Christmas on the Commons
One of the delightful things about living in Boston is visiting the Commons pretty much every week. My church is located at the corner of this 17th century community grazing ground. It’s a delightful public park now, home to Shakespeare in the Park in summer and ice skating in winter.
Last night, the Commons was lit by thousands of lights in celebration of the the Christmas season. My DH snapped this picture as we came out of choir practice. Then we walked down Winter Street, a narrow cobbled lane, to Downtown Crossing. Macy’s had decked the street with light as well. As we neared the T station, someone had set up a Christmas Tree lot. The fresh scent of evergreen perfumed the crisp air.
Enjoying Christmas lights are such part of our family’s tradition. When we lived in North Carolina, the season didn’t truly start till we’d visited the lavish display at Tanglewood. Now we enjoy the Commons. Unfortunately, since we’re condo dwellers, the homeowners’ covenants restrict us from stringing lights on the veranda. We’re limited to positioning our skinny little “condo tree” so it can be easily seen from outside.
So how about you? Do you make it a point to visit a light display for Christmas? Do you put on your own? I’d love to hear about your holiday traditions.