Views of the Neighborhood – Trail of Lights Edition One

Each year the city of Lakeway sets up a trail of lights around city hall. This weekend was the opening of the display, which runs until January 2, 2020. There was a band, Santa and Mrs. Claus, Smores and more. As you can imagine, there are a ton of photos since the event is enormous. Rather than try to do it in one post, I have broken it into two posts. Next week will be the second edition.

There’s a signpost up ahead.

The first stop is a giant Holiday Tree.

Several figures

A Snowperson

Bridge to more lights

Snowflake

Heron and Flamingo.

Globes in the trees.

Santa on a train.

Santa on a Harley

A Longhorn. (Of course)

A stagecoach.

Skaters on a light pond

A shooting star and family taking photos of a child on dad’s shoulders.

When I took this, I thought it was an Eagle. It looks more like an owl.

Next week we will see more lights and visit some of the activities.

 

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  1. Lovely pictures, John. Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. 😁

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  2. These are really great lights, John.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie. They were fun.

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  3. What a beautiful display. Obviously a lot of time and effort went into this. Thanks for sharing! Enjoy your Sunday, John!

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    1. I think the city worked on it for three weeks. Thanks, Jill.

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  4. Delightful, John!

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    1. Thank you. Lori

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  5. Wow! Quite an impressive display.

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    1. It was quite an event.

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  6. We have some huge displays here, like the Houston Zoo lights, but I’ve always enjoyed these smaller, local creations. My mother once had a pin that looked exactly like that shooting star; the star was a pearl, and the rays were rhinestones. Good memories!

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    1. I’m glad they are good memories, Linda. Thanks for sharing. 😊

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  7. Fun and at least you had dry weather – we took the little grandchildren to Bournemouth Christmas Tree festival yesterday evening in the pouring rain – at least the puddles looked pretty with the lights reflected in them!

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    1. OH, That is a struggle. Rain and little ones. You are a hero. 😁

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  8. Your new neighbors have certainly gotten into the spirit!!

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    1. I was quite amazed at the display.

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  9. Wow! Lakeway does it up right!

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    1. I think so too.

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  10. Thank you for sharing photos of the beautiful Christmas lights.

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    1. Thank you, Ally. 😊

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  11. That’s very cool. Think you’re right about that last one being an owl.

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    1. Yeah let’s just call it an owl. 😁

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  12. Looks like you’re all getting in the spirit. I like that it’s a walking tour. So many cities do driving tours and those have never seemed friendly.

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    1. The city laid crushed granite paths which I thought was amazing. Thanks, Dan

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      1. That is a nice touch.

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      2. It is a nice touch especially for us senior citizens.

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  13. Oh, what a wonderland it became after dark! I love the bridge and the flamingo & heron. I hope you and Molly had a lovely time wandering through it. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. We enjoyed it, Teagan. Thank you. Hugs.

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  14. John Fioravanti · · Reply

    Thanks for this lovely post, John. I thought as I scrolled from one gorgeous image to the next, about similar displays all around the globe and how the cost can be justified in the face of abject poverty and homelessness in most countries around the world. I’m just as guilty as the next person with my tiny Christmas lights adorning my home each Christmas. I’m not advocating a ban because these displays are uplifting and inspiring, I’m just struggling with the cost factor…

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    1. The delight and spirit of the holiday I saw on the faces of the children makes the expense well worth it in my mind. If a light display makes just a few people open their hearts to the less fortunate then it is also well worth the expense. In short, any expense that lifts the human spirit to a new level is worth it in my book. In today’s world there is a uneven concentration on thinking and talking about all that is wrong. These lights put a different perspective on life which leads to more thinking about what is right.

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  15. Yeah, I see an owl too.

    Love the lighted walk, Boss

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    1. It was very cool. Thanks, Marc.

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  16. Wow thats a pretty good display.

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    1. Yes it is, Alison. Thank you for the visit.

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  17. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I love the lights this time of year. Thanks for sharing these, beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Denise. Good to have you along.

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  18. I really love the owl, John, and I think that’s what he is too. Our community does huge light show that is very similar to yours. Displays really bring folks out and help put them in the Christmas spirit, don’t they? Does y’all’s offer hot cocoa and peppermint sticks, too?

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    1. Hot cocoa and smores. πŸ˜€

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  19. Thanks for the festive mood, dear John. It is a GOOGling Eagle! His eyes are full of surprise!

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    1. Hahahahahaha. Thanks, Maria.

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    1. Thank you, Craig.

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  20. Now, I’m in the Christmas Spirit!! Great light display!

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    1. It is a great spirit to be in for sure.

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  21. How lovely is that? Too damn early for Christmas shenanigans for me but lovely, neverthelss

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  22. Beautiful. Wouldn’t it be nice if this were year round.

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    1. It certainly would, Bryan. Thanks.

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  23. What a fun place to visit! Thanks for sharing it with us … you brought a smile to a face that was wearing a scowl! 😊

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    1. Always a good thing. Thanks for letting me know.

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  24. What a true delight for the season. Free or an admission charge? Santa on the Harley my favorite.

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    1. No charge for anything. I liked the Santa Harley myself.

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      1. Awesome! Cheers to the organizers.

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      2. Yup. They did an awesome job.

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  25. You folks are fully ready πŸ™‚ for papa Santa πŸ™‚ wonderful pics!

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    1. We are ready, (I think)

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      2. Hahahaha. πŸ₯ƒ

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  26. Fun! Does it ever snow out there? We’re expecting 8-16″ tonight and tomorrow!

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    1. No we never (well almost never) get snow.

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  27. So pretty and such fun. My favorite is the globes in the trees. Thank you, John. Looking forward to next week’s photos.

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  28. How festive and fun!

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  29. Beautiful, John! This puts me in the mood to decorate!

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    1. Thank you, Michelle.

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  30. I just love holiday lights – but I can honestly say I’ve never seen a holiday flamingo.

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    1. Gotta come south near water and margaritas.

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