The News-Record

As the classic Christmas carol says, “Deck the halls with boughs of holly” … and lights and computers and music.

This year the Whaley family has decorated their home with a light extravaganza set to music.

Ron and Art Whaley draped more than a mile of Christmas lights — an estimated 25,000 lights — on their property this season. Through the use of computer technology, the lights are synchronized to a 10-minute stream of music that can be heard on private radio frequency 103.1.

“It's really Art’s deal,” Ron Whaley said, speaking of his son. “It’s been a really good father and son project.”

Art Whaley recently completed his master’s degree in lighting design. He is currently working with a non-profit organization in Tulsa.

“I first saw something similar on a Web site and did some research before we put it together,” Art Whaley said.

It took several months to complete the project.

The lights will be shown from 5 to 11 p.m. nightly through Jan. 1.

“I thought at first we would leave them up until next year, but I've got a couple of ideas for new projects,” Art Whaley said. “I think we’ll take them down and start working on the new stuff after the beginning of the new year.”

The Whaley home is located at 2018 Birnamwood Dr.

D Street residents chime in

Kirk and Jamie Williams, residing at 1206 D St. NE, are drawing a crowd at their Miami home as well.

The Williams offer a synchronized lighting display which has neighbors and passers-by tuning in to 88.9 p.m. for a faith-based message.