The courthouse comes alive nightly with thousands of pulsating lights synchronized to holiday music.This magnificent 1881 building jumps into the 21st Century as it is bathed in colored lights, 36 animated light displays, and 15,000 lights outlining the building. The display is computer controlled with 364 electrical circuits meticulously synchronized to a holiday soundtrack, with a total of 30,000 lights.
November 1st through 6th, the show will not start until 6:30pm due to Daylight Savings Time. It’s just not dark yet! 2017 SPECIAL EXTENDED SHOW DATES: (5:30pm until 11pm) Thanksgiving Day, 11/23, 11/25 (following the Christmas Parade), 12/1, 12/2, 12/8, 12/9, 12/15, 12/16, 12/23, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, 12/26, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s day (Final show of season).
Four different light shows, each 8 to 12 minutes in length, are performed throughout each evening beginning at 5:30 p.m., with the last show starting at 9 p.m.
The 2017 show features a children's set with holiday favorites like Frosty the Snowman including one song sung by Cambridge area 5th graders; contemporary recordings featuring local saxaphonist Gordon Hough; and a popular Christmas music selection.
Top of the hour: children's Christmas favorites
15 minutes past the hour: traditional Christmas favorites
30 minutes past the hour: contemporary Christmas music featuring local saxaphonist Gordon Hough
45 minutes past the hour: modern Christmas music from the crowd-pleasing 2008 show debut
Visitors are advised to please park their cars at appropriate parking lots and spaces in downtown and watch the show from the Courthouse lawn so as not to cause a traffic hazard with stopped cars in the streets. For those wishing to hear the light show music from your parked car, tune in to 102.7 FM.
This spectacular show was designed by AVC Communications.