Tag Archive: christmas


(Dec 16th, 2014)

Have always enjoyed this tradition. It is a wonderful thing that MECA does this every year. Not unlike walking through the neighbourhood with lanterns during the Mid-Autumn Festival when growing up in Singapore.

La Posada is a community-based reenactment of Mary and Joseph’s journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem. Posada festivities traditionally begin on December 16th and continue through January 5th. In this reenactment, a procession with lit candles and seasonal songs approach the doors of neighborhood houses in the Old Sixth Ward. A musical fiesta ensues with traditional food, drink, and a piñata for the children.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/ThroughTheDoorsofMECA/Exhibitions-and-Performance/20141216-La-Posada/46717047_SJDCJ9

 

(Dec 24th, 2014)

Festival of Lights adventure continues. This year we explore a new subdivision in Pearland, TX. The folks over there at Green Tee Terrace takes Christmas decorations very seriously.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Events/2014-Solis/20141224-Festival-of-Lights/46558853_mMzJ7m

(Dec 13th, 2014)

A new event for me. Festival of Lights by the ocean. 51st Annual Boat Lane Parade at Kemah Boardwalk.

One would think that if you own a $50 million mansion size boat, and you are participating in a Christmas Themed Boat Parade, you would be very inclined to go all out in lights and decoration. Alas, some decided that it was just more fun to show up with no lights or minimal effort decorations.

It was a good thing that the parade attracted more than 100 participants of boats of all sizes, and more than a few decided to really make it worth the poor public’s while.

Special mention to Boat #25 who outshined the even the biggest boats with their lights.

 

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Events/2014-Solis/20141213-Kemah-Christmas-Boat/46374683_SsVLMX