Christmas light installers work overtime after rainy weather - New York News

Christmas light installers work overtime after rainy weather

Posted: Updated:
PHOENIX -

They are working around the clock trying to get Christmas lights installed and all the wet weather we had -- definitely slowed them down.

It's hard to hang Christmas lights in a rainstorm and they only have a small window to get these lights up as most people want their lights up by this weekend.

This is the last thing Christmas light installers want to see during their busiest time of year: rainstorms slowing them down.

On Monday, they were back at it and busier than ever, trying to catch up after being forced to take a few days off.

"We're behind because of the rain, but it's been really busy.  This is the busiest year in 20 years," said Tim Snider, owner of Holiday Lights Decorating.

Snider has been putting up Christmas lights for 20 years.  He and his crew are lighting up the Biltmore, including decorating a 50 foot tree outside.

"It's crazy, so busy," he said.  "We start in middle October, seven days straight until December 15th, everyday, non-stop 10 to 12 hour days."

So when he heard there was going to be a big storm last weekend, he knew along with hanging lights, he'd have to revisit the houses where he'd already put up lights before the storm.

"We have to go back and help people fix their timers, reset their GFIs because it trips them.. it's not fun," he said.  "It's always a nightmare."

Snider and his crew are determined to catch up and they'll do whatever it takes.

"Possibly working Thanksgiving.  Some of the guys will.. longer hours."

Holiday Lights Decorating
(602) 692-4668
www.holidaylightsdecorating.com

 

Didn't find what
you were looking for?

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Friday Night Live: August 29, 2014

    Friday Night Live: August 29, 2014

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:14:33 GMT

    This is Fox 5's Friday Night Live, a weekly celebration of the end of the work week. All summer long, the Fox 5 team brings you the latest in entertainment, nightlife, food, and music in our area. In this jam-packed episode: Electric Zoo Festival, Beth Shak, Richard Albrecht, Kathy Wakile, and Moses Laboy .

    This is Fox 5's Friday Night Live, a weekly celebration of the end of the work week. All summer long, the Fox 5 team brings you the latest in entertainment, nightlife, food, and music in our area. In this jam-packed episode: Electric Zoo Festival, Beth Shak, Richard Albrecht, Kathy Wakile, and Moses Laboy .


  • Cocktails with Moses Laboy

    Cocktails with Moses Laboy

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-08-30 02:49:46 GMT
    Mixologist Moses Laboy came to Friday Night Live to mix up some cocktails to get us started on the holiday weekend. Born and raised in Spanish Harlem, Laboy has mixed drinks at Red Rooster, Los Americanos, Le Colonial NYC, and elsewhere. He has served drinks to President Obama and President Clinton.
    Mixologist Moses Laboy came to Friday Night Live to mix up some cocktails to get us started on the holiday weekend. Born and raised in Spanish Harlem, Laboy has mixed drinks at Red Rooster, Los Americanos, Le Colonial NYC, and elsewhere. He has served drinks to President Obama and President Clinton.
  • Business is good at Coney Island

    Business is good at Coney Island

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-08-30 02:22:32 GMT
    From the brand-new Thunderbolt roller coaster to the world-famous boardwalk, tourists and business owners alike say Coney Island had a great ride of its own this summer. Toms Coney Island's general manager Vasilios Tourlokas says the mild summer impacted his boardwalk business in the best way possible: a 10 to 15 percent increase.
    From the brand-new Thunderbolt roller coaster to the world-famous boardwalk, tourists and business owners alike say Coney Island had a great ride of its own this summer. Toms Coney Island's general manager Vasilios Tourlokas says the mild summer impacted his boardwalk business in the best way possible: a 10 to 15 percent increase.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices