SPRING VALLEY — You knew this was coming: thousands of holiday lights flashing in sync with “Go Cubs Go” just in time for the holidays.
Cubs fan Billy Quesse built the impressive display to celebrate his team’s historic World Series win – and spread a little holiday cheer to his fellow fans. He’s been a fan over the past 15 years “through the thick and thin,” and knew the classic Cubs anthem would have to be a part of the display.
“I had to do it to ‘Go Cubs Go’ – there could be no other choice this year,” he said.
29-year-old Quesse said he started building synchronized light shows five years ago on his cubicle at work, but as the shows got bigger, his coworkers weren’t exactly entertained. So after moving back to the Illinois valley a couple years ago, he turned his house into a giant canvas for his holiday light shows.
Quesse said the impressive show is made up of only 2100 bulbs, since the special LEDs can be any color on demand. He said he hand-soldered each light before hanging it up on his house over the past few weeks.
“Once they’re all hooked up, I use a computer to animate them and send the commands directly to the lights,” Quesse said.
He said this is the third year of intricate light shows on his home in Spring Valley, and invites onlookers to drive by and tune in their radio to a custom radio station so they can get the full effect. The shows run from every night until New Year’s, and details are on their Facebook page.
This year’s display includes a few Christmas classics in addition to “Go Cubs Go,” you can see the whole show in a video below.