Ashland Festival of Light

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.

Grizzly Peak winter, Lithia Park fall - Jay NewmanSkating in Lithia Park - Jay NewmanThe Plaza from Lithia Park - Sue NewmanRocking Out on the Plaza - Jay NewmanChautuaqua Walkway - Sue NewmanLithia Park in Middle-earth - Jay NewmanTaking a break from shootingRing Around The Posie - Jay NewmanBefore the Parade - Sue Newman Santa Claus is coming to town - Jay NewmanAnd the Festival of Light has begun! - Sue NewmanShadows on the Plaza - Jay NewmanMain Street Revelers - Sue Newman Merriment on the Plaza - Sue Newman The Plaza bathed in light - Jay Newman

One Comment

  1. jeanine sturm November 29, 2010 at 4:49 am #

    Thanks for the pics! As a person who never seems to make it downtown for the Festival of Lights, I really appreciate the beautiful presentation offered here.

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