November 6th, 2016

2016 Updates – No Show.

There will be no light display in 2016.  Thanks for your continued support over the last 10 years of operation of our animated light display.  It is not an easy decision to shut down the light display, but several factors made it challenging:

  1. First, I no longer live in St. John and have the capacity to install or monitor the lights.  Because of the technical nature of the lights, it’s necessary to have someone on site for at least the install and teardown.  My wonderful brothers have helped in the past; however, we are all getting busy with school and work functions that it was not feasible this year.
  2. Second, My wife and I recently were married in January, and we have moved away from Northwest Indiana.  With our work and school, we don’t have the time to spend a week installing in St. John.
  3. Thirdly, I am pursuing additional educational opportunities that further remove me from NW Indiana.  My graduate work at Ball State University keeps me rather busy, and my focus has shifted to finishing my final year of schooling and preparing for my professional career ahead of me.
  4. Lastly, I have been offered two professional opportunities this season, and I won’t be in NW Indiana this Thanksgiving holiday.  I was asked by the team at Holdman Lighting to work on an international project in Lima, Peru.  Additionally, I am partnering with Enoch Electric (out of Texas) to work on a lighting project. These are two incredible opportunities to embark on, and I know they will pave the way for a “bright” future for myself.

I hope to continue doing a light display in the future; however, the transient nature of my life right now does not permit that.  Ideally, in several years, I will have the capacity to resume a personal display at my future home.  Until then, I encourage you to look at the other light displays throughout Northwest Indiana!

All the best,

Luke

December 3rd, 2015

We’re running for 2015

Our 2015 show is up and running!  Come by and see us from 5-10 on weeknights, 5-11 on weekends.   We’re a bit behind this year, as we encountered some serious software issues.  Initially we had planned on switching control software; but communication was not working to where we needed it, so we switched back this year.  As a visitor you won’t notice any changes because much of it is how we program and control the lights.

December 29th, 2014

As our season draws to a close

It’s hard to believe that yet another Christmas season is drawing to a close. We only have three more nights until this year’s display comes to a close. If you haven’t made it out yet this year, please do in the next three days!

December 20th, 2014

It’s almost Christmas!

As I look over the past year, it’s hard to believe that Christmas is only 5 days away! But our display continues to run throughout the season, 5p-11p each evening.

As the days get closer to Christmas, so does the display traffic. If you’re looking to view the lights without the rush of traffic, do avoid the weekends, Christmas Eve or mid-evenings. Come around 5p or around 9-10p and you will avoid a lot of seasonal traffic.

We invite you to bring your friends out or visit again; however, remember to turn down your headlights, don’t play your music too loud and remember to pull to the side of the street.

November 28th, 2014

T-24 hours!

There are less than 24 hours until our 2014 show kicks off! Join us in celebrating our 9th year of our computerized display on November 29 at 5pm as we kick off our display for the year.

Almost everything is in place, and our computer systems have been tested. Tomorrow our mega tree goes up, and that completes almost 15,000 lights on our 2014 display! Make sure to come out and visit us. We’re running 5-11p every evening through January 1.

November 19th, 2014

It’s that time again!

It’s hard to believe that it’s already mid-November!  The display turns on next weekend , and the Christmas season will be here before we know it!

While we typically setup in November, the off-season is a time for preparation, too.  We record our voice overs, we program the lights, we select new products and we plan out the following year’s display.  As of today, we’ve got almost 2,000 lights up.  Things will begin to take shape next week when we have a few dedicated days of display setup.  Next Saturday is our opening night; at 5pm we will light up the display for the season!  If you or your family is in the area, please do stop by to help us celebrate KampLights’ 9th year of operation!  It’s hard to believe that time flies so quickly.

As a side note, I (Luke) began our display back in 2005, a year after we moved to our current home.  When I was in 8th grade, I purchased our first controller and began a meager display.  9 years later I am a senior in college, and we’re pushing 15,000 lights and using the latest and greatest in display technology.  Although our Christmas display isn’t huge to modern standards, It’s a product of a student without an income.  As to what the future years hold is a mystery; however, I would love to expand significantly when I have a full-time job and a home of my own!

December 29th, 2013

Videos of our display

Last night, we were able to shoot video of our display. Our featured song, “What Child Is This” is below, for your viewing pleasure. Tonight and tomorrow mark the final evenings of our lights for the season. Don’t miss it if you haven’t seen it yet!