The Aleksic Christmas Lights

Past Displays

We've been creating The Aleksic Christmas Lights since 2013, and have got bigger and better each year! We've been raising money for St. Elizabeth Hospice since day 1, and are really proud to have raised so much money for them over the years. If you'd like more information about this year's display click here, or have a scroll down the page to see how we've grown since the start!

2019

  • Total raised since 2013 by the end of this year - £1,163.95

  • Amount raised this year alone - £356.31

  • Music - Another Christmas Rock Medley - Richard Campbell

  • Length - 05:21

  • Total number of control channels - 1,393

  • New this year

    • Improved Outdoor Speaker

    • RGB Stars either side

    • Blue Fairy Lights around Windows​

    • Blue Fairy Lights on Christmas Tree

  • Press & other fun facts

    • Ipswich Star / East Anglian Daily Times published an article about us, complete with video interview (link here)

    • Appeared live on BBC Radio Suffolk & Ipswich 102

 
 

2018

  • Total raised since 2013 by the end of this year - £804.65

  • Amount raised this year alone - £309.50

  • Music - A Mix of Christmas Number 1s Through The Years

  • Length - 13:09

  • Total number of control channels - 1,377

  • New this year

    • RGB LED Tape Christmas Tree

    • Festoon on Christmas Tree

    • New Projection Screen to the side of the house displaying 'Number 1' years and display information

    • Festoon around Projection Screen

    • Created our Website

  • Press & other fun facts

    • Part of St. Elizabeth Hospice's Christmas Lights Trail & named 'Best Fundraiser' at the end

    • Featured as the main cover photo & first interview in Ipswich Star / EADT article (link here)

    • Interviewed on BBC Radio Suffolk in August to discuss preperations!

 

2017

  • Total raised since 2013 by the end of this year - £495.15

  • Amount raised this year alone - £182.44

  • Music - A Medley of Miscellaneous Christmas Songs!

  • Length - 10:41

  • Total number of control channels - 1,380

  • New this year

    • Big Red Button to push to start the light show at any time!

    • LED RGB Pixel Tape around the perimeter of the house (450 Pixels)

    • LED RGB Tape inside the windows (replacing LED pars)

    • Single Colour Christmas Tree outline with Fairy Lights replaces Santa Face

    • Disco effect light added outside

    • Arduino boards as serial controllers as well as DMX

  • Press

    • Interviewed live on BBC Radio Suffolk

2016

  • Total raised since 2013 by the end of this year - £349.91

  • Amount raised this year alone - £100

  • Music - A re-edited version of 2015's sountrack

  • Length - 11:00

  • Total number of control channels - 25

  • New this year

    • 2m Projection Screen next to house displaying visuals during light show

    • New show times of 7pm & 8pm

 
 

2015

  • Total raised since 2013 by the end of this year - £249.91

  • Amount raised this year alone - £136.91

  • Music - A Medley of 10 Christmas Songs

  • Length - 10:00

  • Total number of control channels - 25

  • New this year

    • Singing Santa Face built and added

    • 3 Shows per Night (6pm, 6.30pm & 7pm)

    • Created our Facebook page

  • Press

    • Interviewed live on BBC Radio Suffolk

 

2014

  • Total raised since 2013 by the end of this year - £113

  • Music - 7 different songs scheduled twice daily throughout the week

  • Total number of control channels - 20

  • New this year

    • VixenLights control software

    • Added Rope Light on top gutter

    • 'XMAS' sign & lights in top window

    • TV with information in top window

    • Fairy light 'mini tree' on lawn

    • Entecc OpenDMX Control Interface

 

2013

  • Music - Evolution of Music - Pentatonix

  • Length - 03:54

  • Total number of control channels - 16

  • New this year

    • LED Parcans in Windows

    • Shapes made with Fairy Lights outside

    • ADJ MyDMX Control Software

  • Fun Facts

    • The start of the Aleksic Christmas Lights!

    • Light show had to be run manually when requested rather than timed as in future years.

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