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December 12, 2017

11/20/2017 4:39:00 AM
Christmas light show returns bigger than before
Photo courtesy of Michael Dean.
Photo courtesy of Michael Dean.
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Scenes from Christmas of Yesteryear, held on Nov. 17th. Photo courtesy of
Heritage of Hope will be bringing back its Christmas light show on the Town Square, with half-hour performances starting tonight.

Attendees at Friday's Christmas of Yesteryear received a three-song preview of the show at the bandstand, but the actual performances will start tonight and run through at least the end of the year. The shows will run every half hour from 6 to 9 p.m.

Chuck Caldwell, the organizer for the annual event said that this year's show will start off tonight with the lights on the bandstand, but the plan is to expand to the shelterhouse also, by this weekend. The shelterhouse lights must still be approved by the Hope Town Council at Tuesday night's meeting.

Caldwell said that there are about 10,000 LED lights installed at the bandstand and he expects a similar number to be installed on the shelterhouse by the end of the week.

In years ahead, he said that he would like to expand the lighting all around the Town Square, making Hope a destination for residents around the region.

Caldwell said he gained the experience to create the light show from working on the annual Festival of Lights Parade float for his employer, Dorel Juvenile Group.





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