Some announcements:

Hi, everyone.

Some Announcements:

Here’s the DARK NIGHTS for December, 2013.

Saturday, December 7
Saturday, December 21
Friday, December 27
Sorry, have work commitments those nights.

Our first TSOnly Night: Friday, December 20. All 3 shows, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30. More info to follow. And, if you act sooner rather than later, we’ll take your requests, if I can.

Our SPECIAL CHRISTMAS EVE SHOW: 7 PM, Tuesday, December 24. A special 30 minute show, with the Fat Man arriving at the end of the program, with goodies for EVERYONE!!!

Stay tuned for more info!!

And, as always, THANK YOU for supporting our efforts and the Food Bank of Central New York!!

A GREAT NIGHT!!!!

GREAT NIGHT TONIGHT!!! Thanks to everyone that came by tonight, and helped us sopport the Food Bank of Central New York. We did great, gave sugar-highs to tons of kids, and had them ooooohing and aaaaahhhhhing and dancing in the streets. If you liked our show, please tell your friends about us, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter. Tomorrow’s show will start at 6:30 again, followed by 7:30 and 8:30 PM.

I’ll be posting some dates that we’ll be dark for December tomorrow morning, as well as our FIRST TSOnly event.

Thank you one and all!!!

Koehler Family Christmas

OH, SO CLOSE!!!!!

Hello, Peeps.

Well guys, it’s T minus 48 hours and counting until the huge Opening Night Extravaganza. There’ll be music for everyone…some Transsiberian Orchestra, some Christmas Classics, and new favorites. This is going to be the best year yet for Koehler Family Christmas.

We’ve already dropped 80 lbs of food items to the Food Bank of CNY today, courtesy of Jeanine and ESM. So, we’ve already gotten 10% of what we got last year. So we are already in good shape.

So…we’ll be starting the festivities at 6:30 Friday night, and have shows at 7:30 and 8:30 as well.

We had mentioned on FB and Twitter that there will have to be a couple of dark nights in December due to my work commitments. We’ll announce that on Monday. We’ll also have a couple of TSOnly nights, which are always a crowd favorite.

A reminder…please check our website here, our Twitter feed (Koehler Fam Xmas) and like our FB page. You’ll get weather updates, news and cool classic Christmas pictures. Remember, we don’t run the show in crummy wet weather, for safety concerns.

We will be running a static display (it will be on, just not animated with music) and we’ll be broadcasting HOLIDAY AMERICA RADIO on 90.7 nightly till 11:00 PM until light up. If the weather is uncooperative, we’ll shut down, but we’ll let you know through the usual outlets.

Oh, one more thing……BRING YOUR SUNGLASSES!!!

KOEHLER FAMILY CHRISTMAS

Some News!!!

Hi everyone. So, Halloween has come and gone, but you can see how well we did by watching Andrew Donovan’s crack reporting from WSYR, Channel 9 here in Syracuse. He and his photojournalist were here in the pouring rain for almost 2 hours compiling this story about our light show. They’ll be back soon, before the “big opening” on Black Friday to do a follow up and talk about our work on behalf of the Food Bank Of Central New York.

You can watch the story here:

http://www.9wsyr.com/content/news/video_story/Video-East-Syracuse-family-previews-holiday-light/U9Gg6yu2vEebRzf88D_fvw.cspx?rss=2666

In other news, the Halloween Sneek Peek went well. We had Halloween music synchronized to our light show, gave out lots of candy (snuk some for ourselves, too, tee hee) and worked out a few kinks with the display.

We also got our Twitter feed up and running. You can follow us @Koehlerfamxmas where you’ll get up to the minute news, events, special notices, and cancellations due to weather. Follow us, and tell your friends, please!!

We will be working hard over the next 24 days to get our “act together” for our Extravaganza on Black Friday, November 29. We’ll also have other events out in the community, which we will fill you in on when details are finalized. One thing that we can tell you, though, is that we’ll be having 2 TSOnly nights this year, one early on, and one towards the end of the season. So, you rockin’ Transsiberian Orchestra fans, bring your friends to our TWO TSOnly nights. Dates will be announced soon!!

As always, THANK YOU to those that have helped us along the way. We’ll be sure to bring you the BEST SHOW all season long!!

KOEHLER FAMILY CHRISTMAS

Hello!!!

Hello, again, Christmas fans!!!

Well, here we are, just a few short weeks until the BIG DAY!!!

We are busy little elves here at KOEHLER FAMILY CHRISTMAS, getting all our lights, software, and elements ready and working for the display. We are retooling virtually the ENTIRE display, adding several elements with both RGB and pixel components. We’ll have more on that later on in a seperate post, but I GUARANTEE you, you will not be disappointed. It truly will be spectacular.

We’ll have a SNEAK preview on Halloween Night, October 31, with a short show with some favorite Halloween songs. The show will be about 12-15 minutes long, and will run continuously from 6 PM to about 8 PM. We’ll be here to dish out candy and fliers with info to our Christmas Season of shows.

Of course, this is all the BIG BUILD UP for the SEASON PREMIERE of our Christmas Extravaganza on Black Friday, November 29, and the Show Opening on Friday, December 6, weather permitting, of course, with our traditional performance of three nightly shows at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 PM.

Like us on Facebook, Koehler Family Christmas, and subscribe to our website, koehlerfamilychristmas.com, so that you get live, instant updates about our progress going forward as we move towards the “big day” as well as live weather updates and cancellations.

Thanks!!! See you all soon!!!

KOEHLER FAMILY CHRISTMAS

Hello, again!!!

Hello, everyone!!

It’s now less than 100 days to Christmas, 2013!! We’ve been busy getting our “act together” and getting the display up to par. We are adding new elements, and if you recall, last year, we had a problem with some of ther lights that we received from China. Well, we, and our vendors, have been working overtime to get the best “pixels” that we can so that we can get back to where we wanted to be. Most  of our elements will be LED at the very least, and we will have many elements with “pixels”, which means that all the individual bulbs will be able to be controlled individually. More on that later.

We will be having a “sneak preview” on Halloween, not a specific Halloween show, per se, and that show will run continuously starting at 7 PM.

Stay tuned for more info, and get PUMPED, Santa will be here SOON!!!

 

Our year end results!!!

Hi Guys:

Well, a few days ago, we took all the stuff that everyone dropped this past season at Koehler Family Christmas on behalf of the Food Bank Of CNY. The results, needless to say, were spectacular.

***680 POUNDS OF NON-PERISHABLE FOOD AND PANTRY ITEMS***

***$263 CASH DONATIONS FOR THE FOOD BANK!!!

I am absolutely AMAZED by the outpouring of support and generosity for this worthwhile cause!!

We have a few people that we need to thank:

WSYR CHANNEL 9 SYRACUSE

THE SYRACUSE NEWSPAPERS, AND JAMES MULDER

THE EAGLE BULLETIN

93Q, AND THE TED AND AMY SHOW

tackylighttour.com

christmaslightfinder.com

My beautiful bride, Mrs. Jean Koehler

Ms. Teresa Marcely Neider

Everybody that Retweeted and Forwarded our info

AND, OF COURSE, THE FOOD BANK OF CENTRAL NEW YORK, AND MS. LYNN HY.

If I missed anyone, it wasn’t on purpose, please let me know and we’ll add you in.

We obviously won’t be posting as regularly as we have been, but look for updates throughout the year as we grow our display. There are BIG BIG BIG plans in the works, as the display will be a “mere shadow of it’s former self”. Plans are already being made, measurements taken, and lights are on order (yes, you really do have to start NOW.)

And, we will be having a HALLOWEEN display, so stay tuned for more info about that.

Once again, thank you to everybody for their support this year, have a great summer and we’ll see you soon!!

If you haven’t already, please subscribe to our webpage, and like our Facebook page.

Thank you!!!

KOEHLER FAMILY CHRISTMAS

 

 

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Hi, Kids!!!

Well, it seems that the New Year is virtually upon us!!

Despite pleadings from just about everyone, it seems as though someone we know is always affected by nonsense of some sort on New Year’s Eve. Please don’t let yourself or someone you know become a statistic. Call AAA if you need to, they are offering free rides tonight for anyone that needs it, whether you are a member or not. Please…life is too short and precious. Don’t put yourself in a potentially fatal situation.

Now….as you all know, the Holiday Season is winding down. Our FINAL SHOW will be this coming Friday, January 4. I know that we had earlier said that the 5th would be our last night, but a scheduling snafu will prevent that. I guess I should’ve taken off my socks and shoes to count,  but I didn’t, and for that I apologize. So….

ALL THREE SHOWS ON OUR FINAL NIGHT…..TSONLY!!!

That’s right, extended shows at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 on Friday, January 4 will all feature the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s hits of the season!!! Bring your lighters, face paint, and any other accouterments you want, camp out, rock out, and enjoy our last show. It’s a heartfelt THANKS to all who have made this season at Koehler Family Christmas something special.

Don’t forget, when you come, please bring some non-perishable food items that you can donate to our area’s hungry and needy.

Again, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT THIS YEAR. See you all Friday night, and

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

KOEHLER FAMILY CHRISTMAS

PS: The lights will be in a “static” display for the rest of the week, and we will be playing your favorite Christmas tunes on 90.7 MHz FM, if you’re inclined to drive by.

TONIGHT!!!

So….as of right now, most stuff is working. We will have shows again starting tonight at 6:30, then 7:30 and 8:30. Keep your fingers crossed that everything stays operational. There’s a lot of wind and snow out there. Also, I don’t anticipate that anyone will be standing outside tonight, with the wind chills in the single digits anticipated later today. I’m going to leave the sound system inside tonight and to hear the music, just tune your radio to 90.7 MHz FM, stay in your car and be toasty warm!!

Also, if you’re watching tonight and a plow happens to try to come down the street, make your way to the nearest driveway till the plow goes by, then park back on the street again.

Thank you for your patience over the last few days, and Thank You for your continued support of the Food Bank of Central New York!!

KOEHLER FAMILY CHRISTMAS