let us spread some cheer!
for the online newspaper article from the Contra Costa Times on December
13th, 2007. You can find the printed version from the Tri-Valley Herald here,
and the printed version from the San Ramon Valley Times (December 15th 2007) here.
There is an internet video here
on the Contra Costa Times website.
And here is our very rough video (hope to
refilm shortly)... images/Christmas 2007 Unedited.wmv
And, finally, here
is a little photo album.
Here are the statistics on the 2007 Christmas
The Yard Display.....
(6,000 are LED's including the icicles)
||5 (250 lights)
|LIGHTED DISPLAYS (NATIVITY, SNOWMEN ETC.)
|BATTERY POWERED LIGHTS
||45 (FOR THE
"TRAIN OF LIGHTS")
|GROUND PEGS (to stop it blowing away!)
||ABOUT 7 SHEETS
(BEFORE THEY WERE CUT UP AND SHAPED INTO ELVES, HOUSES, ANGELS ETC.)
|IRON BAR TO SUPPORT DISPLAYS
||16 (TOTAL LENGTH 48
||2000+ ft (40
CABLES OF 25' OR MORE)
|POWER OUTLETS (PLUGS)
||More than 350 ft
||4+ ENGINES, 10+
|LOW VOLTAGE CABLE
||2 DEDICATED, 2
||JUST UNDER 40 AMPS
LESS than last year - we are
going to LED's.....
|TIME TO PUT IT ALL UP
||About 8 man-days!
|TIME TO PUT IT ALL AWAY
||At least as long as to put it up!