Finalizing 2012 installation: Light Up Black Friday (Gardner Christmas Lights)

We have been busy setting up for this year’s display, our 5th year of G-Town Christmas. A few things still to finish up before we Light Up Black Friday! Special thanks to Tim Dorr for the help, and photo below. If you’re ready to see a fantastic display, Tim lights up theirs tonight (Thanksgiving) at the Prairie Village Pool next to Shawnee Mission East High School. Hours are 5:30-Midnight.


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    Tim Dorr Says:

    What great weather you’ve had for installing the 2012 version of G-Town Christmas. Glad I could be part of it. Look forward to see how it all comes together.

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    Virginia Roccaforte Pretz Says:

    Is this something you do yourself? We saw your display last night and it was fantastic! How can we do something like this??? Is there a company that sets it up? We are intrigued to say the least!! Thank you!
    Virginia in Gardner, Ks

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    Tyson Says:

    Thanks for stopping by, and your comments Virginia. How did you hear about our display?
    Yes this is one of my hobbies so we do everything ourselves. There is a group of about 30 of us from around the Midwest that gather every first weekend in August for 2 days of learning and networking with each other. More info can be found at I’d be happy to show you the “behind-the-scenes” of everything anytime. As far as a company in KC that does it, the only one I know of only does large displays for businesses like the one at Vince & Associates on Metcalf in OP.

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    Jan Winston Says:

    This is my first winter in Gardner. The neighnors made sure I knew about Gtown Christmas. My 4 year old granddaughter and I have enjoyed the display many times. She would like to watch you if you take it down or do you leave it up all year?

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    Tyson Says:

    Jan- Welcome to Gardner, and thanks for the comments. We are glad you and your family have enjoyed the display! I will be taking it down probably next week, depending on weather and availability. I will update this site as well as Facebook when that process starts, and you are more than welcome to come watch. 🙂

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