All posts tagged Holidays

Lights in the Darkness

The gifts have been unwrapped; the holiday feast reduced to leftovers. But I hope the warmth and joy and generosity of the season have stayed with you. If you need a booster shot of Christmas spirit — especially if the past several months of the presidential campaign and the past several days of the N.C. […]

Festive Council

I took a different tack this year in creating a Christmas lights tour. Rather than driving through town randomly searching for yards that glow, I visited the neighborhoods of Town Council members to gauge holiday spirit. First, where not to go: Morgan Creek. Though Sally Greene’s house had a dash of red, the streets are […]

Annual lights tour

I never got around to putting up our Christmas lights this year, save for a lighted tree that opens like an umbrella. You know the kind – the Who’s in Whoville have them. This year I had time to either decorate the house or shop for presents, and I believe my family will appreciate that […]

Deck the bushes

Instead of studying the night before his last final exam, a UNC student drove to Winston-Salem to show his girlfriend the Christmas lights display at Tanglewood Park. He said it was well worth the long wait to get in and the $10-per-car fee ($15 on weekends). The holiday spirit eludes me this year, and a […]