Christmas 2016
Show Status
The display is running until January 9th!
Show Status
The display is running until January 9th!

Information

Directions

145 Evergreen Lane
Winnetka, Illinois 60093

Videos

2017

Wizards in Winter
Nutrocker
Disney's Let It Go
Russian Dance
Music Box Dancer
Dreams of Fireflies
Let It Snow
Christmas Sarajevo 12/24

2016

Russian Dancer
Music Box Dancer
Let It Go
Dreams of Fireflies on a Christmas Night
Let It Snow
Christmas Sarajevo

2015

2015 Complete Show

2014

Let It Go
Auld Lang Syne
Let It Snow
The Christmas Can-Can
Music Box Dancer
Winter Wonderland
Christmas in Sarajevo
U.S.A. National Anthem

2013

Music Box Dancer
Christmas in Sarajevo

2012

Carol of the Bells

Pictures

2017

2016

2014

Front
2014 Front

2013

Front
2013 Front

2012

Front
2012 Front

About

Christmas on Evergreen is an animated Christmas lights display with over 90,000 lights set to music for the 2020 Christmas season. Since 2012, the show has been designed, built, and choreographed by Christian Tingle, currently a Junior at Case Western Reserve University. Donations are accepted and go directly to Make-a-Wish of Illinois. To date, Christmas on Evergreen has raised over $56,000 with $15,000 raised last year alone.

A note from Christian:
As a child, setting up Halloween decorations, constructing haunted houses and putting up Christmas lights allowed me to engage in my two favorite things: holidays and building. My passion exploded in second grade after my aunt showed me a video of an incredible animated holiday display in Utah. From then on, my dream was to create a holiday light display at my home for the people in my neighborhood to enjoy.

In 7th grade, after years of studying, planning, and designing, I asked my parents for permission to install a holiday light show. They said yes, and today this massive project has become the ultimate outlet for my love of building, technology and holiday spirit. I spend countless hours every summer designing, fabricating, and wiring new props and display elements. Setup begins annually on October 1st, and it takes approximately 200 hours to build and program the show.

From December through mid-January, nearly 1,000 cars drive by my display; for many people from my community and the greater Chicagoland, a leisurely cruise by my house has become an annual tradition. Knowing I am brightening their winter and bringing joy to both those who pass by and children in need makes the hours and hard work worthwhile.

News Coverage

Comments

Anonymous
November 24th, 2020
I am so excited that you're going to do another year! You home is one of the highlights of my grandchildren's Christmas. Thank you.
Roberta S Jacobson
November 23rd, 2020
The dates are from 2019. Is this taking place this year?
Steve G.
November 14th, 2020
Any chance you’re doing this again this year? Special COVID coming out of retirement edition?
SJ Gray
December 12th, 2019
The TV show- the "New Trier Now" On channels 16 and 18 in the Winnetka area and Glencoe area- would love to do a story on these light shows!
Anonymous
January 7th, 2019
This show was so spectacular in person! I couldn't believe how much work must have gone into it, especially the coordination with the music. What a treat -- thank you for all the time/effort!
Christmas on Evergreen
November 11th, 2018
The 2018 season will begin on Friday, November 23rd!
Anonymous
November 9th, 2018
Are the lights happening this year?? I discovered them last year and I love them so much!!!
Rick H.
December 14th, 2017
Christian Tingle is an exceptional young man. Although the Christmas light show is mind blowing fantastic, the real story is about the person whose vision has created this event. And that is what this is, an event to be experienced, not just a light show. My wife and I have seen all 7 years of Christian's shows, starting in 2011 (I think?). Christian was in 6th grade when he decorated his family's home and choreographed the lights to music for the first time. What started out as a project for him, has become so much more. His abilities to put this together show real talent, and that he has chosen to also allow donations be made to the Make-A-Wish Charity, and that he takes pleasure in seeing children and adults smile while experiencing his creation, show something special about this young man. And, he is now only a Senior in High School! I cannot wait to read about Christian in the future, which for him is as bright as this creation. My smile is not just for the Christmas lights, but for this special person named Christian Tingle! Experience his creation, and make a donation with a smile on your face. This is so much what the Holiday Season is about. Cheers.
Anonymous
December 4th, 2017
Very impressive. Loved listening to the songs and watching the lights tonight.

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