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Friday, December 22, 2006

Luminarium-


The weather for much of the last few weeks has been very mild, but that didn’t stop Hatfield from having its annual Luminarium Night.

The Sunday before December 24th everyone in town lines their driveways and the street in front of their house with candles in paper bags or plastic jugs, and then congregates in front of City Hall for carol singing and Santa’s arrival. The local farmers make floats from farm carts and wagons, decorate them with hay and lights and drive people around town, and I’m told that folks come from as far away as Rhode Island to see the thousands (actually, probably tens of thousands) of candles lining all the streets. We put 60 candle jugs out this year, and it always takes longer to light them than we think it will!


It was very pretty, even without snow.

2 comments:

Mike said...

I went in to town today and they were putting those things out all over town. It should be pretty. I think I'll go back after dark and check it out.

Merry Christmas Colonel.

Colonel Colonel said...

mike- Merry Christmas to you! And yes, do check them out if you get the chance. It's very pretty.