Archive | December 21, 2012

Loudon, NH Speedway Christmas Lights: The Pictures. We Went. It Was Fun. We Will Go Again Next Year.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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..by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
1. Loudon, NH Speedway Christmas Lights: It Is Fun. Worth The Money
>>Dec. 7, 2012.

2. Loudon, NH Speedway Christmas Lights: I Bought A Ticket On Line
>>Dec. 19, 2012.


As promised, having enjoyed it last year, we went again tonight, around 6:15 pm. I checked the weather forecast on Wednesday before I had bought the tickets online. I knew we were going to get snow and downpours during the day, but it was going to clear by 6 pm. So that is what we banked on. We invited two new friends from Clearlake Chorale, Ted and Chris, to join us. It was fun. The rain had mainly cleared by the time we got there. The bad weather meant that there was hardly anybody there. That was nice. We could drive at our own pace and pull over, whenever we needed, to take pictures. That is not to say it was deserted. There were others. Just that it was nit bumper-to-bumper. It was nice. The temperature was near tropical!

The lights were good. Uplifting. Kids loved them and that is what really counts. Worth the money. We even stopped and had pictures taken with Santa. All in all, a fun evening ahead of Christmas to get one into the swing of things. A good way to celebrate the Winter Solstice. This might become my Winter Solstice routine — the lights at Loudon.


The pictures of the Loudon Christmas Lights, ‘Gift of Lights’, 2012.

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Christmas Revels in Cambridge, MA. Sold Out. But, They Send Greetings For The Winter Solstice. Celebrate.


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


Past related posts:
1/ Revels North (i.e., Hanover, NH at Dartmouth) and Revels (Cambridge, MA) Doing Same Irish 1907 Christmas Show — Sept. 2, 2012.
2/ Of Course I Know R.M.S. Carpathia, The Setting For The Christmas Revels In Hanover, NH & Cambridge, MA — Sept. 3, 2012.
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Christmas Revels 2012 In Cambridge, MA … — Oct. 18, 2012.


Image from their production of ‘Irish Revels’ a board the R.M.S. Carpathia by Cambridge Revels (the ‘mother-ship’ as I refer to them). Got this in my e-mail. Thanks.


For the Dartmouth, NH equivalent.

Celebrating the Winter Solstice.


Another rendition of the haunting "Sussex Mummer's Carol", a celebration of the passing of the Winter Solstice, the traditional ending of all Christmas Revels performances irrespective of geography. See last Solstice post here for the other version. Click image for the YouTube video.

Another rendition of the haunting “Sussex Mummer’s Carol”, a celebration of the passing of the Winter Solstice, the traditional ending of all Christmas Revels performances irrespective of geography. See last Solstice post here for the other version. Click image for the YouTube video.

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