A Decade of Light Shows
Over the years that LivermoreLights was running, we always left an opportunity for guests to come and sign our guestbook. Here are some of the entries over the years. It's a journey of the joy, and holiday memories that Livermore Lights brought to countless people.
Tommie Van Fossen
What an amazing exciting event for Livermore and the Holiday Season. Wow! Thank you so much Phipps Family. The Van Fossens
Our family loved it! My 2 year old wanted to stay all night and my 11 month old was mesmerized
So fun! Our two year old loved the show and yelling out all the colors he saw :)
Took my 3 yr old daughter to see the show tonight(12/14/15). I have a few years of working as a lighting technician/lighting designer. Gotta say you all deserve the win you got. Quite the production. As a Disney fan, love the soundtrack we saw tonight.
Been coming out every year! You guys are the best and congrats on winning the Christmas lights fight! You deserve it!
Enjoyed the spectacular light show! Appreciate the kind introduction to your show by the MC.
"Greatest Show on Earth!"
This was the best show I have ever seen!
Just saw the light show yesterday night and it's amazing and our entire family loved it-- especially my 21 month old daughter. She was mesmerized and as we were leaving, her eyes were still fixed on the lights. I had a recording of the episode you were on and didn't watch it until after we got back. So wonderful that we got to watch the light show live. Congrats on your win!
Great show - congrats on the win!
We appreciate all of your hard work and efforts. Your light display is magical, especially for my little ones. It has made our holiday season a little brighter and your display is now a family tradition - Thank you! Livermore Lights is one more reason we love our town and neighbors!
You are amazingly talented and such an inspiration! You deserve the "win" on the ABC show and much more! Congrats and happy holidays!
I watched your show on tv., my mother loves the display and wants to drive down from North Bay Santa Rosa and see the show before New Years. Congrads on the great light show. May the force be with you.
Great job on the lights and taking home the win on great Christmas light fight! Love to see our little town get recognized!!!
Way to go Matt. Congrats on the win.
I saw your display on the great Christmas Light show. Now I'm going to have to take a trip over to Livermore! :)
Just saw your light show on the Great Christmas Light Fight, and I've already asked my husband to take me to see your display in person!
Saw your incredible light show on TV. Kudos and what creativity and planning. We will have to travel to Livermore to see it in person!!!
Amazing lights they are crazy good we drove from Fremont 2x already this year we love it!!! We were at the premiere and the viewing party!! Thank you my daughter wants to come trick-or-treating on Halloween next year I hope your lights will be up lol!!!
Thank you for the display. it really brightens holidays for everyone around. You are awesome!!!
My Son LOVED the light saber you used to start your show. We really liked your display!
I've seen many different displays like this before but something about yours was just more magical!! The amount of colors and the different color patterns with the lights was awesome! Everyone needs to go and watch!
I'm taking my two lil girls!
We so enjoyed your amazing light display last year! It was my first year coming, but it is now a new tradition. I am wondering when you will be opening this year. I am having major surgery on December 2nd and I am hoping to be able to come before my surgery, because I don't know if I will be able to make it after my surgery. Do you have wheelchair access? Last year we were able to sit in our car and watch it. Will that still be possible this year? Thank you so much for doing this very special show for the community!!! I can only imagine the hours and hours worth of work that goes in to such an amazing display! ~Cheri
Great display - lots of work to get all that lighting and video working. Well done! Hope to see it all another again another year.
December 14th, 2014
It was really, really fantastic! Thank you so much for really getting me into the Christmas spirit!
December 13th, 2014
Thank you for a fabulous light and sound display! Job Well Done!!!
December 10th, 2014
Still in awe. Saw this for the first time last night and couldn't get over how cool and awesome this is!
We came in a car not knowing anything but an address and that lights were insync with a radio channel we could listen to while parked. What a GREAT outing for my wife and our #3under3. Not having to get all of the kids out of their car seats was awesome for Mom and Dad, but hearing the glee behind us as we watched the show was priceless. It looks like the most fun was to be had by people who just walked up and watched the show from outside. We're DEFINITELY coming back again, all the way from Hayward!
December 10th, 2014
We were out watching the show last night. We all loved it! Thank you so much for being part of my childs memories. This is definitely something we will do every year!
December 9th, 2014
That was amazing thank you
December 8th, 2014
Brought me to tears! God Bless you for bringing Joy to so many! Thank you for all your hard work. It really is breath taking. I am trying everything in my power not to knock on your door and give you the biggest hug!
December 8th, 2014
Stumbled onto your display tonight. We were impressed! Thanks so much for the beautiful display. We were awed by the production. We've already passed on our find to friends so they too can enjoy your stunning display. Looking forward to stopping by again.
December 7th, 2014
We drove all the way from Pinole to see this. Worth the drive. My kids loved it.
December 4, 2014
Our family loved the light show! My daughters and I couldn't help but sing along! Thank you for this beautiful and amazing experience!
7:41AM on December 5, 2014
Awesome! My daughter came in her Elsa dress and sang along to all the songs!!
12:33 AM on January 1, 2014
What an absolute surprise and wonderful experience. It is magical and for those 10 minutes in time - all focus is on the beauty of the Season - and we thank all of you that worked so hard to bring us this amazing gift! It will be a new family tradition and we will anxiously anticipate next years come December 2014. Definitely a new Christmas Favorite!
The Leung Family
3:10 PM on December 26, 2013
We watched your show last year and came again this year. The show was magnificent...you guys did such a wonderful job. My family enjoy it very much, thank you very much for doing this! The music choose was beautiful and I think the Christmas tree shaped screen is new this year? The video projected on the screen made a big difference to the overall effect. We look forward to visiting your house again next year!
The Ragatz Family
11:58 PM on December 23, 2013
We just returned from watching your show - we're the ones who asked to pet your dog, and you showed us how the water works. Thank you for giving us such an enjoyable evening. You do a great job, and we vote for you as the best holiday light show! Merry Christmas.
10:53 PM on December 23, 2013
This was our first time to see the show & we loved it!! We saw pictures of the show from last week from my sis-in-law that showed fire but we didn't see any tonight. Are you still going to be including fire in the show?
6:17 PM on December 22, 2013
Saw your show last night and it was crazy awesome! Thank you for doing this for the community!
Out of curiosity, what software did you use to program the lights? Vixen? Light-o-rama? And are you using Enttec Pro or a HolidayCoro based controller?
Thanks again and keep up the phenomenal work!!
12:54 PM on December 22, 2013
You are all Christmas angels for doing this for the community. God bless you all and a very merry Christmas to you.
12:00 AM on December 22, 2013
Wonderful show, our girls LOVED it!!! Excellent!
12:53 AM on December 19, 2013
This was our first visit and loved it. Love that Christ is the center of your CHRISTmas as He is in ours. We will be telling friends and fam about this.
11:11 PM on December 18, 2013
Absolutely blown away. Very impressive and entertaining show. My entire family loved it, we will be coming back, and recommending this to everyone I know. I had no idea.
The Stevens Family
9:33 PM on December 18, 2013
This is the first year we have seen the show, and I must say this was amazing. My father owns a lot of speaker and lighting equipment so my kids are not easily impressed when it comes to a light show. We were blown away, so much so that I called my father on facetime so he could experience it as well. I love that you used the show as an extension to invite people to your church. My kids and I do plan to make this a tradition, and we love that you went all out. I have sent a link to your website to all of my friends and family. I found out about the light show from your tiny sign on my way home from taking my son to school. I am so glad I saw it and came out to see your wonderful display. Thank You for doing this. It is amazing!!!
1:53 AM on December 16, 2013
Went for our first time tonight!!! It was awesome watched it twice!! This will definitely be on our to do list for Christmas next year!! Thank you for sharing!!! God Bless!!
12:35 AM on December 16, 2013
If Deacon Dave's extravaganza was a car, it would be a 1950's Cadillac. Large, and showy but with primitive technology. It quickly overwhelms and palls one's senses. Yours is like the latest refined BMW: Restrained at first but always more to discover. The latest in technology but it is there to please. Not to overwhelm. In the end one forgets about the technology and just sits there enraptured by the music and the magic. We originally had several other recommended houses on our list to view tonight but what would have been the point? Just tore up the list and drove home still bemused by the enchantment you created. A thank you just doesn't do it. But THANK YOU.
A final thought: With all the lights there is one item that remains elusive in the dark; Your donation box. If someone else had not walked up to it I would never have found it. And when I opened the cover I could not tell where the money went. I hope I put it in the right place! A tasteful sign and a few LEDs under the cover would not detract from the magic in any way.
12:49 AM on December 15, 2013
Thanks for all the energy you put into this. It's wonderful and inspiring!!! Let Christ reign in the hearts of us all! May God bless you.
1:12 AM on December 14, 2013
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1:13 PM on December 5, 2013
Ricker family says...
Totally worth the time to drive to this one! We loved the lights and especially the dancing water!!! We will be back again!!!
Glad that you guys got to go!
9:17 PM on December 25, 2012
Friends took us to see this a couple weeks ago... I can't believe I never heard about this so close to home... It is absolutely beautiful!!! Thank you!
2:48 PM on December 25, 2012
We look forward to seeing the new and improved light show each year and this year was wonderful as always. Thank you for bringing Christmas closer to our hearts.
9:06 PM on December 24, 2012
Totally worth the time to drive to this one! We loved the lights and especially the dancing water!!! We will be back again!!!
1:49 AM on December 23, 2012
Hey there Ken & Matt
You outdid yourselves this year. I brought my parents and they loved it. Hope you have a great holiday season.
Ken & Brenda
8:04 PM on December 22, 2012
Loved it...well done
PG&E must love you..lol
7:48 PM on December 20, 2012
Wha a treat! I was moved to tears. Thank you for adding to our already awesome community of Livermore.
10:09 AM on December 17, 2012
THANK YOU. When I saw your presentation I was not only amazed at the beauty and the amount of work it was to make your home a destination but I couldn't help but be impressed with the programming and output control of whatever type of plc you are using to make it all work.
10:52 PM on December 15, 2012
absolutely beautiful thank u for putting this all together this will definetly become a family tradition merry christmas and god bless
4:21 PM on December 12, 2012
We found you through www.LightsOfTheValley.com. Amazing show. Best we have seen in 2012. Thank you.
TDA Dancers + Gymnast
12:45 AM on January 1, 2012
Had a lot of fun. Will come back!-tip
We danced, we sang, we laughed, we cried (not really), we never should have said goodbye-HotDog
Had fun! (I THOUGHT OF THE LINE ABOVE) -brook worm
I randomly danced like a psycho, sang off key, and acted like a squirrel all while watching your beautiful lights! VICTORY FOR ZIM! -spazz attack
Thanks for making my b-day special! With a kick line and a conga line, everything was VERY memorable. Looking forward to next year!!!!!- birthday girl
tda dancers + gymnast
12:21 AM on January 1, 2012
Wow ! Thanks for all your hard work ! Me and my girlfriend and her kids all enjoyed the show ! I will never forget this thanks again .
9:57 PM on December 31, 2011
Best house in Livermore/Pleasanton. Only suggestion is to add laser lights.
10:51 AM on December 29, 2011
Awesome... Surprised my parents last night. Thank you.
12:45 AM on December 26, 2011
Aaaawwwweeesome show! Thank you very much for your hard work and creativity. We're spreading the word!! Happy holidays!!
10:15 PM on December 25, 2011
Thank you for a wonderful show - we really enjoyed seeing it on Christmas Eve!
11:42 PM on December 22, 2011
Kids loved the show and a great way to get in the Christmas mood. Thanks!
10:28 PM on December 22, 2011
AMAZING!! 2011 was your best one yet!! My husband and I truly appreciate your hard work to put on such a wonderful show!
1:35 PM on December 22, 2011
Wow! wonderful show once again. We have enjoyed this for the last 3 years and appreciate that it's different every year. Great choice and variety of songs. Thank you for bringing us candy canes as we watched - yum!
12:25 AM on December 22, 2011
Best Christmas light show I've ever seen. Ever! Very classy.
And you worked with FIF? LOVE those guys! Did you hear they're back and recording a new album?
Joe & Trish Hughes
4:06 AM on December 20, 2011
great show !
3:24 PM on December 19, 2011
I bring my girls here every year, and even at 20 and 12 it still has all three of us in awe and clapping with delight once the show is over. The water feature add is VERY COOL this year. Great job!!!!!!
11:06 AM on December 17, 2011
The show was fantastic. Gave me goosebumps! Great job. Can't wait to bring the kids.
1:14 AM on December 16, 2011
Matt your a technological Genius!!! Thanks so much for creating such a cherished Christmas wonderland!! the memories families will have will be passed on for generations!! You continue to be amazing! we are all in AWE!!! Thanks again for your heart and vision!! Look forward to it every year! God Bless!! Hugs to you and your family!! :-)
8:58 AM on December 11, 2011
My family loved watching the show. It was like being at Disneyland. Thank You. This was our first time and it will not be the last.
3:12 PM on December 29, 2010
loved it again this year. you guys out did yourselves.
11:26 AM on December 28, 2010
Over and above the call of duty Great job!
10:57 PM on December 27, 2010
Great show very beautiful
1:09 AM on December 27, 2010
Great and the kids love it too! Felt a little like being at Disneyland!!!! Also LOVED that you had up about Jesus being the reason for the season. He IS the reason!!!
6:12 PM on December 26, 2010
I just moved back to CA from Boise ID 2 months ago and was thrilled to see so many homes recognizing our Savior's birth in their front yard CHRISTmas displays! My SIL and brother took me to your home last week and it was absolutely amazing!! Thank you for sharing God's gift to you with us, your neighbors and fellow believers :-)
Blessings in Christ Jesus and a happy healthy properous 2011!!!
2:48 AM on December 25, 2010
Your light display is beautiful. I also liked the music, water, & movie screen. You have a bright future ahead of you. No pun intended. Thank you!!! We enjoyed it thoroughly.
10:17 PM on December 24, 2010
Excellent and enjoyable show. Keep up the good work. Add more blue.
2:25 PM on December 24, 2010
you ROCKED it! we watched it three times last night. Can you tell me what music you used? We felt like we were at a Disneyland show!
Thanks for the great spirit,
(ps- you'll get a "spam" bounce-back on the email).
10:56 PM on December 23, 2010
It was fantastic!! My family and I thoroughly enjoyed the show!!! A must see!!
0:25 AM on December 23, 2010
Great job with the light show. If your in Livermore you need to come and see this show.
6:52 PM on December 22, 2010
We have enjoyed your musical light show for years. Each year it continues to amaze us. I hope that you continue this for years to come as it has become a tradition for us. Thank you for the magic!
1:54 PM on December 22, 2010
Nicely done....excellent choreography.....thank you.....
11:23 PM on December 17, 2010
Loved it! Amazing..
11:39 AM on December 17, 2010
Just learned about your "lil" setup and will bring the fam down to take a look. This was my first year at animation 27 channels (have 48 just enough stuff to use all the channels). Very intrigued by this "projector" display and the water feature. Will swing by and give it a view,. I'm in Livermore as well..
Will post back after I actually see this creative masterpiece of yours
7:47 PM on December 16, 2010
absolutely amazing! You have a long career ahead of you in light/stage production! Rock on young man!
10:23 PM on December 14, 2010
Again an excellent display ! Really enjoyed the new video screen, a nice touch ! The sound through the radio was not quite as clear as last year, seemed there was some interference between the transmitter and our radio. Hope that gets worked out, but all in all very well done. Thank you for your hard work. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
2:48 PM on April 22, 2010
Matt- Love your display... saw it on d-light.com. Great job!
I'm assuming you have the firefly light system... by chance, would you be willing to let me take a look at it? I live in Dublin (my parents in Livermore) and want to see one before I actually purchase, aruggg... enough to outline my house with them alone!
Fred & Heidi (sparky from NorCal)
12:00 AM on January 1, 2010
Matt you did an awesome job! I could tell by your Mom's introduction of you to us on Christmas eve ...she is so proud! We truely enjoyed meeting you and sharing our combined love of animated lighting. Keep up the good work and perhaps we can share some of the "tricks of the trade" with each other in 2010. BTW: our fav is your chasers! Thanks for taking the time to talk to us on Christmas Eve....you are a very gifted young man.
3:21 PM on December 28, 2009
A very awesome display ! My whole family thought it was great, we listened through all of the songs and then a couple more (the second time through) we enjoyed it so much. Being able to listen while staying warm in the car and hearing the music through our car stereo was very nice. Thanks for the hot chocolate and candy canes on Christmas Eve, a very nice gesture. Possibly have some signs down the street suggesting for people to dim or turn off their headlights ? Thanks again !!
You did a great job, we look forward to next years!
9:25 AM on December 27, 2009
Your house was my favorite. I would love to know how you do it! Any website links on "how to" that you used or are you just that gifted?
7:33 PM on December 24, 2009
12/24 We were the family that was out there before 6:30. Thank you so much for taking the time to do this and bring so much joy to us and our community.
Ken and Beth
10:53 PM on December 18, 2009
Spectacular show. Our family and relatives all enjoyed!
The Dunbar Family
9:46 PM on December 18, 2009
Your light show was so incredible!! Impressive, tastefully done, beautiful! The whole family enjoyed it. We hope you continue this tradition. It definately felt like Christmas!! We also enjoyed meeting you. Happy Holidays, Gary, Cindy, Christopher, Nicolette, and Chanel
7:37 AM on December 18, 2009
Thanks for the FANTASTIC light show. We moved to the Seattle area about 4 years ago but have to make it home to see our family (and Deacon Dave's house). I was thrilled to find your house. Thanks for sharing your talents with the rest of us. Keep up the great work!!!!
2:07 PM on December 16, 2009
Creative and artistic. Great music and well coordinated with the lights. Keep up the great work.
12:40 PM on December 16, 2009 by
WOW , great execution, very professioal, best of all it brought me a fine measure of joy.
11:09 AM on December 16, 2009
Wow! The house on Zermatt Street was amazing! I was so impressed with the music selection and the accuracy of the synchronization of music and lights. I was also pleased with the length of the program. It was obvious to me that this production required a tremendous amount of time and energy. It was the best of the best!!
8:31 PM on December 12, 2009
I'm a neighbor of yours, live right around the corner and just found out about your light show! Sooo cool! So creative! Made my whole family pile in the car and drive round the corner to go watch! Way to go!!!!
8:39 AM on December 12, 2009
We just got back from your house. What a fantastic experience. You helped make my Christmas season even more joyful--I have the Lord so that is enough for tons of joy but add lights and music and I'm smiling from ear to ear!! Your choice of music is wonderful. I could sit out there all night enjoying the sights and sounds. You are one talented young man (who seems to have a wonderfully supportive family.) God bless all your efforts and thanks for giving our community something truly spectacular. Keep up the good work.
Christmas blessings of tidings and joy,
9:51 PM on December 8, 2008
Awesome light display!