Town of Lyons Newsletter

The Glow of Lyons' Holiday Lights Rings in the Season!

Lyons' holiday light display is a special tradition that many locals and visitors look forward to each year. We've compiled some facts about this year's holiday lights.

We hope you enjoy this year's display, and join us at the Holiday Parade of Lights on Saturday!

Lights in Lyons

Planning for each year's light display begins in early summer.  

The planning, design, and production is a collaboration between the Public Works and Parks departments. The Town begins to hang the lights in late October (after Spooktacular), taking advantage of warmer days, as much as possible. The early start helps to ensure everything will be ready to be illuminated at Thanksgiving and for the Parade of Lights. This year, the Town had help from the Boulder County jail crew work release program, to help string many of the lights. The placement of the décor requires a mechanical lift to hang the lights on trees over 12 feet tall.

There's been a few changes since last year... 

The Town employs eight Parks and Public Works maintenance staff, who, along with the assistance of the Boulder County jail crew, are responsible for the entire holiday display. Concurrently, the same eight are also responsible for the ongoing maintenance requirements around town, which include utilities, grounds, parks needs, and emergencies.

This year, in place of a light show in Sandstone Park, the team has worked hard to cover more area and total number of trees and posts, with new varieties of holiday décor placement. Last year, following the completion of the East Main Streetscape project, the holiday decorations were expanded to a few of the new light posts along East Main/US-36 – the first year to place lights along East Main; this year, the light display is expanded further than ever along the mid-corridor. Also new this year is the extension of lights into LaVern M. Johnson Park.

How many??

Throughout Lyons, 131 trees and streetlights are embellished with luminous décor. Not bad!
Lights in Lyons

Efficient and versatile!

The majority of lights used throughout town are LED lights. The LED lights last up to 10 times longer and use 80% less energy than traditional incandescent holiday lights. They are also more durable and shock resistant because they do not have moving parts, filaments or glass. However, there are a few locations where the older style lights are still in use.  Don’t forget to recycle your old lights (at CHaRM Boulder or the Longmont Waste Diversion Center). 

But wait...there's more!

You may also notice garland with intertwined lights, large pole-mounted snowmen, candy canes, and other decorations, and illuminated hanging spheres in select trees. 

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See for yourself!

The lights will be illuminated every night, through early-January. Take a stroll through the magical display, see if you can spot the hanging spheres and mounted candy cane, and enjoy the special feeling of the holidays in Lyons!

A special thanks to Kyle Miller, who had previously organized several years of the holiday lights display, complimented by a musical light show.  Kyle was instrumental in coordinating the light show in past years. The Town hopes residents and visitors alike will continue to see the magic in the holiday lights this year.

The Town of Lyons wishes you a very happy holiday season! We hope to see you at the Holiday Parade of Lights on December 2! 

Town of Lyons

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