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Lighting the Christmas trees in New Milford CT 2012

And so it begins.... the Festival of Lights in New Milford, CT will be Saturday, November 24 at 5:30 pm. For the 46th year, the New Milford Green will be adorned with trees running the entire length of the green for the holiday season. Come and be a part of the tree lighting ceremony.

Festival of Lights New Milford CTThe festivities include a visit from Santa, Christmas karaoke sing along and a parade of lights courtesy our volunteer fire departments as well as the lighting of the trees.

The trees on the New Milford Green are a big part of my holiday season and have been for many, many years. As we drove up the green yesterday afternoon and saw the United Methodist Men's Group putting up the trees my daughter reminded me of our ritual when my girls were young. We would pile into the car with "Gramma Z" and drive around and around singing our favorite Christmas songs. We would park and marvel at the magic of the scene in front of us. I hope we can continue the family tradition with my grandsons!

New Milford CT Festival of Lights
Saturday November 24, 2012
5:30 pm
South end of the green
 
Come and make your own tradition, I hope to see you there!


And a big thank you to the United Methodist Men for undertaking this tradition for the town year after year. I hope you know how much it is appreciated, and how deeply ingrained it has become as a special holiday memory for so many people. The Christmas season really starts for me when those trees are lit on our beautiful town green. The center of our town becomes alive with a magical feeling.
Festival of Lights New Milford CT

Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County Real Estate

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19 commentsAndrea Swiedler • November 18 2012 06:07AM

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The year winds down as the lights go on and then off. Where did it go.

Posted by Erv Fleishman, Luxury Prop Specialist Realty Associates (Realty Associates) over 1 year ago

Andrea...

It's hard to believe that we're already writing about the holidays. Where did the time go?

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Coweta Newnan Homes for Sale (Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers) over 1 year ago

Hi Andrea, we just posted about our Light up Ocala which was held last night.

Posted by Bob Miller, The Ruiz/Miller Team - Ocala's Dream Team (Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty) over 1 year ago

Andrea-I cn only imagine how beautiful that is. It is wonderful this is a yearly tradition.

Posted by Sharon Lee (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) over 1 year ago

Erv, I have no idea where it went... how could it be Thanksgiving week already?

Richard, I have no idea... none at all.

Bob, Very cool, I will come over and read it!

Sharon, it is fantastic, I love it! Have a fantastic week!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 1 year ago

Andrea, tis the season. Looking forward to your photos of the lighting

Posted by Ed Silva, CDPE, GRI, ABR, Real Estate Agent (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754) over 1 year ago

Ed Ed Ed, tis indeed the season. I am all set and ready to go! Well, not true, I need a new tripod.

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 1 year ago

Christmas time already.....my goodness.

 

Posted by Joel Weihe, Helping you to use your VA home loan benefits (Realty World Alliance) over 1 year ago

Wow! Time files but I love it!

 

Love and light,

Laura

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 1 year ago

Joel, yes indeed, what can I say?

Laura, me too. Thank you!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 1 year ago

Hi Andrea...

Local events and the holidays go hand in hand. It's my favorite time of the year.

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Coweta Newnan Homes for Sale (Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers) over 1 year ago

Andrea -- Tis the season ... This sounds like a wonderful way to welcome the holidays

The festivities include a visit from Santa, Christmas karaoke sing along and a parade of lights courtesy our volunteer fire departments as well as the lighting of the trees.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 1 year ago

We just had this as well here in The Woodlands.  Such a wonderful time of the year.

Posted by Paula McDonald, RE/MAX The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279 (Chevaux Group, PLLC) over 1 year ago

Richard, mine too. I am always like a kid in a candy store.

Joan, we are all attending!As my grandsons get older it is more and more fun! Christmas is for kids, and I might be the biggest one of all.

Paula, it really is.

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 1 year ago

Andrea, what a great tradition you started with your children. I'm sure it will continue for many years to come.

Posted by Michael Setunsky, Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA (Michael's Commercial LLC) over 1 year ago

Ho Ho Home for the holidays! Pass the tinsel, peanut brittle and turn up that Up On The Rooftop Click Click Click.

Posted by Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 1 year ago

New Milford Green is always a special place, with the holiday lights it will be magical.

Posted by Olga Simoncelli, Realtor Licensed in Connecticut and New York (Sivba Group at Eagle Properties, LLC) over 1 year ago

Andrea, each year as Christmas approaches I say the same thing; "where has the time gone". Never used to zip by so fast when I was younger :) Your town of New Milford CT sounds like a wonderful place to be during Christmas and a great place for your memories.  I just love Christmas memories.

Posted by Lynn Pineda, Coral Springs REALTOR- Promises Delivered (Keller Williams Partners Realty) over 1 year ago

Michael, we loved it, we still love it, LOL. Thank you!

Olga, it is a magical thing, my favorite time of year.

Lynn, I love Christmas memories too. I am glad I have young ones in my life again because Christmas is for them.

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 1 year ago

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