Lots to do in the off-season (not in order): Make any repairs. Luckily this year its just a couple pixels that went bad that need to be cut and new ones spliced in. Store the hardware. Upgraded to tough totes for durable storage and stacking. Also, some more hooks and sliding props in basement ceiling rafters. Pre-sale orders and after christmas sales. Order from DIYLEDExpress to replenish spare pixel nodes, power supplies, and enough new bullet nodes for a pixel mega tree. Hit up a few local hardware stores for a few good deals on LED lights. Nativity statue. Cause ribbon with matrix. Planning for next year. Where to put a new pixel mega tree. How to make the display more interactive with input triggers and background animation sequences. Stay with LOR S4 software or upgrade to S5. Better layout of the LED lights and reindeer. Addition of user-controlled radio/speaker. Offload surplus gear. Determine if all 6 AC controllers will be necessary. Keep the deer or trash the deer? Sell off unused store bought LED light sets. Network with local enthusiasts. Organize a mini? Promote the facebook group page.
Our show runs from 5:15 until 9:00pm on school nights, and until 10:00pm on non-school nights. It is running pretty smoothly with only a few occasional hiccups. We may run it longer on the holiday weekends.
For up-to-date information including changes to our schedule and rain delays, visit our Facebook page "@havenshireholidays". We will update this website as much as we can.
People ask us, have preparations begun for the upcoming season? The truth is, they began before last season was over!! We are always looking for new and exciting things for our show. Pictures and details coming soon.
We hope you have enjoyed our show. While we ran into a few problems this year, which prevented us from taking the time to expand our playlist, we still had a great time. Tonight will be our last night for the season, with extended hours till 11pm. We look forward to doing it again next year!!
Stop by and see the show!! We were off to a rocky start this year due to a faulty GFCI breaker, but now everything seems to be running stable. There are currently 3 songs in the show, with more to come!! Let us know what you think and what you would like to see more of.
The weather is not cooperating and we are still chasing down ground faults. Sorry, no show yet.
The show is officially delayed. Already behind on programming, and then we had a power outage today. Couldn't work on the show. Once the power came back on several hours later, I discovered that it had fried the computer power supply as well as network router. Repairs are all but complete but it will take some time for testing and programming. Official release of the show is pushed back until 12/1. If that changes we will let folks know.
Here we are days before the show unveiling and things are not quite ready. Mother nature hit us with a blast of winter snow and sustained gusty winds. Luckily all outside cabling and wiring was completed before the snow came, and nothing suffered any wind damage (It pays to get an early start sometimes!!) Still have to put up our signs, test our new show computer, and finish some songs. We still hope to spread holiday cheer by this weekend. Here goes nothing!!