The Glen is a diverse community of people from all walks of life. Taking a road trip through The Glen during Christmas is always exciting. I was able travel in the four original subdivisions built in 2000 – 2002. Those subdivisions are Landings in The Glen, Chapel Crossing in The Glen, Southgate and Cambridge. Each community had a fabulous display of Christmas lights. I was able to take a few pictures and spotlight a couple of homes in each area.
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There were so many unique designs that I randomly chose the few you see in this writing. The amount of work that each homeowner put into their design was significant. It begs the question whether homeowners did the work or hired a Christmas light company to design the lights. Either way I was impressed on what I viewed, I hope that most of these homeowners hired someone to install the decorations. If not you not only did a great job but the time and energy goes beyond what most people could do.
Christmas Lights in Cambridge
Not to be out done by the other subdivisions, Cambridge came out blasting with an awesome array of Christmas decorations. The first picture (below left) has two homes right next to each other on West Lake Avenue with exceptional Christmas decorations.
Landings Has It’s Own Special Decorations
The homeowners were not undone when it came to Landings in The Glen. The Christmas lights were as good this year as any community in The Glen. Great job Landing’s you made my trip very exciting.
Learn more about the Landings in The Glen.
Chapel Crossing Has Great Light’s
It was impressive seeing how people in Chapel Crossing decorated their properties. I loved the house that had the blown up Santa on the front lawn. I was very impressed with Chapel Crossing decorations.
Southgate Bigger Houses – More Christmas Lights
While traveling the Golf course streets, I was able to see wonderful Christmas lights on some of the larger houses in The Glen. It was a true delight to behold the amount of lights that were on the houses, as well as on the landscape.
When Does Christmas Decorating Begin?
It is usually known that most Christmas decorating begins the weekend after Thanksgiving and that the Christmas season is largely a December event. But according to findings from a new nationwide survey, nearly half of Christmas consumers (43%) actually begin decorating before Thanksgiving week.
According to the survey, 87% of people begin decorating Thanksgiving weekend or before, with a significant number of people showing their holiday spirit early in November. Christmas retail trends vary greatly by product and the report highlights that Christmas decorating can take place over as much as an eight week period.
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