Sue and I ventured to downtown Ashland to shoot the annual holiday Festival of Light celebration. Here’s a brief write-up (to entice any of you magazine editors out there) along with a few of our shots from that glorious November afternoon.
ASHLAND FESTIVAL OF LIGHT — The end of fall greets the coming of winter in the picturesque hamlet of Ashland, Oregon. Every year, on the day after Thanksgiving, the townsfolk usher in the holidays with live music on the Plaza and ice skating in Lithia Park. Once the sun goes down, hundreds of revelers gather along Main Street to watch a short parade featuring dancing Christmas Trees and concluding with Santa Claus himself. After reaching the Plaza, he heads up to the balcony of Alex’s restaurant and then counts down from 10. And then, more than a million Christmas lights pop on like popcorn all over downtown! It’s truly is a sight to behold. Very Norman Rockwell.