‘Geek Lights’ dazzle again

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Performances of the show, which is now in its 10th season, take place at the corner of Bluewater Boulevard and Antiqua Way. Shows begin every 30 minutes starting at 6 p.m., with the last show starting at 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

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BLUEWATER BAY — Free public performances of “The Geek Lights on the Corner” Christmas lights and music show began Dec. 2 and will run each night through Jan. 6.

Performances of the show, which is now in its 10th season, take place at the corner of Bluewater Boulevard and Antiqua Way. Shows begin every 30 minutes starting at 6 p.m., with the last show starting at 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

The show consists of Christmas lights and other themed display elements, all under computer control and synchronized to music. Each show opens with a story to set the mood, followed by 25 minutes of music and dancing lights.

In this year’s story, a system failure brings the lights show down just as it’s getting started. Visitors will meet “Chief Elf Twinkle,” who coordinates all of the elves that run the lights from Geek Light Control, a large complex hidden somewhere behind the Geek House.

The elves develop a bit of an ego problem as they squabble over which one is the most important part of the show, and of Christmas itself. Only a special visitor can turn things around and get the show back on track.

The show is the technical wizardry of Jeff Werner, a.k.a. the “Northwest Florida Geek,” and Wendy Werner, his “Spouse Peripheral.” Jeff is the author of the weekly computers and technology Q-and-A feature “It’s Geek to Me,” which appears on Saturdays in the Northwest Florida Daily News, as well as online at ItsGeekToMe.co.

Donations from visitors to the show will be given to the National Foundation for Cancer Research. There will be a collection box in the viewing area throughout the season. Additionally, for the first time, the show’s fans will be able to make donations online at NFCR.org/GLOTC.

For more information about the show, including possible cancellations during inclement weather, visit Facebook.com/GeekLightsOnTheCorner.

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