First tonight, we headed to Skippack Village to see the luminaries that were set out each Wed and Fri night from late November until tonight. I love luminaries, they have been one of my favorite things about Christmas Eve for many years.
I still recall when I was young, my grandmother coming home from having spent the Christmas holiday in Albuquerque, NM (is that not one of the hardest words to spell... I never get the first u right!) with my uncle's family, and telling us about these "paper bags with candles in them" that people put along their driveways and sidewalks. Soon after, they seemed to sprout up here and there in our area, our church lined the driveway in front of the church with them, and before too long entire neighborhoods were alight with luminaries on Christmas Eve.
Do people do this in your area? I didn't see it as much in our part of Orlando... maybe I just wasn't in the right place at the right time. Anyway, I was not as "awed" by the luminaries in Skippack, I guess too much other lighting from the busy road, street lights and other Christmas lights. Don't get me wrong it was very pretty, just the luminaries didn't stand out too much!
I liked this window.
Iggy might be a better judge of that! On a Friday night before Christmas back in the 70s (before the mall moved in), Main Street would have been alive with shoppers. On this night, I saw very little in the way of foot traffic! Our destination was "Railroad Plaza" (next to the train station) to take a photo of the Christmas tree and Menorah. It is a nicely designed spot, glowing and twinkling with tiny white lights. There is a Kugal Ball in the center (turned off for the winter).