Come And Enjoy The Glencoe First Baptist Church Christmas Light Show


Picture1fvsv Christmas 2014

Yep, Christmas is right around the corner.  And this will be the first post in many of featuring Christmas themed posts.  The first Christmas themed post will talk about what the Glencoe First Baptist Church does each Christmas season.  They deck out their entire church in a bunch of Christmas lights.  Then they sync the lights into an awesome Christmas light show.  Here are two videos showing their Christmas light show from years past.

This year, the 5th annual Glencoe FBC Christmas Light Show kicks off on Sunday November 30th.  To kick off the light show, the church will hold the Snowflake Festival from 4-6 pm on Sunday November 30th.  The festival will have free food, games, a photo booth, and much more.  Then, the light show kicks off at 6 pm.  And the best part is the light show is free, just drive up, tune your radio to the radio station they have listed on the signs, and enjoy!

The lights will run from November 30th to December 31st from 5-10 PM Sunday – Thursday and 5 pm to 12 am midnight on Friday and Saturday Nights.  And on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights in December starting on Sunday December 7th, they will have a free drive thru hot chocolate stand.  Simply drive under their awning and they will hand everyone in your car a free cup of hot chocolate!  Hot chocolate and viewing a great light show, that should be awesome!

Every year they strive to make the show better and over the past five years, it has increased in technical complexity.  They started out with incandescent mini lights, like you would find on any old Christmas tree. However, three years ago they bought their first smart set of LED lights and have began to convert the show over to smart LEDs also known as pixels.  The “smart” LEDs allow them to control each individual bulb and change it to any color or brightness. In fact, this year they will have over 20,000 of the smart pixels as well as hundreds of thousands of traditional Christmas lights.

It takes a team of approximately 20 people, starting in October to construct the display, however planning began in August.  They put in all of their time and resources because they love to see everyone come out and enjoy the lights. They hope it serves as a reminder to everyone of the true meaning of Christmas.  You can find the First Baptist Church of Glencoe on US 431 in Glencoe at the traffic light intersection of College St.

Learn more about the FBC of Glencoe Christmas Light Show at:  https://www.facebook.com/glencoelights

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Weekend Roundup: 11-30 to 12-2


Geek Alabama Weekend Roundup

This is Weekend Roundup.  The local events that are happening in NE Alabama and NW Georgia.  And the bigger events that are happening in Atlanta and Birmingham.  As always if you have an event that needs to be featured on Weekend Roundup.  E-mail me at barcncpt44@aol.com.

Weekend Weather:

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A little too warm for the beginning of December.  But the weather will be fine!

Local Best Bets: (Christmas Parades)

Friday:

Sardis City Christmas Parade: 6 pm

Altoona Christmas Parade: 7 pm

Saturday:

Weaver Alabama Christmas Parade: 10 am

Webster’s Chapel Redneck Christmas Parade: 11 am

Cherokee County Christmas Parade: 10 am

Hokes Bluff Christmas Parade: 1 pm.

Grant Christmas Parade: 1 pm

Sunday:

First Baptist Church of Glencoe lighting ceremony starting at 6:30 pm.  Here is video from the 2011 light show!

Monday:

Talladega Christmas Parade: 6 pm

Gadsden Christmas Parade: 6 pm

Alexander City Christmas Parade: 6 pm

Here are my out of the area best bets for this weekend.  Go to http://www.accessatlanta.com/ for Atlanta events or http://birminghamal.org/events-calendar/  for Birmingham events.

Atlanta Best Bet:

Kevin Hart performs at the Phillips Arena on Saturday December 1st at 9 pm.  For more info. go to: http://www.philipsarena.com/.

Birmingham Best Bet:

Willie Nelson performs at the Alabama Theatre on Saturday December 1st at 8 pm.  For more info. go to: http://alabamatheatre.com/event/willie-nelson/.

 

Noccalula Falls + Glencoe Baptist Light Shows


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Over the week I went to Gadsden for two big Christmas light shows.  I first went to the Noccalula Falls Christmas light show.  It was a huge turnout and it had a ton of Christmas lights and had even animals at the barn.  Too bad I did not see any deer in the pen.  Then I went to the Glencoe First Baptist Church Light show.  The church is transformed into a huge music synchronized light show which can be seen from U.S. 431.  And the Santa there was very funny.  Enjoy the pictures from the two events.

Noccalula Falls Light Show

Glencoe First Baptist Church Light Show