Well, another season of lights and music has come and gone.
We won’t have an exact count till later in the week, but I do know we beat last season’s totals by far and away. Our last night, which is a Sunday, saw us far busier than we’ve been traditionally.
I’m very, very proud of the work that we’ve done, and the success that we’ve had this year. But, it’s not just the lights, or the music that do it. There are many, many people and organizations that have helped us along the way, all year long. We’ll announce how we did and try to say thank you to everyone in a few days, after we get with the food bank and get our results.
We did have some technical issues, which will be resolved next year, if we do decide that we will continue on. But, all in all, we’re pretty pleased with the show that we put together and the way it went.
Again, our first THANK YOU for everything that everyone has done for us throughout 2013. Best wishes to everyone for a happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year. We’ll have more info in a few days.
Well, the big day has finally come. Santa’s big day. Leaving for work this morning, I was outside cleaning off my car, and the lights were off. It was incredibly quiet, and it was flurrying just a little bit. I was imagining what it would be like in 12 hours….lights on, snowing just a bit, happy children running around.
Everything is ready….almost. The last minute details are being tended to in the workshop.
We’ll have the lights up at 7 PM. It’ll be a longer than usual show, 40-45 minutes, and Santa and his elves will arrive towards the end of the show with goodies for everyone.
This is what it’s all about….quiet, peace, music and lights.
Try to get here early….and once again, thank you so much for all you’ve done to support Koehler Family Christmas and the Food Bank of Central New York.
Holy Mackerel!!! What a great crowd tonight. I think it was a new world record. Thanks so much for coming out, everyone. The weather was nice and warm, lots of cars, lots of kids, lots of everything. We did a great job for the Food Bank of Central New York tonight, with your help.
Next up…….our FANTASMAGORICAL CHRISTMAS EVE SHOW!! An extra long light show, starting at 7 PM. Fun, candy for everyone, and surprises for the kids, culminating in a visit, direct from the North Pole, of SANTA CLAUS!!! You should really try and make this one….
Secondly, our first TSO Night went well, except for a couple of software issues that were ironed out before the last show. Our apologies to everyone, but it was a pretty sreious software issue that we got fixed. Thank you to everyone for their patience, but I think we ultimately put on a great show. Thank you again for all of your support, both for us and the Food Bank of CNY.
We’re back Sunday, weather permitting, with shows at the regular times of 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 PM.
The next big event is our Christmas Eve show, at 7 PM. It will run a bit longer than our usual shows, with Santa arriving with goodies for all in attendance at 7:40 PM. It promises to be a DOOOOZIE!!
The following Saturday, December 28, will be our last TSO Show, showing for all three shows at the usual times. Our final night of the 2013 season will be Sunday night, December 29, with three shows. Please note that we will be dark on Friday, December 27.
Here’s some video shot a few days ago by Syracuse.com videographer Mike Greenlaw. Thaniks, Mike!!
We start our last show of the week in 30″, but just to remind everyone, our TSO Shows commence next Friday, December 20, at 6:30. And don’t forget, we’re dark next Saturday, December 21. We’ll have a regular schedule of shows a week from today, December 22, then our CHRISTMAS EVE EXTRAVAGANZA at 7 PM Tuesday, December 24!!
Sincere thanks to those who came tonight, and to those who persevered with us Friday night and last night. We made it through to see another day.
Happy Sunday, Peeps!! To everybody who persevered right along with us last night, under difficult conditions, THANK YOU!! We’ll be back at it again tonight, usual times, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30. It’ll be a little warmer, so we will put out the sound system. You may find yourself in a video tonight too!!
Well, we’re gonna give it the old college try this evening, despite the winter storm warning. I am not going to put the sound system out tonight…I’m betting that there won’t be many of you outside dancing in the streets tonight!! As always, you can listen in your nicely heated cars to our musical portion, on 90.7 mHz FM. We’ll come and give out the candy to everyone. DRIVE SAFELY!!!
Hey, folks. Thanks for your patience last night, we did get two shows off with a slight technical difficulty, but all worked out in the end. We’re back to normal (no snide remarks, please…) tonight, with shows starting at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30. We’re busily preparing for Friday night’s TSOnly shows, also. If you come by tonight, you’ll get a teensy weensy taste of what’s to come then.
We’re also keeping an eye on the radar for weather conditions tonight, as it is supposed to get crummy later. So far so good.
Thanks for your support and for your support of the Food Bank of CNY!!!
Just a reminder that tomorrow night, Friday December 13, we will NOT be having a 6:30 show. The 7:30 show may be a tad late, so please be patient with us. It won’t be too late (I would guess 10 minutes, max). All other shows this weekend will run as scheduled, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. See you tomorrow night!!!