Festive Luminaries in Longborough Neighborhood Sunday, Dec 18th

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I love Christmas lights, especially candles. The Griswolds enjoy multi colored flashing. Cavemen and Druids prefer giant burning fires, the Romans greeted each other during the Saturnalia festival with burning tall papers of wax. The Irish people believed that if a candle is placed near a window then the light emerging from the candle would be able to guide the Christ Child who on the eve of Christmas wandered from house to house. In Victorian England people put candles on top of their Christmas tree to be the symbol of the Star, which guided the three wise men to the dwelling place of Jesus. Candles that were used to decorate the tree were actually glued with the help of melted wax or attached by pins to the branchs, how is that not an inferno waiting to happen? Only in the late 19th-early 20th century did people start to use candleholders for Christmas candles, glass balls and small lanterns. I’m not sure when they invented plastic white twinkling lights, but I sure am glad they did. Still, there is nothing like the warm flickering light of a candle lighting a beautiful oak lined street. Come celebrate the holidays on Sunday, December 18, 2011, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM with the annual Longborough Luminary Display. Longborough is a lovely neighborhood of arts and crafts style homes overlooking the Ashley River on the Charleston Peninsula.