Christmas by candlelight
PLYMOUTH — T’was the night before Christmas and all through the burb all the neighbors were hustling to light up their curb..
Christmas Eve is a flurry of activity at the Nutmeg Ridge subdivision in Plymouth. The residents take special delight in decorating their homes for Christmas each year, but they do not stop at just decorating their homes; each year on Christmas Eve, weather permitting, several residents get together and light up the streets of the entire subdivision with luminaries.
This year was no exception. At 1 p.m. on Christ-mas Eve an assembly line consisting of about 15 residents and one dog met at a neighborhood residence where bags, sand, and enough candles to line over a mile of streets were transformed into luminaries.
Then, pickup trucks were loaded and the luminaries were placed throughout the entire subdivision. At around 5:30 p.m., residents came out of their homes and lit the candles to create some Christmas magic.
The night was clear and still — but not too cold as local families walked around the subdivision looking at the lights and listening to the holiday music.
Residents from town and nearby areas drove through the subdivision to enjoy the decorations enhanced by the candlelit streets.
So often at Christmas people get too busy, too stressed, and too depressed to take time to savor the special season that we know as Christmas.
At Nutmeg Ridge each year — because of the work of a few — many can take time to enjoy the beauty of Christmas and reflect on its meaning.