Come Visit The
Hanson Barn Christmas Lightshow

Thanks for a great first year!

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FAQs

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What?

It's a FREE drive-up Christmas Lightshow. Although donations are greatly appreciated! Tune to 92.9 FM to listen in.

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When?

Every night December 4th to the 30th, 6pm to 9pm for street viewing. Donors parking open periodically. Closed Dec 9th & 10th for a special event. Check google maps for updated hours.

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Where?

5107 Thorne Rd.
Marengo, IL 60152
Directions

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More About The Show

The show is roughly 15 minutes long and you can listen by tuning in to 92.9 FM to listen. This show contains approximately 45,000 Pixel LEDS. 20 Stage DMX fixtures, two stage lasers. 265 universes of dmx data. 3000ft of cable.

The Creator

Hi, I am Chris Hanson. 👋 I like playing with all things techy, especially lights. Right now, I am launching my own lighting company. For more information, visit polywyze.com or email us at Hansonbarn@gmail.com.

Fun Stats

A huge thanks to all my friends and family that helped me with this project, including friend and production designer, Sam Bolds. It took hundreds and thousands of cables, soldering, and hours in our temporary barn/workshop to get this project done.

Fun Facts

Some quick bullet points

  • The show is currently 15 minutes but we are constantly making changes
  • It took about 3 months of full time work to get the lights put up and the show runnng
  • If the driveway is open and you ask an attendant to wish Chris a happy birthday, and make a donation over $15 there is a secret show that will play
  • I spent way too much money on this show. But you do crazy things for the things you love. (hence why donations are enormously appreciated)

Donate

There are some significant costs to putting on a show like this, any donation is greatly appreciated and ensures we can keep the show running.

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