Lighting the Holiday Season with Joy

The holidays are around the corner, and we are excited to see what the residents of Howard County have to offer this season. Homeowners never hesitate to bring out their Christmas spirit as soon as December 1 hits the calendars. 

Among the high-spirited residents that cover their houses in lights, there are a few local attractions, such as Merriweather Post Pavilion’s Symphony of Lights and the Ellicott City light show. 

For over 25 years, Merriweather has held drive-through and walk-through nights for their symphony of lights. The symphony includes beautiful displays with animated and stationary holiday light creations. This tradition has been cherished by many and provides a fun family activity for the season of festivities. With COVID-19, the drive-through is a safe, but exciting, option for entertainment. Pictures are featured below!

In an interview with Centennial senior Noelle Mitchell, she tells us how she prepares for the festivals. She reminisces on her childhood memories; “the tree [is my favorite decoration], it always reminds me of my childhood; watching Christmas movies and seeing the tree glow warmly.” 

When asked about significant family traditions, she told us, “I always get the tree out and start decorating right after Thanksgiving because I’m super excited,” as many of us relate to. “My dad always waits till the coldest day of December to put up our lights outside. We don’t know why he does this,” she added, jokingly. 

We hope you’re as ecstatic as us for the season of festivities! Happy Holidays, Centennial!

Link for Merriweather Symphony of Lights-


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Pictures: Merriweather Symphony of Lights via Google Maps