A Christmas display that started a few years ago is getting bigger and better each holiday season.
On Dec. 1, Scott Lewis began setting up at his home on Chevy Chase Lane in the Home Place area for his annual light show that features more than 3,000 all-LED pixel lights in addition to a variety of yard decorations.
“I started back in 2015 getting into the hobby, and I’ve tried to grow it ever since,” said Lewis, 37, who works in the water and sewer industry selling water utility materials. “It’s all synced to music, so you can drive up and listen to it.”
The pixel lights vary from a traditional strand of Christmas lights that are programmable and customizable. Instead of being one solid color, Lewis can make lights any color he wants while altering on/off timing to create different effects.
Setting the lights to music was a new feature last year after Lewis looked for groups to teach him online, where he first was inspired to try his hand at more involved decorating.
“Back in 2013 or 2014, I saw a video on YouTube of a guy down in San Antonio that had this kind of display all synced to music,” he said. “I used to be in the computer industry, so it drew me in.”
Lewis lives in the home with his wife, Nicole, and their two children. His daughter, Henley, 3, particularly enjoys the lights on her birthday, Nov. 25, when Lewis turns them all pink or purple.
The lights are on from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. each night through mid-January. Music can be heard by motorists by tuning to 101.1 FM. Visit the Lights On Chevy Chase Lane Facebook page for more information and updates.