Bright lights, loud music and Xmas cheer
FOR the Taylor family of Warwick, Christmas is all about putting on a show.
Their Bisley St home was the winner of the 2016 Warwick Daily News lights competition, and the proof's in the programming.
Jamie Taylor said the home's lights were synchronised with music that could be tuned in to a car radio.
"You need to be able to tell the lights when to go on, when to turn off and what colour to be,” he said.
"And there's just over 16,000 of lights in the display.
"There's 20 hours per song where I need to sit down and synchronise the lights for that song.
"So we've got six songs that play in a group of three, with a break.”
Mr Taylor said while it could take three days to take down the display, there was five weeks worth of preparation to get it up and running for the festive season.
"We do little bits at a time, putting it all up,” he said.”
"They're all LED so they don't take up a lot of energy, and, with the show, they're off a lot of the time.”
Half the fun of putting on the display, Mr Taylor said, was checking out the crowd it pulled.
"It's always good to see friends and other families and be able to say g'day,” he said. "Most people are local but we've had visitors from Brisbane and Toowoomba.”
The Taylors encouraged Christmas light seekers to make a night of their adventures.
Paul Munson was the runner-up in the competition for his display at 19 Gore St and Ooh La La Beaute was crowned best business.
The Taylors' home at 123 Bisley St will be lit up from 7-9pm every night from now until and including Christmas night.