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OLDEST MILE-LONG, 10,000 LIGHTS X'MAS SPECTACLE IN US GOES ON!

Posted by jojo on December 17, 2010 at 11:46 PM

(Pictures are from the CTLA website)

The 90th Annual Lighting Cermony and Winter Arts and Craft Festival of the Christmas Tree Lane Association  (CTLA) of Altadena, CA kicked off to a splashy start last December 11. Lights went on after 6 pm on the almost mile-long boulevard of deodar cedar trees along Altadena's Christmas Tree Lane on Santa Rosa Avenue (between Woodbury Avenue and Altadena Drive) as it has every year since 1920 as a free Holiday display for everyone.


Dubbed as the oldest large-scale Christmas lighting spectacle in the United States by the CTLA, the free light show can be seen every evening through Dec. 31, and on Jan. 6 and 7.


The Pasadena Star News reports: Saturday's tree-lighting ceremony, parade and winter festival was attended by state Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, Rep. Adam Schiff and state Sen. Carol Liu, said Maureen Ward of the Christmas Tree Lane Association.


"It was a very nice event," said Ward, who has lived on Christmas Tree Lane for about 35 years. "The weather was perfect."


Ward and other organizers hope Saturday's auspicious kickoff, which drew hundreds and featured entertainment from local school choirs and dance groups, translates into thousands of visitors to Christmas Tree Lane this season. 

       

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