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Amazing Christmas Light Display Is a Fitting Tribute. Turn the Sound Up.

Jan Stewart worked with friend Damion Rodriguez to create a synchronized light and music show which has astounded her neighborhood as a tribute to her late husband, Larry.

You may have seen the (there are five different ones!). You may even have been lucky enough to have seen it live. But if you live in Fountain Valley, you've probably heard of it: a brand-new Disneyland-esque Christmas and music light show right in the middle of town.

This began with the dream of the widow of a man who has been called "a great friend." Larry Stewart died in May of this year of mesothelioma, a form of cancer that has struck down many people from contact with various toxic substances before they were known to cause cancer. It claimed Stewart after a long battle, but wife Jan would not let him be forgotten this holiday season, with the help of friend Damion Rodriguez.

Rodriguez installed this light show in two weeks. "Larry and his wife always wanted to do something big for Christmas, and I was glad to help make this happen."

The setup displays 54,020 LED lights  programmed to dance to the music via MADRIX Ultimate. The snowflakes, arches, mini trees, mega tree, and star topper were all made by Rodriguez, along with several custom effects. All networking, installation, research, programming, & all nighters are also performed by Rodriguez.

Stewart's favorite Christmas song was "Amazing Grace," said Jan, who watches the display each night with the crowds that gather, and hugs Rodriguez, thanking him for his efforts. "We dreamed of something like this."

"Next year we hope to do a better show and start collecting donations for charities such as the American Cancer Society," adds Rodriguez, "to continue the memory of Larry."

If you are interested in viewing the dazzling display, the address is 18323 Stanislaus St. in Fountain Valley, and it has accompanying music on your radio at 89.1 FM. And don't forget to nominate Jan Stewart's house in our Deck the House contest for a chance to win $100,000 for local schools.

Doris Flinn December 21, 2011 at 07:19 PM
This is the most fantastic display in Fountain Valley and maybe Orange County. Check it out!
Margaret R December 20, 2012 at 05:54 PM
Do you know how many hungry kids you could feed with that kind of money? Do you have any idea how much planet-cooking greenhouse gas emissions you are adding with this obscene display?
Diane W December 21, 2012 at 06:24 PM
OMG! Really? Imagine all the people that come by to see this and enjoy themselves watching the display. Are you Margaret R donating money to feed hungry kids? are you right this minute doing your part to feed hungry children? I am sure you have no problem eating your dinner and not thinking twice about the hungry children. It is people like you that always have some negative idealistic comment to bring down someone's events or occurrences. Before preaching about what could be and what can be done, sit and think about yourself and say "What am I doing to help feed hungry children or what am I doing to reduce gas emissions" and then while you're at it, think if you were NOT on the internet making these ridiculous comments, how much money you could have saved in electricity and internet bills that you could have used for these issues you bring up! Let people enjoy their happiness and dedications to love ones, which she happens to be doing, not to mention the smiles of others she brings and also you have no idea what she does for hungry children or other charities!
Diane W December 21, 2012 at 06:32 PM
By the way, I love the fact that she has made a display like this and my family will be visiting the lights on my way to LA for the Holiday. Not to mention I'm touched with regard to the story of her husband and this is why she also made this display of lights. There are plenty of places that do light displays, why can't she without a fight against her. Leave her and let her be and the fact that she received a ticket was ridiculous.
Scott Y December 22, 2012 at 09:33 AM
LED lights only burned 300 watts less than your strings of Xmas Lights on your tree Margaret Rand its a memorial he donated the materials and time to do this I was there to see it for myself. Ask yourself this if you lost your husband what would you do leave a light on (that porch light for 1 week uses more power than the whole display) Think before you speak especially when you do not have a clue what you are speaking about.....
Rod December 23, 2012 at 03:40 AM
My family is from Fountain Valley and all those nay sayers that do not like this can just go f*** themselves! They must not know the true meaning of Christmas! Great for that lady!
Scott Y December 24, 2012 at 02:17 PM
Thank You Diane W. My Aunt and Uncle don't mind and they are at the end of the street coming into the neighborhood so if anybody should complain it would be the neighbors and other than the "Screwge" next door who cannot handle it (control freak) everyone gets to share the love and if you read the message it says "Larry I hope you can see this "from heaven its so bright, as bright as his light"
Lflores January 04, 2013 at 02:23 PM
And do you know that the time you are using here to criticize; you could easily put it together with other time I am sure spend in Internet or Facebook or even twitter or whatever and donate it to actually help others in need; like to your local homeless shelter; or a food bank or visiting elders etc ... hunger, war, poverty etc around the world will never end no matter how much money you stop using in things like this; doesn't matter; governments are not interested.. People create and do things for a reason; this lady did it to keep her husband's memory alive.. And that is a good reason and a good way to generate in others a nice family reunion to go a see it for example; it creates good mood and good spirits; in the end good energy that we need in this world to stop negative thoughts.
Carla Advincula December 22, 2013 at 04:58 PM
Is there an address or location i could put into our navigation to find the home?

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