Tesla owners will be getting an early Christmas gift with the impending release of the 2021 edition of the Holiday Software Update.
The 2021.44.25 release notes leaked last night, showing one of the features will be a choreographed Light Show, similar to the Easter Egg that has been included in the Model X for a number of years.
But there will be an extra bonus exclusively for owners that have a Model 3 or Model Y with the latest headlights.
A source has told Drive Tesla the Light Show will project the word ‘TESLA’ from each headlight.
UPDATE: To be clear, all Model 3 and Mode Y cars will get the Light Show, but only those with the new headlights will project ‘TESLA’.
UPDATE Dec 23 11:24pm PST: Here is the ‘TESLA’ projection following the public release of the Holiday Software Update.
Someone at the Kaohsiung Taiwan delivery center got a nice surprise walking up to their model 3 being delivered today! pic.twitter.com/DYbc6Bnz8t
— Michael Hsu (@hsumacher) December 24, 2021
While we can’t share footage of the Light Show to protect the identity of our source, Tesla already showed off this bonus feature during the Giga Berlin-Brandenburg County Fair in early October.
— Paul Kelly 🇮🇪 (@shortword) October 9, 2021
UPDATE: Here is a video of the Light Show in action on a Model 3 Performance, but during the day.
Model 3 first Holiday dance.@elonmusk @WholeMarsBlog @SawyerMerritt @squawksquare @jpr007 @TSLAFanMtl @garyblack00 @Teslaconomics @TeslaPodcast @Teslarati @ajtourville @MilMileBattery @alex_avoigt @ray4tesla pic.twitter.com/GxRLQ9XGpW
— Tomer Hacohen (@TomerHacohen) December 21, 2021
The new headlights have been included in the the Model 3 since last year, and only on the Model Y Performance starting earlier this year.
If you are wondering if you have them, the new version includes a round bulb on the outer edge of the headlight housing.