2022 Test Layout

2022 Layout and Test

Update: We did have to scale this back. Hopefully we will be able to upgrade things more in 2023.

While it’s subject to change, I thought I would share our current layout plans for 2022…


  • Mega Tree moved to right side of the yard. Our real oak tree was blocking the view of it for many, and it was just in an awkward place for its size. We are also more-than doubling the pixel resolution on it. Last year it was 24×75 (1800 pixels), this year it will be 32×150 (4800 pixels).
  • New Mega Tree topper- Starburst
  • Much larger video matrix, moved to left side window.
  • High resolution “Maxi Tree” on far-left side. Will be 8′ tall without the star, 24×90 (2160 pixels).
  • The Maxi Tree will get the old Mega Tree 46″ star.
  • Sparkleballs are now just on porch roof, so they won’t be blocked by the big trees.
  • Six new “Micro” trees, and stars on the live oak tree.
  • Repositioned almost all of the yard decorations, with new groupings and better spacing.

Here is the new Mega Tree build info:

OHL Mega Tree 2022

Here is the Maxi Tree build info:

OHL Maxi Tree

Here is a video test of the new layout with a new sequence we are adding this year:

2022 First Layout Revision Test Sequence

We may have to revise and fall back on some things due to availability and pricing. Like everything else- prices for all of this have gone up significantly and availability is scarce for a lot of the components we need.

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  1. Well, unfortunately we have decided to scale things back a bit. Inflation and supply issues have hit hard this year for everything, including holiday displays like ours.

    The Mega Tree will still be getting 8 more strands, for a total of 32, but we will not be moving from 2″ to 1″ pixel spacing. The additional strands and closer spacing will still make a big resolution difference, just not as much as we would have liked.

    The Maxi Tree is tentatively still on, but will also be 2″ spacing instead of 1″. We may also do pixel poles instead of the “micro trees” to re-use existing materials.

    We will continue to evolve things throughout the year, and I will update accordingly.

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