Holiday light displays that rock York Region and the season
Some rockin’ holiday displays are lighting up the region and the season.
Two “big kids” in Georgina and Markham are not only giving Christmas Vacation’s Clark Griswold a run for his money, but also sharing their love of the season with their respective neighbourhoods.
Sean Johnston first put up a synchronized display with one simple controller in 2008, but he has since “lost count” of how many strings of lights go in to what can be described as nothing less than a spectacular display at his home on Bayview Avenue in Keswick.
AND in Markham, Captain Rolph Boulevard, near Hwy. 7 and Wootten Way, is the place to go.
Tim Brunt’s truly epic synchronized display has been bringing the neighbourhood together for years, right down to a festive and fun block party complete with treats and hot chocolate for the flipping of the proverbial “switch”, which took place Dec. 2.
Fun, funky, with touches of humour and great creative flair, "the show" all runs off a computer laptop in Brunt’s basement, as well as three main controller boxes for the main lights in addition to six smaller ones for individual elements that together total 12,000 lights.