Halloween Light Show House in Riverside, CA

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show times2 Update 2014: The light show is supposed to be happening up until Halloween. To the right is the schedule they released for the show but be sure to check out their Facebook page here for up to date changes and show times.

I went to the show back in 2011 and was blown away by how awesome it was, unfortunately the HOA wouldn’t allow them to do it in 2012 and 2013 but this year, with the help of a friend they were able to make the show bigger and better than ever.

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Every night at 7:30 this 30 minute show starts and let me tell you it is so fun. There are 4-5 full songs that are played in connection with the house’s dancing lights. It gets packed here as well, with lots of people coming out, but it is easy to find a good spot.

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Directions and Parking

The house is in the North West section of the park near the 8000 Deercreek Dr block and it is really hard to miss as people start to line up for it at 6:30. The parking is really easy as there is a lot of street parking and a parking lot for the park itself. The Orange Terrace park also makes for a great way to enjoy the show as there is tons of room. Even though cars still drive on the street it is hard to not have a great view since the area is so large.

The creator stated that this show will happen every night till Halloween, however I do not know them personally so I cannot guarantee it. It is on Deercreek Drive near Orange Terrace Park in Riverside at 7:30 each night.

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I highly recommend going to get in the Halloween spirit, it is a ton of fun for the whole family. if you want to read my review from 2011 feel free to read on.

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From 2011 – If you haven’t seen the house that had set up a light show with the song Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO then you must have not be on the internet much the last week. The story goes like this. A father named Kevin starts creating a light show with his house for his children in 2008, every year after he gets more creative, more subscribers on YouTube and more attention. Until this year. On Saturday he posted a video of the light show he set up to LMFAO’s song Party Rock Anthem on YouTube and by Monday he had a million views. At the time of this writing he had 3.4 million views. He has been in the news across the world and the video has become a huge hit with everyone from Time to Good Morning America covering it. However, the best part about it for me is that he lives in my hometown of Riverside, CA. So I braved the 1,500 people that came out to see his show on Thursday and headed over there to take pictures and see what all the fuss was about. Check out the main video that started the sensation below then read on.

Kevin only runs one show every night at 7:30. The local newspaper went on Tuesday night and said there was about 400 people there, when I went there was probably close to 1500. Parking is gone for blocks and people just kept streaming in.

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He is only running the show until Halloween night so I imagine it will only get worse leading up to the final night as more and more people find out about it. I say “show” because it starts at 7:30 and runs for about a half hour, featuring light shows for three songs from Nightmare Before Christmas, Thriller by Michael Jackson and then finishing with Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO.

Start of the Halloween Light show

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It is a great show that you wouldn’t expect to be free and the crowd is cheering and into it the entire time. You can check out my video below to see how different it was when I filmed it then above with no crowd. Also there was a bunch of kids that came out and danced that I believe were from the house with robot outfits and such on, it was a blast. First is LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem, second is This is Halloween from Nightmare before Christmas and the third is Thriller by Michael Jackson.

If you are in Riverside I am sure you know someone who knows how to get here. I wont post the address online as Kevin asked for people to leave it off since thousands more would show up to the already crowded experience; however, if you know where to go I would highly suggest you pencil this into your weekend, it is a whole lot of fun. Check out Kevins YouTube as well and subscribe to his videos.

I can’t end this post without mentioning this guy who was there promoting his band by standing in the back of a truck and showing off a Justin Bieber tattoo that he had. I have to hand it to him, if you are going to get a tattoo of his face on your leg I will tip my marketing hat and link to your bands Facebook, they are called I Am Cassettes if you want to check them out.

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Update: Christmas Light House

I just wanted to update this post to show the awesome Christmas light show he made for the song “I’m Sexy and I Know It” by LMFAO. It is really well done and is fun to see the characters with their Santa hats. There is no live show though! So do not try to seek out his house or anything like that, just enjoy the video to help get you in the Christmas spirit.

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  • Arianna

    Amazing Post! this is totally awesome!!

    • josh

      Thanks Arianna, you should check it out!

  • sheila

    its such a blast my son is the robot thats what he deided to be this halloween

    • josh

      Sheila, That is such a great costume!

  • William Staley

    Good Post.
    We were just talking about this the other night. I live in Riverside and know the closest cross streets, so I’m gonna have to stop on by. This guy ought to work for Disney or better yet, start his own Disneyland here in the IE.

    • josh

      Thanks William, you should for sure check it out, it is like a little mini Disneyland show with all of the different songs. Surprising that he doesn’t actually do this lighting and stuff as a profession!

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  • http://violinfingerchart.com/ Violinist

    It looks fun!! I wish I was there. This really is very interesting. Anyway, thanks a lot for sharing this. And the video was amazing, too.

  • delane

    is he doing it this year?

    • http://californiathroughmylens.com JoshMc

      Delane, Thanks for the comment, I am not sure, but I hope there is another show this year.

  • Dawn
    • http://californiathroughmylens.com JoshMc

      Dang that is a bummer, I wish he was able to just make one and upload it to the internet even if others couldnt watch it in person. It really was an awesome experience and video.

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