The Lights on Jeater Bend is back for another year of bringing joy to the town of Celebration.
The annual nightly light show on Jeater Bend Drive features more than 10 decorated homes every year, with lights, lasers, projections and more, all synced to holiday favorites.
But there’s a big change coming to this year’s show — quite an improvement, to say the least.
“We’re using a different type of computerized LED this year,” said Cal Slater, the mastermind behind the light show. “The whole street has changed to the new technology of pixels.”
Slater said it was time for an upgrade. After taking down last year’s display in January of this year, he decided to invest in a new software to run the show. And while not all of the neighbors weren’t keen on the idea of purchasing all new equipment at first, they jumped back on board once they caught a glimpse of the new display.
“The new technology really allows us to to a lot of cool things,” said Slater. “The show will look completely different on the houses.”
Slater said some of the new effects include new synchronization patterns, light colors and more.
“It’s kind of hard to explain, but it’s really cool to see,” he added.
The Lights on Jeater Bend will begin Thanksgiving night and run nightly (6 to 9:30 p.m.) through New Year’s Day. Santa Clause, Olaf from the movie “Frozen” and other special characters will make appearances the weekend before Christmas. Families will also be able to take a train ride through the display on select nights.
While there is no admission or parking fee, The Lights on Jeater Bend accepts donations to support St. Vincent de Paul, in part of Corpus Christi Catholic Church.
For more information, visit The Lights On Jeater Bend’s Facebook page: Facebook.com/LightsOnJeaterBend.