Every year, the neighbors at Greenview in Midtown Terrace put up holiday decorations. The sheer exuberance of the decorations is so wonderfully festive and cheerful, each year around this time I start thinking about it and wondering when it’ll go up. On my shopping runs, I start to detour via Dellbrook to check it out. And then, magically, one evening it’s there! It stays up through Christmas, certainly, and maybe through New Year. (I’m not sure.)
They’re up now.
It begins with a string of colored lights across the street, creating an entrance. And then nearly every house has bright lighting, on both sides of the street.
And at the bottom of the cul-de-sac, there’s a wonderful display of lights draped over berry bushes, and a tableau that includes a menorah, duly lit by number of days, a dreidl, and a Nativity scene.
There there are a couple of elves, the north pole, and Santa and his reindeer. And a snowman. And a sign saying, “Happy Holidays”
Here’s what it looked like in earlier years: 2009 and 2010, 2011, 2012 And of course, it’s much brighter and more awesome in real life… these little picture just can’t capture the scene and the ambiance.
Once again, thanks, Greenview neighbors!