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My small town's huge Christmas display (link)

By: 2boysmom
11/26/2020 8:05 AM

For the last several years, my small town has gone all out for the Christmas light display in our park. It looks like something from.a Hallmark movie. They have fundraisers through the year and workshops to make the "bulbs" that hang in the trees and other displays. There is a "tree walk", which is all 4 sidewalks leading to the center of the park; different groups or families sponsor a tree and decorate it in memory of someone, just for fun, however they want. That didn't happen this year. The lighting is usually a huge event with live music, hundreds of people, a festive atmosphere and even fireworks, but of course, this year was different. Last night was the first night the lights were on, but the official lighting was virtual.

If anyone is interested (or bored?), or maybe you just love Christmas lights, here is a link to the professional video that was done.
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The first part is a lot of history of how this came to be, interviews, etc. The lights are turned on around 32 minutes, if you just want to skip ahead to that, but you can actually see the displays at ground level.

If you would like to see the lights but skip the rest, someone posted a video shot from a drone after the lights are on:Click to follow link...

Thanks for checking out our town's hard work! This really is a community project, and people drive a long way to see it.

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By: Laszlo
11/29/2020 6:01 PM

That was Great!
Anyone in PA, NJ, DE or MD check out Longwood Gardens if you have never been there

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By: J4yDubs
11/29/2020 7:14 PM

That was Great!
Anyone in PA, NJ, DE or MD check out Longwood Gardens if you have never been there

Laszlo

Love Longwood, but we always go in the summer. I keep saying we need to go for the Christmas lights, but it never happens. Won't happen this year, but I'm gonna really try for next year.

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By: JimmyZ
11/29/2020 9:05 PM

Very nice. I'm glad they didn't cancel decorating this year. Seeing it gives us hope to getting back to normal soon. They did a great job.

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By: Hllywud
11/30/2020 9:12 AM

That was Great!
Anyone in PA, NJ, DE or MD check out Longwood Gardens if you have never been there

Laszlo

Love Longwood, but we always go in the summer. I keep saying we need to go for the Christmas lights, but it never happens. Won't happen this year, but I'm gonna really try for next year.

J4yDubs


Christmas is definitely the time to go. We live about a mile from Longwood and are regulars for the holiday displays. If you do plan on going this year get your tickets early. They are very hard to come by.

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By: Laszlo
11/30/2020 12:22 PM

That was Great!
Anyone in PA, NJ, DE or MD check out Longwood Gardens if you have never been there

Laszlo

Love Longwood, but we always go in the summer. I keep saying we need to go for the Christmas lights, but it never happens. Won't happen this year, but I'm gonna really try for next year.

J4yDubs


Christmas is definitely the time to go. We live about a mile from Longwood and are regulars for the holiday displays. If you do plan on going this year get your tickets early. They are very hard to come by.

Hllywud


Wife and I have them for next Saturday

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By: Dhart
11/30/2020 10:07 PM



2boysmom, just great as always! And getting quite "seasonable" for the town lights. Snowing yet?

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By: 2boysmom
12/1/2020 11:41 AM


2boysmom, just great as always! And getting quite "seasonable" for the town lights. Snowing yet?

Dhart


I think it finally stopped, but it snowed yesterday evening and through the night. We got maybe 2 inches, but it didn't stick to the roads. I was going to stop by the park on my way to work and take pics with the lights on in the snow, but I didn't have enough time.

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By: judyk
12/1/2020 12:10 PM

Very festive, and such a lovely holiday appeal. “Well, i need a little Christmas.” Thanks for the show, 2boysmom! Star

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By: tilly
12/3/2020 8:23 AM

Thanks for the link. I really enjoyed seeing your delightful small town Christmas.

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By: Bill
12/3/2020 8:54 AM

Anyone in Southern Delaware or the Eastern Shore of Maryland, check out my town's contest, which starts tomorrow night. Not a singular display, rather the entire town lights up their homes.

First year this was done, and done as a way to celebrate the end of a very dark year.

Click to follow link...

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By: B_Pur
12/4/2020 1:47 PM

That was Great!
Anyone in PA, NJ, DE or MD check out Longwood Gardens if you have never been there

Laszlo


I'll be there Friday 12/11! Can't wait!



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By: mlpmo
12/11/2020 8:53 AM

We hook up with our daughter and grandkids there every year for dinner and the Christmas lights. Amazing!!!

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