Let there be lights, camera, and Christmas.
Driving around to find the wildest, boldest Christmas displays in the the neighborhood is a holiday tradition for many families.
We found one in southern California that blends animatronics, projection, music and light into an impressive, synchronized extravaganza.
My name's Mike Ziemkowski and my website is Lightsondisplay.com.
Mike's display is well thought out and delightful to watch.
That's because he have a lot of experience creating holiday displays for his home.
Madrix has been doing display for about 40 years now.
I always want animated figures in our yard and everything.
So I started building animated figures out of plywood, chicken wire and fabric.
And used little vending machine came out of the drive at.
About 2003, display really took off because you can control it for home use.
That became available.
And [INAUDIBLE] control led lights, animatronics, video, seeing video and music, you name it pretty much.
His display is so great, he even won an episode of ABC's, the Great Christmas Light Fight.
You won't find any store bought pieces in this setup.
Everything you see out in the display is custom built.
The tree to the candy canes [INAUDIBLE].
If you're considering putting up your very own mass of holiday light display, you probably miss your window.
Mike [UNKNOWN] concept about eight months ahead of time.
The display takes two or three months to program off and on after work, and then when it's time to actually put up the display, it takes about 15 days, this year it took about 15 days straight.
So, what do the neighbors think about all this nightly light and sound?
So far my neighbors always love the display, they have a lot of fun, a lot of the neighbors bring their kids out every night, and they've always been supportive and thankful for it.
As for payment or donations, Mike says there's nothing in it for him beyond spreading a little Christmas cheer.
I go out there every night, try to be out there [INAUDIBLE] kids
Have fun [INAUDIBLE] display, the parents enjoying watching their kids [INAUDIBLE], all those weeks and months and hours sitting there programming, that's the payout [INAUDIBLE].
That's a wrap.