Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Brisbane Christmas Lights: The Sallaways, Rochedale

This video is of a pretty spectacular Christmas light display put on by the Sallaway family of Childs St, Rochedale. According to the info on the video, that's Sinead O'Connor singing:

The display is fully computer controlled and synchronized to music. We have over 70,000 lights, on almost 300 individually controllable channels. All the music synchronization is done by hand, and it takes about 10 hours per minute of music -- so this song took about 20 hours to do!

The music is played on speakers for viewers, but also broadcast over low-power FM (on 91.7 FM) so people can tune their car radios to it.

This year, we have decided to raise money for the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation, who work wonders for sick children. If you'd like to make a donation, visit -- or if you come to see the show in person and have enjoyed the lights, pop any spare change you have in our collection tin! :-)

If you'd like to drop in, click here to see a Google Map showing where Childs Street is.

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