LEESBURG, Va. (WJLA) – Some amazing Halloween visuals in Loudoun County are going viral. A flashy spectacle in Leesburg mixes lights with lyrics.
You could call it holiday spirit on steroids.
"It's just incredible,” said Linda Burch. “It's unbelievable."
This is the third year the Bullis family is flipping the switch on more than 8,500 lights.
The lights flicker in perfect harmony with popular songs like Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and “What Does the Fox Say” by Ylvis. It happens nightly from 7 to 9 p.m. Dozens of visitors drive up to the Edwards Landing home, tune their radios to 98.1 FM and behold the technical masterpiece.
The idea started in a most unexpected way - a wife told her husband to cheer up.
“We have a pre-lit Christmas tree and I asked him if he would help me put it up and he was umming and arring and saying 'you know they'll be most of the lights out,'” said Nicola Bullis. “'I don't want to deal with it,' and I told him 'get more into [the] holiday spirit' and this was it, so now I'm very careful what I ask for,” she said giggling.
Her husband, an electrical engineer, now dazzles crowds with a program called Light-O-Rama. Nicola says it's an art she knows nothing about.
“No,” she said matter-of-factly. “I have no idea, but it's nice and I'm like 'yay, you're really clever,'” she said with a smile.
If you think neighbors are shutting their blinds and cursing the traffic, think again.
“It's just part of the season and I think you just have to enjoy it and roll with it," said Jeff Wools.
“It amazes me every day and I think it's the most brilliant form of a mid-life crisis ever,” admitted Kristen Chubbuck.
Linda Burch says peoples' eyes glow in awe.
“We watch Brandon come out and fixing it up and it's almost like I go ‘woohoo it's getting started,’" she said.
Youmg and old are sharing in the spirit of the season.
“The music is very good," exclaimed Alex Wool, who is in the second grade.
It’s a good time for the whole family that may ignite imagination across the globe.
“Maybe Brandon can teach my dad how to do it and then we'll start it on that side of the pond,” said Nicola, who hails from the United Kingdom.
The Bullis family is also lighting up their home for charity. They have a donation box outside their home that is collecting funds for the John Hopkins Children’s Center.
For more information on the Edwards Landing Lights, click here.
Check out the Bullis' light shows on YouTube.