Deck the Neighborhoods

By on 10 December, 2010 in Carole King, Holidays with 0 Comments

Yes, it’s here … the holiday season with all its traditions! Does anybody remember the animated window scenes in the Loveman’s Department Store windows in Normandale each year? Or the Christmas tree lot at the corner of Fairview Avenue and South Court Street? Or visiting Santa in the window at Montgomery Fair in Eastbrook? It’s time to have fun remembering old memories and time to explore new ones. I’ve been living in the Midtown area for almost 30 years and have developed a few that I would like to share. These are just a handful of the many happenings that take place in our neighborhoods, churches and circle of friends, starting with tonight’s MPAC concert!

Glenn Miller Concert, Friday, Dec. 10th at 7:00 at the Montgomery Performing Arts Center. A great group activity!

Capitol Heights by Candlelight on Saturday, Dec. 11th, 3:00 until 8:00. I’ve been doing this for 25+ years and this is the most neighborhood-ish you can get! Meet new friends and play with the old!

Cottage Hill Holiday Tour, Sunday, Dec. 12, 2:00 until 6:30 at 103 Whitman Street. Not always an annual event, but when it happens you dare not miss it!

Governor’s Mansion Candlelight Tour, Monday Dec. 13th at 5:00. Mrs. Riley’s gracious farewell and last opportunity to share the Mansion with the community!

Cloverdale-Idlewild Caroling, Dec. 23 at 7:00. Meet on Lexington Road. Absolutely my favorite! The stress of the season is winding down and a you have such a fun time walking through the neighborhood singing and sharing the season.

Each year, I also have to make a trip through Capitol Book and News for buys on the bargain table, Stonehenge for fun small artistic items, Liger’s Bakery for Christmas tree cookies, and Tucker’s Pecans goodies!

But no holiday season would be complete without a slow cruise at night with a carload of friends and family from the State of Alabama’s tree, down the bright Dexter Avenue, to the City’s tree at Court Square … but make sure you get a window seat!

Merry, Merry!

Carole King (not the singer, just the hummer) enjoys midtown living from South Capitol Parkway in Capitol Heights where she has lived for 25+years. Carole has been the historic properties curator for the Landmarks Foundation that manages Old Alabama Town for 28 years and is passionate about neighborhoods, their architectural character, their people, and their preservation!

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