Fun Facts

  • We assembled the hardware and wrote 90% of the software that runs this display nearly from scratch.
  • The new RGB TV Board has 1152 pixels. Every pixel is made up of 3 mini lights (red/green/blue), so technically in total there are 3456 lights with the RGB TV alone! (we only count the 3 lights within a pixel “node” as one light)
  • This display uses around 3600 feet of extension cords which is over 200 individual cords.
  • This display has 104 standard plugs/circuits and 56 RGB plugs in use.
  • There are 7 dedicated computers used to run the show, that are the size of a credit card (Raspberry Pis).
  • There is about 34,000 LED Christmas Lights/RGB Nodes in this display. That means there is almost two lights per person for the entire population of Albert Lea MN.
  • The drummer boy is 16 feet tall, making him almost 3 people high.
  • We designed AND built the drummer boy ourselves using corrugated plastic sheets and over 1,400 lights.
  • Each singing tree has 750 lights, which is about double an average indoor Christmas tree.
  • We start programming the show typically in March for the following year, taking about 8 months to create.
  • During a typical holiday season, the full display will run almost 950 times.
  • This entire display only uses two breakers and the equivalent electricity of fifteen 100-watt light bulbs thanks to LED (Light Emitting Diode) technology.
  • We have nearly all of the Christmas Lights put up by the week after Halloween (thanks to Minnesota winters!)