06 December 2006

Brookland's Annual Celebration of Lights - December 15th-17th

Friday-Sunday, December 15-17, 2006

This year's Celebration of Lights, a three-day event that features a variety of activities on Historic Brookland's Main Street as well as Trolley Tours of the neighborhood's elaborate holiday light displays, will be held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, December 15-17.

A Tree-Lighting event on Friday night at 6:30pm will kick off the Main Street Open House weekend, which includes caroling and other performances along 12th and 9th Streets NE, Friday late-night hours in gaily bedecked galleries and shops, craft demonstrations, special sales, refreshments, and a complimentary shuttle that will transport shoppers and revelers between areas of activity. Santa is expected to visit Main Street on Saturday.

The weekend culminates with a holiday reception at the Brookland Visitors Center and Trolley Tours with Master of Ceremonies John Feeley, who leads trolley-loads of revelers in song as they seek out the most spectacular light displays in Brookland. While waiting for the trolley to arrive, guests mingle with their neighbors, roast chestnuts, enjoy hot cider and an open fire, and listen to Christmas music. This is the 11th year of the Celebration of Lights, which has become a much loved tradition in Brookland and has expanded to include the community's relatively new Main Street program. The weekend's schedule of events is as follows:

Friday, December 15, 2006

Tree Lighting, 6:30-7:00pm
Southwest corner of 12th and Monroe Streets, NE

Main Street Open House, 6:30-9:00pm
12th Street NE, between Rhode Island and Michigan Avenues

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Main Street Open House continued, 11:00am-6:00pm
12th Street NE, between Rhode Island and Michigan Avenues

Visit From Santa Claus, 2:00-4:00pm
12th Street NE, between Monroe & Newton Streets

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Celebration of Lights Trolley Tour, 6:00-9:00pm
The Brookland Visitors' Center, 3420 9th Street, NE

Holiday Reception, 6:00-9:00pm
The Brookland Visitors' Center, 3420 9th Street, NE

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The Celebration of Lights Weekend is sponsored by The Brookland CDC and its Historic Brookland Main Street Program.

The weekend's activities are supported in part by THE WREATHS FOR BROOKLAND PROGRAM

The wreaths are in and are beautiful - order one while they last!

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