2019 Recap

An Annual Update from William Higginson
Founder and Co-Admin of the Boise Christmas Lights Project

For the 2019 Christmas season, we really put the new Blogger platform to the test. We basically created a new "blog" for each home we added to our listings. It was a lot of work but it got the job done, barely. Here are the Pros and Cons I discovered when using Blogger for my project:



Unfortunately, those two cons were pretty heavy cons, so I decided 2019 would be the last year for Blogger. But enough of that, let's talk lights! Gather round, Christmas light junkies and stats nerds:

We had about 122 total pins on our 2019 Christmas Lights Map...

Here are some Milestones from the 2019 Season:

Another really cool highlight of the 2019 season was being invited to the taping of the DeBolt family's Christmas in Boise light show for The Great Christmas Light Fight on ABC! We were invited in addition to probably another 100 or so people. This is where I learned a little more about the show - how they film it, how many takes they do, and how fun it is to be part of something so cool... and secret. That's right... we all had to take a vow of silence, and promise not to mention the taping before it goes on the air. And what's crazy is The Great Christmas Light Fight tapes episodes a year in advance. So the 2019 taping we attended didn't even make it to air until 2020... so yeah, we had to sit on that exciting news for about a year 🀣 but we are very appreciative of the DeBolt family and love their show. They definitely deserved the opportunity to make it on GCLF. Check out some behind the scenes photos from the taping below.