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Got lights?

09 Dec

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.

My cousin Emmaruth (in red) came with us 2 years ago and she had a blast!

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Posted by on December 9, 2009 in Events, Special Occasions

 

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