ERDAJT Prepares To Brighten Up The Hudson Valley With 720,000 Lights
"The little lights lights...they aren't twinkling" (Art, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation)
But come this Friday, 720,000+ lights will be shining in LaGrangeville as the ERDAJT display prepares for another year of bringing the Hudson Valley together to celebrate the holiday season.
720,000+ Lights & 2,160 Items To Shine in LaGrangeville
The ticker on the official ERDAJT website is counting down the seconds until the 2023 display at 8 Patrick Drive in LaGrangeville NY turns on. The Gay family will flip the switch on 720,000 lights, all set to music, this Friday, November 24th, for the 2023 season.
From November 24th through December 28th, the lights will shine from 4:45pm until 9:30pm Sunday through Thursday, and Friday and Saturdays, as well as 12/24 through 12/28, from 4:45pm until 10:30pm. The Union Vale Fire Department is usually on scene collecting donations for a community fund, and other local charities also rotate during the season as well.
Visitors are encouraged to tune their car radios to 95.3FM to get the full experience of the light display matching up to the more than 250 songs in their catalog.
By the numbers, the 2023 display will rotate through 255 songs, showcase 1,700 strobes, and include two additional shooting stars that were added this year to the driveway exit.
There are now 2,160 items outside controlled by a computer. The computer wirelessly commands 108 light controllers driving 718,000 lights and is connected to an FM transmitter.
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Gay Family, ERDAJT Light Display Prepares To Break Their Own Record, Again
The Gay Family has been evolving their light display in the Hudson Valley since 1995 when they first started with 600 lights. A historical breakdown of the growth of their incredible work can be found here, with stats showing how they continue to break their own Guinness World Records and gain national attention year after year.
Is the ERDAJT display part of your annual holiday celebrations in the Hudson Valley?
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Gallery Credit: Credit - Polly McAdams