Well, kind of – going absolutely bonkers at the moment, being that it’s the weekend after Thanksgiving, and my house is completely dark. I’m part of a group of wonderful neighbors that start decorating for the Christmas season the day after turkey. This group includes Bill, John, Jim, Randy, Jami, Rosalio, Rich, Michelle, Tim, Ryan, Zac, Larry, Lynette, Jody, Raul, Roger, Nina, Andy, Monte, Annette, Bob, Stefan, Tammy, Craig, Terry, Eric, Mark and Kieran. I’m so jealous of those Rossmoor households (and all you Christmas crazy families) at the moment.
Just had surgery on the foot, with the doctor’s orders of absolutely no pressure on the leg, which doesn’t match well to climbing on one’s roof or lawn with Christmas lights and decorations – Errrrrr.
So with that in mind, kicking of the RHA sponsored Rossmoor Christmas Lights Celebration with a heartfelt request to register your decorated home for this wonderful neighborhood event, now in its 12th season!
Of course this isn’t a contest, and the amazing Christmas spirit across Rossmoor allows us to create a customized map. The hotspots homes of Christmas festivity are highlighted to help everyone navigate the neighborhood and share in the excitement!
Keeping with the tradition and adding to the fun, a few homes, streets, or neighbors will receive special Recognition Awards, depending on how their decorations inspire the judges. Previous awards included the Winter Wonderland Award, the Griswold Award, or even Rookie-of-the-Year Award. The primary goal for all participants is to Make-the-Map, with your home being identified as one of the locations for families to check out along the route.
Speaking of routes, in its third year, the Rossmoor Christmas Lights Bicycle Tour is planned for Saturday, December 22, starting at Rush Park at 6:00 p.m. So many people have already been asking about this! It’s a great fun family evening that will include bike decorating and post tour festivities. More details to follow.
Chris Marshall and Kieran Nolan co-chair the RHA Christmas Lights Celebration, and participation is completely free (well, apart from the back-breaking labor required to decorate your house, of course)!
To participate and earn a spot on the neighborhood map, simply register here before December 15th and the judges will stop by your home and we will include you on the HotSpot Map.
Here are the key dates:
- Friday, December 14: RCSD hosts the Rossmoor Winter Festival at Rush Park, featuring a
Christmas Lights Trolley ride, visiting decorated Rossmoor homes.
- Saturday, December 15: Judges travel around that evening, checking out the registered homes
and determining the recognition awards and homes to be included in the Hot Spots Map.
- Tuesday, December 18: Recognition Awards and Christmas Lights Hot Spots announced on RHA
website, and Map available for downloading.
- Saturday, December 22: Rossmoor Christmas Lights Bicycle Tour, starting at Rush Park
OK time to register and decorate your house for all the walkers, bikers and drivers that will be enjoying your Christmas lights efforts throughout December.
Thanks, Chris Marshall