NORWICH – The seasonal light show on 121 Warner Road in Norwich is in full swing with Christmas Day fast approaching. Rick and Karen Lindner have been illuminating their yard with lights, decorations and Christmas cheer, every year since 2002. Beginning with the Norwich Christmas Parade of Lights, the Lindner’s yard explodes to life, every night between 5 and 9 p.m., as the lights blink to the beat of Christmas music broadcasted on 95.9 FM.
“It takes about three hours of programing to coordinate every one minute of the light show,” explained Rick. It takes Rick and his family an average of 200 hours every year setting up their light show. But once everything is out there, all Rick needs to do is press the start button on his computer, and the lights take care of themselves for the rest of the holiday season.
“The lights only shut down during the rain because of a ground fault circuit interrupter I installed to prevent electrocution,” said Rick. Snow will not shut down the light show though, so people can come and enjoy the visual performance while frozen flakes tumble from the sky, contributing to the holiday feeling.