Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Christmas in July

Heads or Tails Prompt: Sit and Stand

Do you celebrate Christmas in July? They do in York, Maine.

Christmas in July is a yearly tradition that kicks off the York Days Celebration. The Nubble Lighthouse is lit up in white lights and a concert takes place in nearby Sohier Park. This event gives the summer visitors a chance to view the station decorated just as it is at Christmastime.

This year:
The event will take place July 27th, 2008.
The concert begins at 8pm.
The lighting will begin around 9pm.
There is no charge for this event.

Some facts about the Nubble Lighthouse are:

  • it stands 41 feet tall
  • it is also called the Cape Neddick Light
  • the light was automated in 1987
  • it is still being used to aid in navigation
  • The lighthouse and grounds are not open to the public.
  • Sohier Park provides an excellent, close view of the lighthouse
  • about 250,000 people visit the park annually
  • Nickel Creek recorded a music video in front of this lighthouse


Anonymous said...

Christmas in July is celebrated in Australia but it is only an activity to do with fund-raising or a commercial venture...not a city wide event. My old church had Christmas in July one year and I made all these red, white and green candles to decorate the tables.

My HoT is up at my place and is about the hard physical labour known at House Sitting


Picturing of Life said...

beautiful we don't celebrate Christmas in July

Visit me in here Thanks

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh wow.....that's beautiful, even in July's Christmas! I can only imagine how picture perfect it is with the north-east US's snows blanketing the land around her.

Mine's up! Stop by for a visit if you can...

Sassy Mama Bear said...

There are a variety of places who do festivals in WI, and there are always the sales for Christmas in July. Some day I want to come to Maine and see some lighthouses.
Great Heads or Tails, mine is posted at The Cafe if you'd like to pop by.

The Woman said...

I love christmas lights

maggie's mind said...

I used to work at a store that had a Christmas in July sale, but that was kind of different and without a tree. ;)

Kim said...

I want to celebrate CHRISTmas in July. :) That sounds like fun. Thanks for sharing this Tuesday!

A happy heart at home said...

Nice pic of the Nubble! I was born and raised in Portsmouth, NH, so I've seen that lighthouse.


cj said...

I love the photo of that lighthouse! What an unique way to answer the challenge.

Mine's up at: