Just down the road from the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds is The Lewis Light Show, a privately operated event created by Adam and Amy Lewis that features a synchronized light show consisting of several thousand smart LED pixels that are run by hardware controllers. The software, programmed by Adam, tells each brilliantly colored light what to do at each point during various holiday songs. Visitors can tune their radios to 87.9 FM to enjoy the combination of lights and music for an unforgettable experience.
“Basically it’s a whole lot of smart lights that Adam spends hours programming to blink and dance to some really fun songs. Think Griswold but with some tech-savvy skills,” shared Amy.
Amy, who is a lover of all things Christmas, showed Adam, a self-described techie, a video of a similar show and the pair decided to turn the idea into a reality in their own front yard. The couple, along with their three children, have always enjoyed driving around to look at Christmas lights and now get to see the joy that their creation brings to so many others.
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“I think we would both agree that we love hearing the squeals and singing from excited visitors outside our home as well as hearing the stories of how others have made our home part of their family Christmas traditions,” said Adam.
The Lewis Light Show, on Country Lane in Du Quoin, will run from Dec. 1 to Jan. 1, with hours of operation Monday through Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5 to 11 p.m. Visit The Lewis Light Show Facebook page or lewislightshow.com for more information.
— Nellie Baril