Extreme decorator creates annual Christmas lights show

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - As the Christmas holiday approaches, people are putting their lights up to decorate.

One extreme decorator has spent all year preparing to display his Christmas lights.

The extreme decorator Sean Lucas said, "I start december 26th with the next year's plan."

He builds his own lights show from scratch to be displayed every Christmas.

"We build circuit boards and solder lots of soldering and everything pretty much is DIY, then we put it to the music and make it blink and flash," said Lucas. "A 3 minute song takes upwards of 10-20 hours to get all the sequencing done."

People from all over can enjoy the Christmas spirit. Lucas even has a Facebook page, called "Gainesville Area Christmas Light Displays" with a map listing all the local lights displays.

"Basically its to let people see the other houses that people put their efforts into," Lucas said.

He said this year took more time than last. "I brought some of the more playful stuff with some wood cut outs and old blow molds from the 60's and things like that. I wanted to bring some more of the christmas spirit into it."

It's more than just a hobby for Lucas. "I just like doing it for the kids I guess. It's something I enjoyed as a kid and I'd like to pass it on."

The show plays every night at Lucas' house at 300 SW 41st Street at sundown until Christmas.