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Old 12-03-2006, 11:39 AM
 
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Looking for a small city or town that still has tree lighting, w/o all the people and traffic of NYC...rockefeller square for example. Do these small towns still exist? Tree lighting? Hot Chocolate Vendors? Salvation Army Bands? How about Christmas Displays in the windows downtown? Carollers? If I lived in a large city I don't think I would enjoy the festivities because of the crowds, and the traffic, but I would enjoy a small town festivity!
I mean how long has it been since u have had carollers come to your home on Christmas eve? Are those days long gone?

If something like this still exists....PLEASE tell me where I need to go!!!
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Old 12-03-2006, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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There were 6 tree lightings that I was aware of in the last 2 days here in my neck of the woods. There have been Christmas parades and craft shows in many of the nearby towns.
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Old 12-03-2006, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Northern Colorado
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Parker's Carriage Parade (horse drawn) and Tree Lighting is next Saturday, Dec. 9th. Go into the Parker, CO website for more info/times. Not nearly as many people/traffic as other cities in the area.
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Old 12-03-2006, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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I nearly had a head on with a horse and carriage that was trolling about after dark in a neighborhood near mine.
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Old 12-04-2006, 08:34 AM
 
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Madison IN doesn't have a tree lighting, but it definitely gets decked-out for Christmas and has that small town charm.

I noticed you also posed this question in the KY forum. Here is a link to events in northern KY and southern IN:

http://www.roundaboutmadison.com/Inside%20Pages/calendar.html (broken link)
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Old 12-04-2006, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Galveston, Texas
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I can't remember if they have a tree lighting, but Sabetha Kansas has a Christmas Store lighting event every year. I think it is Thanksgiving night or the night after and it's a pretty big deal for the town. My Grandparents lived there and every year we'd bundle up and go downtown to look at all the displays in the storefronts. They'd have carrolers, buggy rides and free hot cider. It was always alot of fun and boy talking about it makes me miss it!
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Old 12-04-2006, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Im really hoping someone from Vermont of New Hampshire can let us know if this type of town exists anywhere in their states. When I get visions of said town, those two states always come to mind. They seem like the perfect states to support something like that.
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Old 12-04-2006, 11:29 AM
 
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Check out Durango, CO for a great small town with true charm, I would stay at the Straiter or Palmer hotels downtown but there are cheaper ones on main street close to the downtown area, and you can ski, sled, and there are amazing places to eat.
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