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Christmas Lights-Obsessed Man Syncs Music and Bulbs for Eyepopping Symphony Show

TIMEDecember 15, 2021

Albuquerque resident Michael Coffing is a self-described Christmas “light bug.”

He even bought his new house based on Christmas light dramatic potential and optimal viewing location.

Every year, the 37-year-old dad puts on a Christmas light show like no other, incorporating his favorite musical tunes—music taking center stage in Coffing’s decorations—which he programs with lights for a remarkable holiday display.

Since words can’t do his works justice, we invite you to enjoy them for yourselves:

(Courtesy of Michael Coffing)

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(Courtesy of Michael Coffing)

His recent displays feature “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” from “The Nutcracker” and the “The Avengers” theme, as well as in previous years “Wizards in Winter” by Trans-Siberian Orchestra and “The Greatest Show.”

Coffing taught himself to rig his light displays with music from watching YouTube videos, and became hooked. He joined a local light Facebook group and became part of a light-bug community.

One day, he dreams of lighting up his neighbors’ houses also to have the whole neighborhood dancing with color in a unified, magical display to the same festive song.

To enjoy more of Coffing’s light shows, check out his Vimeo channel here.

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