In the East Alabama region, one church has transformed their outside into one of the biggest Christmas light shows in the region! And for 2015, Glencoe First Baptist Church is back for another year of an awesome light show! And the Christmas light show is entirely free! Here is their show from 2014 from the YouTube channel Sloss Gaming.
The FBC Glencoe’s 6th Annual Christmas Light Show will kick off Sunday November 29, 2015. To kick off the light show, the church will hold the Snowflake Festival from 4:30 to 5:45 pm on Sunday November 29th. 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 90.5 FM, also listed on the signs, and enjoy!
The lights will run from November 29 – December 31st from 5:00 – 10:00 pm Sunday – Thursday and 5:00 – Midnight on Friday and Saturday Nights. On December 5,6,12,13,19,20 they will have a free drive-thru hot chocolate stand from 6:15 – 8:15 pm. 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 six years, it has increased in technical complexity. They started out with incandescent minilights, like you would find on any old Christmas tree. However, four 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 them 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