Show Schedule: 5pm to 10pm each night

SongArtist
Wizards in WinterTrans Siberian Orchestra
Amazing GraceYule
Carol of the BellsDavid Foster
Christmas CanonTrans Siberian Orchestra
Music Box DancerDJ Schwede
Do you Hear What I Hear?Spiraling
Christmas SarajevoTrans Siberian Orchestra
All I want for Christmas is YouMariah Carey

The Nine Foot Nutcrackers

My wife, Lilia, is from the Ukraine. She decided to have a Christmas party on Dec 3,2011. She invited all of our Russian friends. The theme of the party was the Nutcracker. My twin 10 yo sons, Dennis and Alexei, asked if we could create two large nutcrackers for their mom. We told my wife to stay out of the garage for 3 weeks. She was going crazy trying to figure out what the secret project was.
We revealed the project to her on Thanksgiving. She was amazed. All materials for the Nutcrackers were purchased at Home Depot.

Styrofoam, Plywood, PVC pipe = Nutcracker Soldier.
If you are ever near Denver, Colorado, stop by!
			4217 Greenfinch Dr
			Littleton, CO 80126

			Merry Christmas!

			Sean, Lilia, Dennis and Alexei Meighan
			
HOW TO BUILD a 9' nutcracker

Dec 2011, right after construction

Dec 2012. Wow my twin boys have grown!

If you compare the two pictures you can see some of the details missing as we were just finishing building them. Gold braid, belt buckle, gold cuffs, braids on the boots, swords, hair (used a white rug from Walmart), finished painting the drums.

The Nutcracker software program

In March 2012, I decided to write a program to animate RGB Christmas lights. I called this software program, the Nutcracker.

NUTCRACKER PROGRAM