2012 Guernsey County Courthouse Holiday Lights and Music Show
The 2012 season has begun and continues each evening from 5:30pm until 9pm through January 6th, 2013. SPECIAL SHOW HOURS SELECTED WEEKENDS! November 22nd, 23rd, 24th, December 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th and again December 31st and January 1st, the show will continue until 11pm.
Elwood the Elf!
This years show is hosted by Elwood the Christmas Elf! Visit him on Facebook to leave him messages and questions, upload your lightshow pictures and videos, watch videos of and about the show and more!
WE NEED YOUR HELP! 100% of all Donations go directly to the Courthouse Light Fund!
Make a $15 DONATION to help support the show and receive a DVD of the Courthouse Lights & Music Show!
BUY A TOTE BAG!
Tote bags with a picture of the beautiful Guernsey County Courthouse light show will be on sale at the Dickens Welcome Center this holiday season. Bags are available in Black, Burgundy and Green. Cost is $5.00 with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Courthouse Lighting Fund for enhancements and maintenance of the amazing music and light show.
2012 "Kids Show" Video
2012 "Carol of the Bells" Video
ABOUT THE LIGHT SHOW
When the switch is thrown on this year’s Guernsey County Courthouse
holiday lights and music show, onlookers again witnessed seasonal illumination amplified
to a new scale never before seen in the local area.
The historic centerpiece of Downtown Cambridge comes alive with literally tens of thousands of colorful lights, synchronized to both traditional and contemporary holiday musical favorites.
The Courthouse lends its magnificent 1881 design to a intricately-choreographed 21st Century eye fest consisting of more than 44,000 lights, 15,000 of which will outline the structure’s unique architectural details. Sixty animated displays and a 23 Foot Mega-Christmas Tree with 2,600 plus lights and a pine Christmas tree with a 3-D star complete the holiday spectacle.
The Guernsey County Commissioners, the Cambridge/Guernsey County Visitors and Convention Bureau, the Cambridge Main Street Program, the Dickens Victorian Village and AVC Communications have expressed their pride in this extraordinary enhancement of what has become a local tradition.
More Music Every Hour for the 2012 Christmas Season!
AVC designed the display, creating four different shows that will play throughout the holiday season. Each presentation makes use of more than 468 electrical circuits, each computer controlled in one-fourth-of-a-second increments and painstakingly synchronized to a holiday soundtrack. This year we introduce a new "host" for the show and as always features contemporary and traditional music, including kids favorites and spectacular display's on the front of the courthouse, the lawn and on US Bank across the street..
Each hour features a wide variety of music. The show features children's Christmas favorites, one song actually sung by Cambridge area 5th graders! A show featuring contemporary Christmas favorites, a traditional/contemporary Christmas music show featuring the well known local saxophonist Gordon Hough is followed by the ever popular modern Christmas music show. This show is considered the crowd favorite. All shows include a 23 Foot Mega-Christmas Tree with 2,600 plus lights and updated presentations from years past for 2012. Each hour will have 56 minutes of music & lights!
AVC - The Making The Courthouse Holiday Light Show Video by Ryan Pavlov
For the past three months Ryan Pavlov documented AVC Communications, of Cambridge, Ohio, as they prepared and installed the Guernsey County Holiday Light Show. Please take a moment to view the film and see all the time and effort put into the only government building with a music and light show in the United States.
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Click here to see the video of the kids program. (requires Windows media Player)
Nearly a thousand man hours were needed to design the display; install
the lights and electrical systems; and coordinate the lights to the
Cambridge and Guernsey County invite you to come and enjoy the Dickens Victorian Village and the charm of this 19th century landmark, complimented by this dramatic display of state-of-the-art lighting technology.
The Guernsey County Courthouse Holiday Light Show is a gift to the community from local resident, Grant Hafley, and is a joint effort of AVC Communications, the Guernsey County Commissioners, the Cambridge/Guernsey County Visitors and Convention Bureau, the Cambridge Main Street Program and the Dickens Victorian Village.
For more information, video clips of the show or interview
Cambridge/Guernsey County Visitors & Convention Bureau
627 Wheeling Avenue, Suite 200
Cambridge, OH 43725
Phone 740-432-2022 or 1-800-933-5480