Lights on Display

Lights on Display Private and commercial light shows designed by Mike Ziemkowski. Computer controlled lights synced to music, video and performing animatronic characters.
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All elements were customed designed and hand built by Mike.

Operating as usual

11/22/2019
11/07/2019

This is very hard to write, but I'm very sorry to say that I won't be doing a show this year. Last year was really difficult for a number of reasons, so I decided to take this break. I'm hoping I won't regret it, as it's been an amazing run! Hopefully I can bring it back next year with something a little different. For the first time in 20 years, I hope to get out and enjoy some of the local displays I haven't been able to check out. Please spread the word so I don't have too many disappointed visitors this Christmas. I wish you all the happiest of holidays!

May is fast approaching, and for the first time in awhile, I haven't started working on this year's display. I’m still u...
04/25/2019

May is fast approaching, and for the first time in awhile, I haven't started working on this year's display. I’m still undecided on whether or not I’ll be doing a show this year. A lot changed in my life last year, but the show definitely had to go on with the tribute to my parents. The show has always been a major undertaking, and it’s always been a labor of love! Last year the display experienced the most visitors ever, and if the show runs again, I will need to have the help of a few volunteers for traffic control, mostly on the weekend. Also, there may be need to be some dark nights during the week, to allow some time with family and friends. For the first time, I’ve also considered working with a charity, to bring a new spirit and reason for the display.

The display has been a major part of my life, here and in Indiana for over 40 years. I’m not sure if I’m ready to see it go yet. I love meeting everyone, and seeing the joy on the faces of young and old!

Please let me know if you’d be interested in volunteering your time for traffic control. I also welcome your comments and suggestions.

Happy New Year! The 2018 show run has come to an end. Thank you all stopping by to celebrate the season with me and my C...
01/02/2019

Happy New Year! The 2018 show run has come to an end. Thank you all stopping by to celebrate the season with me and my Christmas crew! This year's show was one of the most special and meaningful to me, as I paid tribute to my parents, the one's who made Christmas so special! Once again I have to thank my neighbors for putting up with over a month of craziness, and a thank you to all of you who visited, for your patience and respect for my neighbors. This year saw the most visitors ever, with thousands of visitors stopping by over the run of the show. It's hard to believe that what I started as a child, millions of people have seen through television, online, and in person! I'm not sure what the future holds, but I hope to bring it back for 2019! Thanks again, and here's wishing you and your family a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

If only! 😁
12/27/2018

If only! 😁

A nice little video about this year's show.
12/25/2018
Family's Christmas Light Show Is A Must-See | RightThisMinute

A nice little video about this year's show.

One of the best ways to spread the Christmas spirit is by decorating your house in beautiful lights. Some families put up just a few lights, and some go all out. This family goes all out. Mike Ziemkowski set up a 13-minute Christmas experience on his front lawn, complete with a Christmas music medle...

The show continues it's run 6-10pm nightly through New Year's Day!
12/25/2018

The show continues it's run 6-10pm nightly through New Year's Day!

The next few nights will be extremely busy at the display! Please be prepared to be patient while waiting to park and ex...
12/23/2018

The next few nights will be extremely busy at the display! Please be prepared to be patient while waiting to park and exit. It may also be easier and lessen congestion if you travel up the street to a less busy area to turn around, or consider using the cul-de-sac at the end.

An easy parking alternative may be parking up and along Knobhill, which runs parallel to our street. You can follow it up and out to Beverly Glen.

Unfortunately I'm just one person to monitor traffic, so I'd really appreciate everyone's help and cooperation to help make the night run smooth for everyone to enjoy!

Thank you!

12/18/2018

We're entering a very busy time at the display. If you plan to visit, please remember to not stop and block traffic. Drive past the display, park, and walk back. It would be most helpful if you can drive forward to a less congested area to turn around, or use the cul-de-sac at the end. Please remember to not block any driveways. Also consider using parking up along Knobhill Dr, as a quick park and exit alternative.

I would like to keep this a fun and enjoyable experience for everyone! The display runs 6-10pm nightly through New Year's Day.

12/12/2018

URGENT! The display traffic has increased over the past years, and it's now close to the breaking point of my small neighborhood, especially on the weekend. Please consider using Knobhill Dr. to the left as you enter, for easy parking, and a straight ahead exit up the road. If you choose to park on our street, please drive up the road to a less congested area to turnaround. Also, there is a cul-de-sac at the end for a very easy turnaround. If anyone's interested in helping out with traffic, please let me know. Thank you!

12/09/2018

The weekends are getting very busy at the display! Please be extra careful, patient, and considerate of my neighbors. Please don't block any driveways or prevent the flow of traffic. You may have to park a distance past the display, so be prepared to walk. There is a culdesac at the end of the street for easy turnaround. Also consider parking along Knobhill, it's the left split as you enter off Beverly Glen. It parallels our street, and no turnaround is required. It may not be suitable parking for very young or elderly visitors, as the road has a bit of climb.

Thank you!
Mike Ziemkowski

12/07/2018

The show will be up and running tonight!

12/06/2018

Tonight's show is on hold for now. It's still raining, but due to clear up later. I will post as soon as there's an all clear sign for the night.

12/05/2018
The Great Christmas Light Fight

The big guy in the red suit at the end looks familiar! 😀

The best and the brightest of our first five seasons return for our first-ever #LightFight All-Star Special! Prepare for a VERY MERRY & VERY, VERY BRIGHT evening, Monday at 10|9c on ABC!

Rain is in the forecast for later today, so the display will most likely be off for tonight. The rain may end early tomo...
12/05/2018

Rain is in the forecast for later today, so the display will most likely be off for tonight. The rain may end early tomorrow, so hopefully it will be back on again. Stay tuned for updates!

The rain is over, and it's time for the display to shine bright! Please join us for some festive family fun!The street i...
11/30/2018

The rain is over, and it's time for the display to shine bright! Please join us for some festive family fun!

The street is very small, so please remember to be courteous to my neighbors, and don't stop and block the flow of traffic or any driveways. There's plenty of parking past the display. I look forward to meeting and greeting you all!

11/29/2018
Lights On Display 2018

For over 40 years I've been putting up a display, but this year's is truly special. The show begins with a tribute and celebration of my parents, sung by my new animatronic "Snowy," the snow child. My mom passed away earlier this year, and Snowy's something she wanted me to add to Frosty and Crystal's family. I know she would have loved him! My parents both put the magic into Christmas for me, and my goal is to share as much of that as possible!

After the open, the show kicks into high gear with some fun new songs, and a timely replay of a song from a few years back. The Pix-Z-Tree received a makeover, with new clear pixel strips, which allow more of the tree to show through. It's a great improvement! This year's show is one of the longest at 13 minutes, and took about a month and a half to program, with a ten day setup. I'm really happy with the way it turned out! I hope you enjoy it!

This year's video is truly special to me. The show begins with a tribute and celebration of my parents, sung by my new animatronic "Snowy," the child…

Here's a news segment that was done on the display last night by Fox 11 News. They did a great job with the story and co...
11/27/2018
Animatronic lights display in Sherman Oaks will get you into the holiday spirit!

Here's a news segment that was done on the display last night by Fox 11 News. They did a great job with the story and coverage, and it was a lot of fun to do!

FOX 11 is also getting into the holiday spirit and we  want to keep that holiday spirit going by sharing the most amazing local holiday light displays.

11/22/2018

It's time to celebrate the season! This year's all new show premieres tomorrow night at 6pm!

A big turnout is expected, so please be courteous to my neighbors and don't block any driveways or block the flow of traffic. There should be plenty of parking past the display. Park, and walk back to enjoy the show. Hope to see you there!

10/23/2018

It's hard to believe it's only one month to the premiere of this year's show! I'm programming away, and looking forward to turning on the lights again for my 41st season! I look forward to the chance to meet and greet you all at the display!

10/22/2018
Season's Greeters

The characters I create for my display, and sell through my company Season's Greeters are available to purchase for your display or venue. See purchase info below, and see the whole family perform at the display this Christmas!

Interested in having your very own animatronic for your display this year? We have a Frosty and Snowy available to ship for this Christmas season! There's still plenty of time to add them to your display, to the delight of your guests! Please contact Holiday Technologies for purchasing info. sales @ holidaytechnologies.com or 913.626.6226

10/15/2018

This year's all new show is making great progress! Programming is more than halfway done, and Snowy's standing by, ready to make his on stage debut November 23rd! I hope you can join us for the big premiere, and ring in the start of the holiday season! Stay tuned for more updates.

The finished frame back from the welder. The next step is to add a layer of bubble wrap to pad out the fabric wrap.
06/18/2018

The finished frame back from the welder. The next step is to add a layer of bubble wrap to pad out the fabric wrap.

06/14/2018

The music track for this year's show has been selected! There's a few new fun songs you may have never heard, as well as new renditions of Christmas classics. The countdown has begun, and programming begins in a few months! Join us for the party when the show premieres on Friday November 23rd at 6pm! 🎅🎄🎉⛄

Snowy head halves assembled. Jaw and inner working to be added.
06/11/2018

Snowy head halves assembled. Jaw and inner working to be added.

Ultracal stone positive for vacuuforming.
06/08/2018

Ultracal stone positive for vacuuforming.

A series of photos documenting the process of building this year's new addition. Check back for my picks as the process ...
06/06/2018

A series of photos documenting the process of building this year's new addition. Check back for my picks as the process continues.

A series of photos documenting the process of building this year's new addition. Check back for my picks as the process continues.

I finally started working on this year's new addition to the display. Here's the mock-up I'm creating to get the size an...
05/07/2018

I finally started working on this year's new addition to the display. Here's the mock-up I'm creating to get the size and scale correct of the snow child. Eventually the frame will be welded, much like what you see in the full size snowman. Next week I should be able to starting sculpting the head, followed by making a mold to create the vacuuform pull.

05/03/2018

I'm currently searching my music library, and other sites for some fun new songs for the 2018 show.

Stay tuned for more updates!

The year is quickly zipping by, and Crystal and Frosty have a very special announcement! They're expecting! A frozen bun...
04/13/2018

The year is quickly zipping by, and Crystal and Frosty have a very special announcement! They're expecting! A frozen bundle of joy will join them on stage this Christmas! They've already given him a name, Snowy! Here's a rendering of what they expect him to look like. Now here's hoping the doctor can deliver in time! 😀

Stay tuned for more updates in the coming weeks!

01/02/2018
01/02/2018

Another display season has come to a close. Thank you all for stopping by, it was such a pleasure to see some old faces, and many new ones! Also a big thank you for being so considerate and respectful of the neighborhood. So many cars and people came through, and it all remained festive and orderly on our little street. I'm thankful to be able to share some holiday spirit with you all! And finally a big thank you to my most patient and understanding neighbors for allowing me to keep this family tradition alive for more than 50 years! It really means a lot to my mom and me!

Happy New Year, and see you again on November 23rd, 2018!

A few weeks ago I did an interview for Voice of America Russia, and today it went live. It's pretty wild to hear your wo...
12/25/2017
Рождественское волшебство

A few weeks ago I did an interview for Voice of America Russia, and today it went live. It's pretty wild to hear your words translated in Russian, but Jingles is still Jingles! счастливого Рождества Merry Christmas in Russian!

Житель Шерман Оакс создает музыкально-световое шоу для всех желающих

It’s a Fritz’s Holiday Lights reunion at the display tonight! It was great to have Fritz Coleman from NBC4 LA stop by. H...
12/25/2017

It’s a Fritz’s Holiday Lights reunion at the display tonight! It was great to have Fritz Coleman from NBC4 LA stop by. His special weather segment helped spread the word about the display back in the early days.

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Sherman Oaks, CA
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Is there a lights on display show for 2020?
Thinking of you this holiday season. Hope that you and yours are safe and warm as you made all of us feel over the years.
Will you be doing anything this year for 2020? 🎄
Why no lights. Missing them. Don’t see them live but enjoy the video every year.
When will the display be up this season ?
Thank you for gifting us with this beautiful experience! The tribute to your parents at the beginning had me in tears, and the whole show is just so well done and joyful! We will definitely come back each year!
Heart-warming and catchy new Christmas song from Australia that celebrates the wonderful impact of festive lights on families and communities around the world. https://www.facebook.com/352250615533656/videos/2455174401176374/
Can't wait - we look forward to coming each year ;)
Beginning to feel excited!! Preparations are well underway, no doubt!! How’s Snowy?? And when will you do the programming??
Our family wanted to thank you personally for continuing the tradition year after year. We don’t have many Christmas traditions but these memories with my kids of coming to see your house or some of my most fond memories. As a sidenote I wanted to warn everyone his family in this house a few houses up our belligerent and immensely rude. We parked not at all blocking the driveway last night, and because we have two totally blind family members we had to let someone out before parking. This family went completely off on us so much that I didn’t even get to see the show last night because I was afraid they would do something dumb to my car. I’m pretty certain they are calling the police on people routinely. If they i’m certain they’re probably trying to cause trouble for you and if you ever need support and evidence that they are just angry people with no Christmas spirit feel free to reach out. But for others be warned, if you park anywhere near the driveway they will harass you and not be friendly. Probably best to stay clear of them altogether.We have so much fun. I bring my foreign exchange students from other countries to see it every year as well. You rock.
We love it!🎄🎅🏻
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a visit to Mike Ziemkowski's fabulously creative holiday displays! So, thanks Mike for continuing to bring beauty and spread joy in Sherman Oaks!