Sherburne Christmas light show benefits child with rare genetic disorder

SHERBURNE – Ever since he was 15, Rick Crowell has been into Christmas lights, enthusiastically hanging them up every holiday season with a friend. Crowell later learned he could program his Christmas lights to music – $10,000 later, and countless hours of work, his yard on 373 New Turnpike Road is now home to a spectacular light show visible from as far away as Hwy. 80.

The light show features a gigantic 27-foot tall Christmas tree made of up of thousands of red, white, blue, and green lights, as its focal point. A huge American flag made up of even more lights stands next to the tree as Crowell’s tribute to the troops. The lighting display is made up of over 35,000 lights, programmed to dance to the tone of music Crowell has remixed, which can be heard at 107.7 FM. The show runs from 5 to 10:30 p.m. every night on 35-minute loops with every 30 seconds of run time costing Crowell around eight hours to program.

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