Incredible Light Display Synced to A-ha’s ‘Take on Me’ Will Get You Into the Holiday Spirit

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"Take On Me" by A-ha isn't technically a holiday song, but you wouldn't know it from watching the video below. As Nerdist reports, professional light display-installer Tom BetGeorge has put together a festive light show set to the Scandinavian pop song, and he's making it free for anyone to view in-person or online.

In Tracy, California, Tom BetGeorge has become a local celebrity, thanks to his elaborate light displays. In past years, he's transformed his home into flashing spectacles that sync to music like "Christmas Can-Can" by Straight No Chaser and the Star Wars theme.

For the 2020 holiday season, BetGeorge has revived a 1980s hit. The lights outside his home flash along with the catchy synth melody of "Take On Me." He has even programmed smiling Christmas tree shapes to mouth the vocals.

The show is free for anyone in the community to view, but they have to plan their trip. BetGeorge is only activating the display for two hours a night on weekends to reduce congestion outside his home. You can view the schedule for December on his Facebook page. There will also be a donation box on his property to raise money for the McHenry House, Tracy’s local homeless shelter.

If you can't make it to Tracy, California, this year, you can still experience the nostalgic glory from the comfort of home. BetGeorge shared a video of the show to his YouTube channel, and you can watch it in its entirety below.

[h/t Nerdist]