Computerized songs celebrate the season

December 2, 2012 by  

The largest computerized residential Christmas light and water display in Downey will run through New Year’s Day.

Thirteen songs have been synchronized to a light and water display for pedestrians and passing cars. Drivers need to tune their car radio to 88.3 FM in order to hear the music in their cars. This is a great outing for adults and kids alike.

Show times are 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Sundays – Thursdays and 5:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with slightly longer hours on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. The last performance will be shown at 11:00 pm on January 1, 2013.

Owner Johnny Sibaja was inspired to put up the musical display after seeing a similar light display in Ohio. In 2009, the display was awarded the ‘City-Wide Award’ for lighting by the city of Downey.

Sibaja said:

“I’m happy to light up the Downey night sky December after December for my family, friends and neighbors. I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.”

The only time the display will not operate is during heavy rain or high winds, due to safety concerns for residents. The home is located at 7857 Cole Street, Downey. For directional purposes, organizers may consider calling on print companies for sign or banner printing.

Elsewhere in the area, Chorale Bel Canto will perform songs of the season at its Christmas Magic concert on Saturday, December 15. Performances are at 4:00 pm and 7:30 pm at Whittier Presbyterian Church, 6030 S. El Rancho Drive, Whittier. Call (562) 692-3748 to find out more.