We had four readings at my church in western NY. The vigil started at 8:15 PM (a little after sunset,) and the new fire was lit in a cauldron in the narthex instead of outside the church as in previous years, simply because it was so chilly for people (many of them elderly) to be standing around outside. I was a little apprehensive about this, as we've had a couple of mishaps with the fire outside in past years!
We had the long form of the exultet, and I was surprised that they actually rang the bells in the steeple (apparently, last year, some of the neighbors complained about them.) I don't understand that--if church bells annoy somebody so much, why buy a house that is right near a very Gothic-style church?
We had one adult baptism and three confirmations this year, which I suspect is why they opted for four readings. If we are initiating new Catholics, I always make it my business to get to the vigil Mass, to lend my support and celebrate with them. So that added to the time involved. All told, everything ended by 10 PM.
In a way, I'm grateful they didn't do all seven readings: My back is still recovering from the three hours spent sitting in church on Good Friday. Two hours last night was plenty for me. Basically, I came home and collapsed on the bed just to get the pressure off my spine.
The choir was very well-rehearsed, and I have to comment on the decorations. The committee didn't opt for banks of madonna lilies this year. Instead, there were mixed spring flowers and plants (including some madonna lilies,) banked in front of a garden waterfall in front of the altar. It was very evocative of the waters of Baptism, and absolutely stunning.
I had left my phone in the car, otherwise I'd post a picture.