Really, just one more string of lights.

Though I have grown old, the bell still rings for me, as it does for all who truly BELIEVE!

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Quartz Hill Christmas is located in Southern California in the community of Quartz Hill (West Palmdale). Quartz Hill is about 40 miles North West of Los Angeles in Los Ageles County. We live at an elevation of about 3000', about 1000' below the typical snow line of the San Gabriel National Forest. Unlike Los Angeles, we experience seasonal changes with summers in the 90's+ and winter in the 30's with Spring and Fall being just perfect.

We are Rick and Laura Williams, the creators of the Quartz Hill Christmas Display and web site, Chris my youngest son has been instrumental in making this display a reality, and he is the Elf with the imagination of the best, only true wonders will come from his mind in our future years.

2010 Display Specifications:

We started working on the 2010 show in January 2010, with any luck we will have almost a reworked display, resynchronized songs, and many new additions listed below.

NEW FOR 2010 (so far)
4 Leaping Arches - 2 Built so far
5 new LOR controllers (144 Channels total)  - Purchased and built
1 new 16 Channel DC Controller - Purchased
5 new 7-1/2' Christmas Trees - Purchased
New EDM RDS FM Broadcasting Station - Purchased
24 Strobes (Clear - 36 total) - Purchased
125 - C9 LED Retro-fit (Red and Green) bulbs - Purchased
Corner stone Channels (13 Channels) - Built
10 LED RGB Flood Lights - Built


We have about 20 Cases of new lights to get assigned
 
Wish List:
20' Mega Christmas Tree
Cascading rain drop tree lights
Locate new local charity

2008 Display Specifications:

Due to work and other personal commitments the 2008 show remained the same as 2007 with the addition of strobes and new large ornaments in the trees.

We did purchase a HD Video camera, we were able to record several songs that will be posted as soon as they are edited.

2007 Display Specifications:

Currently for 2007, we have over 70,000 lights, 180 Dedicated Amps, and 80 controlled channels at our choosing. Many lights are getting replaced this year due to age and some new lights are to be added, we will only know what has changed when we have completed.

2006 Display Specifications:

Hours of Setup = 160 Hours
Hours Sequencing = Alot!
Toys for Tots = 2 Bins (100 Toys) collected

Lights = 17,000 +

     Mini lights = 1,100 Bulbs
     Net Lights = 6,163 Bulbs (40 - 4' x 6' nets)
     C7 Lights = 100 Bulbs
     C9 Lights = 163 Bulbs
     Ice Cycles = 1800 Bulbs
     Rope Light = 4,800 (400 feet)
     Light Balls - 10 - 1000 Bulbs
Wreaths = 3 - 600 bulbs
Candy Canes = 18 - 540 Bulbs
Deer = 3 - 450 Bulbs
Ginger Bread House = 1 - Fiber Optic
Ginger Bread Boy and Girl = 1 each - Fiber Optic
Stars = 300 bulbs
Snow Flakes = 300 bulbs

Amps = 6 dedicated 20 amp circuits (120 Amps total)
     Max AMP draw = 81.58 Amps
     Max Wattage = 10,777 Watts

     Avverage Draw = 23 Amps

Extension cords: 4,583 Feet
     6 foot = 43 -  258 feet
     9 foot = 25 - 225 feet
     20 foot = 15 -300 feet
     40 foot = 20 - 800 feet
     100 foot = 12 - 1,200 feet
     120 foot = 10 - 1,200 feet
     Custom = 600 feet 10/3 (Power Feed)
     Custom = 1,000 feet SP2 18Ga

3 LOR 16 Channel controllers
1 Belkin FM transmitter
2 wireless speakers

Addition for Christmas 2007:

Purchased 24 boxes Blue minis
Purchased 24 boxes White minis
Purchased 24 boxes Green minis
Purchased 24 boxes Red minis
Purchased 24 boxes Multi minis
Purchased 4 boxes Red net lights
Purchased 4 boxes Blue net lights
Purchased 4 boxes Green net lights
Purchased 4 boxes white net lights
Purchased 4 boxes multi net lights
Purchsed 10 Flood lamp bases
Purchased 5 storage totes
Purchased 4 boxes ice lights
Purchased 10 Green candy canes

2005 Display Specification:

Lights = 8,000 Apx
     Minis:
          Nets: Apx 40 - 150 Bub nets
          Ice Cycles: Apx 30 - 150 Bulb strings 
     C9's: 192 LF
     Rope: 198 LF
     Floods: 10 - 85w PAR38
     Snow Balls: 5 - 100 light super spears
     Stars: 36 - Multi sized stars
     Candy Canes - 25 lighted canes
     Christmas Tree - 300 Minis
     Lighted Toy Train - Rope light
     Fiber optic Giner bread dolls: 2
     Wreath - 18' rope, 2 - 100 bulb Minis, 1 - 35 Bulb pearl, 3 - 150 bulb Cluster
     Candle/Holly: 2 Rope

Amps = 40 (two dedicated 20 Amp circuits)
     Average draw:

Music = 1.17 Hours (60 hours to program, Apx 1hr. per minute of music)
     22 Sequenced songs
     25 Griswalds Sound Bites

1 LOR 16 channel board
2 Wireless stereo speakers
Belkin Tunecast II FM transmitter
3000 Feet of various power cords

2005 Display setup hours: Apx 48 Hours - 3 solid weekends
2005 Programing/Sequencing Hours: 60 Hours
2005 December Electric Bill: $150.00 More than last year (Opps!)
2005 Take down hours:
2005 Traffic - Averaged about 100 cars per night, this doubled Christams weekend

Additions for Christmas 2006:

Purchased two 16 channel Light-O-Rama controllers (48 Channels total)
Purchased 150 feet Red Rope light
Purchased 150 feet Green Rope Light
Purchased several new totes for storage
Purchased 10 - Strings of 1" Green balls
Purchased 10 - Strings of 1" Red balls
Purchased several C9 & C7 sockets for custom configurations
Professional voiceovers for FM 98.3 recorded done by the Demented Elf
We are now a Toys for Tots collection location
Purchased 3 new 48" wreaths
All bushes are now syncronized.
New Merry Christmas sign built and hung.

Quartz Hill Christmas Blog

Email : rick.c.williams@quartzhillchristmas.com