About Us

About Noblesville Lights 

History

Our display started simply when we moved to our Noblesville, IN house in 2003.  It started as a static display with a little more than 1000 lights total running off of one outlet on the front porch (tripping the circuit regularly). We had been decorating our house for many years, but our musical light shows (and the escalating number of lights) started in 2005 during a Christmas lighting competition in our neighborhood (Long story…)

We currently have just over 30,000 lights (Which is over the fabled “Griswold” barrier of 25,000) synchronized to music playing over FM radio frequency.  We maintain this number of lights while adding a few elements here and there each year.  The amount of space in our front yard prohibits us from expanding much more.  We expanded our electrical capability to support up to 100 amps of lights at any one time (We currently run about 80-90 amps if they are all on at the same time!).

Almost all of our display is controlled by a computer, supported by other computers, and a network of control boards, controlling hundreds of individual channels.  That’s a whole lot of blinky goodness! This allows us to coordinate the lights blinking, dimming, and fading or the lights in synchronization with lots of our favorite Christmas music.

The music is transmitted over a low-power (legal) FM radio broadcast.  Visitors can drive by, tune their car radio to our FM frequency and enjoy the show without bothering our neighbors too much.

We have a lot of people drive by the display every year and expect even more traffic this year as the word continues to get out more.   So, if you want a less crowded time to view, try early in the season, during weeknights, or after 8:30 PM most nights (almost no one stays after 9:30 on Friday and Saturday night). 

Mission Statement

To make an environment that can be enjoyed by all ages, and be enjoyed as a family during the best holiday season.


Griswold MailboxAunt BethanyIs your house on fire, Clark?
Clark Griswold: No, Aunt Bethany, those are the Christmas lights.

 

2 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Joe Murphy

    Hello, Just wanted to ask what times your lights stay on through. I couldn’t find it anywhere on your website. We were there tonight a little after 11 and they were turned off for the most part. We saw them last year and they are absolutely amazing and by far the best I’ve ever seen. Even better than John Deere! So thank you guys, my children love them!

    • jay

      Hi Joe! I forgot I didn’t put them on the web site. I’ve added them to the home page now, so thanks for the reminder!

      Yes, they will always run during these times from now until the end of the year (Jan. 1st is our last show):
      The lights come on at 5:30pm, however the musical show doesn’t start until 6:30pm.
      Sunday – Thursday: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
      Friday and Saturday: 6:30pm – 10:00pm

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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