For 2009, we totaled at 150k
For 2010. we totaled at 165k
For 2011, we totaled at 180k
For 2012, we totaled at 185k
For 2013, we are Proudly totaling at 200k Lights!!!
No doubt about it, It is HIGH! However it is for only a couple of months. In the past it would go up roughly $1,000 to $1,500 monthly, however in 2012 Hyatt Extreme went Green!! What that means is that Power Consumption is now considerably lower… almost by half!! Thanks to LED Technology.
We start thinking about it in July, What can we add or do differently
Planning in August, Drawing out a Map, Figure out Power Managememt, What will this cost
Prepping the Property in September, Pressure Clean the House & Roof, Paint, Cut the Trees, Trim the Hedges. Repair Items such as Blowmolds of our Reindeers, Snowman, ect… Construct the different Display Items, such as the Nativity Manager, Santa’s Workshop, Santa’s Candy & Toy Store. Pull out the Ferris Wheel things like that.
In October everything starts coming out and we are ready to Welcome Everyone the day after Thanksgiving.
Christmas is Everywhere.
In the Garage, The Attic, The House, Most of the Closets, and of course The Shed. You should see under our Bed.
Tough one to answer, we have been collecting for so many years.
Many of the items we have Just are not made anymore. We hand make many items like our Lollipops and Candy Canes. Ebay is also a good place to search for items too.
- Your Display is Incredible, however it must take a lot of Time & Attention to Detail not to mention the Finances. Why do you do this?
That is easy… For the Children of the World, both Big and Small. We are building Family Memories and Holiday Traditions that people will remember their entire lives. The Joy, Smiles and Happiness we see on everyone face’s makes all that we do that much more special.
Depends on who you ask, however most of them enjoy as much as we do.
Our neighbors across the Street hosts a Great Big Party each year as they have the BEST VIEW of our Home. Their Party Guests Love it!! They get the VIP Tour of course…
Only Santa Knows
We go to Christmas Conventions each year, we love Disney World, see lots Movies, ect..
Our Kids have great ideas too!
- How did you go about choosing what Charity to Support and Collect Donations on behalf of? There are so many?
Great Question, it is never easy to decide as there are so many worthwhile organizations helping people but not as many helping the animals. Our Family has never paid monies for any of our pets & have always believed in Adoption. Animals can’t speak and every animal deserves a life with compassion.
Since we live in an Equastrian Neighborhood in Year’s past we had shared the monies with the City to support the Horses! Below is an Article I Posted a Couple of Years ago I hope everyone can respect and live by.
No, the entire display has a fence around it and we have 2 large dog too. We have also have an Elaborate Audio and Video Surveillance System on the entire property and immediate street just to make sure “All is Well”.
We are also Thankful for “Team Hyatt Security”
Thanks for Visiting our Website, we hope you come by an see us.