2016 Season: Tear Down & Organizing

It’s the end of our 2016 season. That means it’s time to put everything away till around November. We started off by making our usual rounds at local retailers for some great end of season deals. Once we got back, we inventoried everything (makes planning easier for next season) and put it away in the attic/barn.

2016 Shopping Spree

New Nativity Scene & Snowman Props

The Original Radio Sign, 2010

2 full totes of lights

Some lights that don’t work.

Additional props

Radio Sign & Santa Blow Mold

Visiting Local Displays

We like to go and visit other displays/set-ups which are close to us during each season. It allows us to get ideas for sequencing, songs, and props; as well as “check out the competition” as they say. This year we made an extra trip down to Cambridge and checked out the Guernsey County Court House.

Guernsey County Court House

On the way back we stopped in Gnadenhutten and saw the Blickensderfer Family Christmas display.

Blickensderfer Family Christmas

Blickensderfer Family Christmas

We spent a second evening, earlier this week to go and visit smaller local displays here in Stark county as well. One of the displays that stood out to us here was the Barthels Garden Center in North Canton.

If you are in the area, we highly recommend visiting these displays, they are very well put together, and we had a great time visiting them.