Residents of Lebanon County are once again treated to a dazzling, dancing Christmas lights display at 901 Miller St. in Lebanon, curated by local enthusiast Walter White since 2015.

Known for his elaborate setups, White’s display this year is a synchronized spectacle of lights and music, drawing spectators from across the county.

Video of the overall show at Walter White’s house in Lebanon. (Will Trostel)

White told LebTown that the show is both and a promise and a tribute to his mother, who passed away in 2008.

“As a small child I would buy old school Christmas lights and string them in the yard,” said White. “I look at the show as a beacon of light to bring cheer to the community.”

The display, accompanied by a mix of modern and classic Christmas tunes, comes to life each evening in North Lebanon Township from 5 to 9:30 p.m. White, who is deeply involved in the local light show community, has developed a reputation for his intricate designs.

This year, the show features over 30,000 pixel lights controlled through X-Lights software, a 32-port Genius Pro Controller, and an 8-foot snowman alongside large static theater props, some of which were acquired from Hersheypark.

White said that his favorite parts of this year’s display are the spinners on the balcony, and his snow machine which can “bring even more lights to life and the snow during select songs adds that touch of the joys of Christmas.”

Visitors can tune into 103.1 FM to listen to the synchronized music as they drive by the house located on Miller Street, or they can experience the display on foot along Cherry Lane. Considering the cold weather, most spectators prefer to view the lights from the warmth of their cars, often recording the spectacle with delight.

The preparation for this year’s display began unusually late in September, a change from White’s typical July start. Yet, this has not detracted from the scale or quality of the event.

White’s brother, Randy Haulman, contributes to the display by creating wooden frames, adding a family element to the effort – which is indeed quite a production! White said that the brothers share deeply fond memories of doing similar decorations for their mom’s Christmas tree, and it all ties back to her.

Walter White’s passion for light displays extends beyond the Christmas season, as evidenced by his Halloween-themed setups (photos provided). His enthusiasm for this craft has garnered him a significant following within the community and online light show groups.

Neighborhood response to White’s annual displays has been overwhelmingly positive, he said, noting that there have been no reported complaints about the light or noise levels.

“I have friends all across the country with this type of show,” said White. “I see their lines of cars and large crowds and I’m in awe.

“I firmly believe if I can bring joy to one person it’s all worth it.”

As the holiday season progresses, Walter White’s house on Miller Street remains overflowing with festive cheer, attracting residents and visitors alike to partake in the shared joy of this community tradition.

Since not all LebTown readers can make it out to the White display in person, enjoy these videos of the display to get a sense of the spectacle. (Turn your sound on to get the full effect!)

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William Trostel is a full-time freelance photographer/videographer based out of Lebanon City. Beginning his career as a hobbyist trying to film his friends skateboarding, his camera quickly turned into a passion. Within two years of being a hobbyist, William began to book portrait sessions and commercial...


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