Saturday, December 5, 2009

Advent Calendar of Memories - Outdoor Decorations

December 5 - Outdoor Decorations

Did people in your neighborhood decorate with lights? Did some people really go “all out” when decorating?

Yes people in our neighbourhood decorated their homes with lights. Some had great displays.
One of our family's favourite activities during the Christmas seasons was going for a drive to see the lights around the city and sometimes out into the country. I still enjoy travelling around to see the festive displays -- not only on the buildings but about also in the yards. (can't say lawn because often they are quite snow covered). 

For many years, lights were strung across the main street at Christmas time. Christmas lights were made in Owen Sound by Noma Lights. This custom of lights hung high above the street has been revived.

repeat from 2007 - I will try to get some photos to post when next I remember to take my camera with me when I am out at night.

In our city, we also have the Festival of Northern Lights. Many volunteers work on these displays. Check out the web cam to see a view of some of the displays in Queen's Park. Displays look best at night so be sure to visit again. We are on Eastern Standard Time. Bus tours come to see the lights throughout the city.

© 2009 Janet Iles

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