Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. We had a great time seeing you all here at Widmer-World. Hope to see you all next season.
Our family was out each night greeting visitors and we had a great time meeting new and old visitors even though December was a really wet month.
We had a great visit with Santa and looking forward to seeing him next year.
You can still see our video and pictures for 2012 or prior seasons by clicking on the various Christmas Season Tabs on the left menu. If your browser is having trouble seeing the sub menus for videos or pictures just click on the appropriate year and then right click and open the page in a separate window. The sub menus should now appear.
The following scenes were part of our 2012 display: Our largest front yard "Electronic Light Show" with 240 separate circuits sequenced to each of our favorite Holiday songs... The Scavenger Hunt (season-3) Larger Artic Penguin Scene Larger Disney and Friends Dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Claus The Nativity "Tis the reason for the season" Expanded K'Nex Town The Candy Shoppe Nutcracker Alley
Santa's Toy Shop
The Singing Bear House
Train Town Widmer-World Theater Santa's Golfland
County Fair and don't forget some coins for Mr. Potato Head!
Bring your friends and family for an enjoyable start or ending to your evening in Pleasanton, CA We'll keep the lights on... and off... and on again...
This year's display runs nightly from December 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012. Show times are daily, from 6 PM to 9 PM.
The display is FREE to the public, so that all of the community can enjoy the magical dancing lights and themed diplays that bring new sights and sounds to the holiday season.
Note: The show will be canceled on days where high winds or there is moderate rain for safety reasons!
When visiting our display, we ask that you observe a few rules.
Please be respectful and courteous to our friends and neighbors. Observing all of the rules is greatly appreciated.
Please be kind to our neighbors and do not block traffic or driveways, park or walk on anyone's lawn, blow horns, or play your radio too loudly.
For the viewing pleasure of our other guests, we ask that you please turn off your headlights while in front of the display.
Please join us by parking your car and walking through our display.
Please stay on designated pathways and refrain from running or touching display items.
Pets are prohibited in the rear yard due to the number of guests and limited space available.
WARNING!!! Due to the high electrical voltage that runs our show, please DO NOT enter the show areas or yard for any reason! Failure to observe this rule could result in you being asked to leave.
How do you control the lights? Everything is controlled with software and hardware from Light-O-Rama and Animated Lighting. Our display for 2009 used 32 different channels, 2010 was 80 channels, for 2011 it was 112 channels and for 2012 we are running 304 individually controlled channels. This allows us to control almost every element in our front yard display and many of the elements in the back yard.
How many lights do you have? Unfortunately, we have never counted them... Every year we add new elements to our display in an attempt to make the display new and exciting for our returning guests, while at the same time we incorporate many of the old favorites back into the display.
How much did this cost? We don't know and I hope my wife never finds out... :)
How much is your PG&E bill? This is one of our best kepts secrets... I am happy to let you know what it is, but only if you are willing to pay the bill... :)
Do you accept donations? Yes, we do accept dontaions. We have a couple donation boxes in the yard. One helps us offset the cost of providing free Santa photos and the other helps with the electric bill... Any donations that are in excess of these two expenses are forwarded on to our favorite charties on behalf of Widmer World...
Why do you do this? Our display is nice way for our family to give something back to our wonderful community... It is also a nice family oriented hobby that keeps my family close and offers us an opportunity to spend time together while providing something special for our many guests.
If you have any additional questions not answered here please contact us with your questions using the below link.