I started hanging my lights early this year. We have big plans for our display this year. I am planning on having about 20,000 lights. I started hanging my icicles on August 31st. I know it sounds early, but everywhere that I hang lights there will be three strands instead of one. I am making my house be able to change between three colors. It can be all blue at once, all white at once, or all multi colored at once. I hope this turns out to be a good looking display. This will be my first year animating my display with Light O Rama and it has been difficult to figure out the wiring route of my lights. It will have approximately 3/4 mile of extension cords and this can get tricky trying to keep them out of the way of a 3 and 5 year old.