Mission Viejo has its Candy Cane Lane, but Rancho Santa Margarita has the market on giant electric singing pumpkins.
Scott Johnson, at Irvine Valley College who one day hopes to take his skills to Broadway, has again transformed his Rancho Santa Margarita house into the backdrop for a Halloween light show.
Although the technical information might not mean much to the layperson, this year's show is bigger and better than ever. This year, he is using 1,052 light channels, whereas last year he used 32. He also added pneumatic ghosts and more lights.
Starting at 6 p.m. nightly, the 15-minute performances begin on the hour and half-hour, with final shows commencing at 10 p.m. through Oct. 30.
On Oct. 31, performances will begin at 6 p.m. and continue until the crowds die down.
The shows are free, but onlookers are expected to respect the privacy and property of neighbors. The house is located at 8 Talega in Rancho Santa Margarita.