Welcome to the Downs Family Christmas Light Ministry
We're officially open for the 2016 season as of November 24th! We hope it's been worth the wait.
For Saturday, December 3rd 2016 Downs Family Christmas WILL be running. The field is a little soft, but we fortunately don't have standing puddles. Try to avoid the back section of the field where there is only dirt (since it's mud at this point). If you can, try to come after 8:30 or 9:00, since there will be fewer visitors at that time and more room to park.
Follow us on our Facebook fan page. We'll be updating it throughout the year with pictures and comments.
The song list for 2016 contains ten songs, plus our usual funky intermission. We don't list our songs for the new year before the show starts, so you'll just have to wait for the next years playlist. Here is the playlist for 2016:
Note: we will be bringing back an old favorite in the next week. Stay tuned!
|Christmas With a Capital C||Go Fish|
|Wizards in Winter||Trans Siberian Orchestra|
|Christmas Eve Sarajevo||Trans Siberian Orchestra||Joy to the World||Go Fish||Jingle Bells||Cast of Glee|
|Run Run Rudolph||Hanson|
|Do You Hear What I Hear?||Spiraling|
|Dueling Jingle Bells||US Navy Band|
|O Holy Night||David Phelps|
|12 Days of Christmas||Relient K|
The intermission song is a jazzy Christmas Comes but Once a Year by the great BB King.
The background of the introduction is the first minute of O Come All Ye Faithful by Trevor Rabin.
As always, every song we use can be downloaded from iTunes. We hope you buy the music and help support these awesome artists.
In 2011, we received a visit by the Ugandan Orphans Choir, an amazing group of kids from Uganda that travel the US singing and dancing, in hopes of raising awareness about the problems back home in their native Uganda. We hated to get them out on a cold night, but couldn't resist a picture.
We thought everybody might enjoy this video we made in 2010 while setting up one of the two giant trees. This is a time-lapse video that compresses two hours of work into two minutes. Enjoy!