About 10-15 minutes from where I live, there is a street known for its elaborate Christmas lights. People from as far as LA flock to Thoroughbred Street to see what the fuss is all about. I’ve gone probably 4 or 5 times already, and I’ve noticed that the themes remain the same year after year. From the front yard to the roof, homes are decked out in colorful lights, life-size Santas, elves, reindeer, sleighs, and the like. Some homes have movie themes… I recall seeing Beauty & the Beast, Cinderella, Alladin, and The Night Before Christmas. There’s one house I particularly remember because it had a mini theme park on its front yard with stuffed animals riding a motorized merry-go-round and ferris wheel. Another house I liked had a real-life train that choo-chooed its way on tracks built around the driveway. Visiting Thoroughbred is best done on foot, as most people pose for photos, or buy hot cocoa & snacks from kids selling along the sidewalk.
The question is: with the economy in turmoil, will less homes on Throughbred participate this year? I’ll drive through one of these nights to find out.