17 November 2009

The Winter Lights

On Saturday we went to watch the Winter Lights being switched on in 'Sunnyboy's Road'. This event was part of a new project to decorate the entire length of the road during the dark winter nights.
First we gathered in the local Deaf Centre for refreshments and music.





Sunnyboy had a great time dancing to the brass band.







Then we all went outside to watch the lights being switched on.









The lights are not especially spectacular but they do brighten up the road and the plan is for more decorations to be added each year. Our road is a vibrant, multicultural and thriving area of our city with a strong sense of community and diverse shops and businesses, most of which are independent traders. We're looking forward to seeing the many festive window displays which will be ready for the Winter Fair at the beginning of December.

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24 comments:

  1. Lights really can cheer up a dark evening. Over here in Sweden, they use candles...

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  2. How nice that you can celebrate this. We all need light in these dark months.,Lovely new header you have.

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  3. What a fun post! And it does look as though everyone had a great time! Really enjoyed your photos!

    Enjoy the rest of your week!

    Sylvia

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  4. I love the "lighting" days.

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  5. I love the snowflakes! *We* complain about the holiday lights being earlier and earlier each year, but they really do lighten up everyone's mood and brighten the neighborhoods.

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  6. Your community sounds so wonderful! How fun!

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  7. Oh it does sound like a wonderful place to live. So much for Sunnyboy to be a part of.

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  8. Christmas is soon.. I can't wait.. I always love christmas. This time of the year always makes me happy ^_^.

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  9. I love all the extra lights at Christmas time! Happy O.W. to you!!

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  10. Love the lights! I am not a dark - cold - winter person.

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  11. I love all the lights! It must be a festive atmosphere...

    Jane (artfully graced)

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  12. I love the holidays and how the lights brighten everything up! Although sometimes its so bright in NYC that it feels like its still daytime!

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  13. great adventures!

    We drove around to see the nature's beauty last week!

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  14. I love when neighbors and companies take the time to put up lights -- to me its a lovely gift.

    Stop by if you have a moment!

    TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

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  15. Hi!

    What an awesome night! I love seeing the town lit up for christmas!

    Have a great day!

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  16. I love the lights, seeing all the pretty lights brightens up my day. Great photos.

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  17. I love that your whole community is involved in this. The snowflake lights are great. Looks like everyone had a wonderful time. Happy Outdoor Wednesday. Kathy

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  18. Sounds fun and looks festive! I noticed last week that certain streets already have their lights up and although I commented about it being too early, it really did have a nice atmosphere.

    Thanks for sharing your evening with us!

    ~ Tracy

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  19. This time of year....everything is just so soothing to the heart!

    My Outdoor Wednesday is the continuation from last week's venture...today, what we bought.

    The Peddler Show

    Happy Wednesday wishes to you.

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  20. How wonderful that you live in an area where folks share such community. The holiday lights are a wonderful idea. Sunnyboy, looks like he was having a great time.

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  21. how pretty we love christmas lights

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  22. So nice to make a neighbourhood celebration of the switching on and they certainly brighten up the dark night.

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