We have a neighborhood in Part Aransas which is known as Channel Vista. This subdivision decided to get together and put out luminaria for the Christmas season A luminaria is a small paper lantern (commonly a candle set in some sand inside a paper bag) which is of significance in New Mexico and the Southwest at Christmas time. The hope among the faithful is that the lights will guide the spirit of the Christ child to one’s home.
I was on hand for the event and took some photos.
The first photo is a boat that the owner decorated for the on water boat luminaria which unfortunately was canceled due to the weather. The boat owner towed his boat around town and parked it so it would be the first set of lights in Channel Vista. You can also see Santa taking it easy.
The next photo is pretty typical for the home decorations. Most put the luminaria on the street and also lit their homes.
The next photo shows some beautiful tall palms that have are decorated from top to bottom.
Here is a close up of the palms.
Another home with multicolored lights casting a warm purple glow.
This house placed lights on their fence as well as under the eaves.
An elaborate display
I thought this tree is well decorated. The lights reached the very end of the branches.
You can tell we live in a fishing area. Here is a display featuring a sailfish.
The last photo is cute in that there is a family of penguins playing with a fish. (let’s just call it playing)
There were much more, but we will stop here. I wish you and your family a very Happy Holiday season.