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I haven’t been attending the weekly meetings of my support group for people who are separated or divorced as much as I used to. It’s due partly to my ten-year-old car (I don’t drive that car very far these days because it has a lot of problems—such as a broken taillight with the electrical short that makes changing the lightbulb a waste of time because I need to spend a lot of money to get a new circuit board installed) and due partly because many of the topics that are discussed in those meetings (such as “How to Begin Your Emotional Divorce”) I have already heard before. (That’s the thing about going to weekly divorce recovery meetings—after a year or so, the topics start to repeat.)

Once a year my support group has a party instead of its regular weekly meeting that’s usually held on the Thursday after Christmas. The party is potluck so everyone is invited to bring food to share. People are also invited to take an unwanted gift that someone else had given to them, wrap it up, and bring it to the party for the White Elephant gift exchange. Those parties are always fun and lively and I decided to drive to that party because I haven’t seen many of the regular attendees in a long while.

Since I hadn’t received any gifts for Christmas I didn’t have an unwanted present to share. The party organizers said that one can opt to buy a new present just for this party as long as it doesn’t cost more than $30. With my current tight financial situation, I initially thought about shopping at Five Below. I’ve bought previous White Elephant gifts at that store. I had intended to go to Aldi first to buy some food for the party (I ended up buying some potato chips) then go on to Five Below. I made a turn into a shopping center in Bowie in an effort to go to Aldi until I found out that it was the wrong shopping center and Aldi was located in a different shopping center located just a mile away. As I was about to leave the shopping center, I saw a Tuesday Morning store so I decided to park there instead and go in.

I hit pay dirt in that store immediately. The front of the store had Christmas decorations for 50% off and I saw something that was so unusual that I thought it would be perfect for the White Elephant. It was a zebra wearing a Santa hat with a saddle full of gifts. (I later took these photos in the Market Cafe at Wegmans where I bought a soda and did some Internet web surfing before the party). I’ve seen Christmas donkeys, Christmas reindeer, and Christmas camels before but I’ve never seen a Christmas zebra until I bought it at Tuesday Morning.

Here are the price tags that were attached to the Christmas zebra that I removed before I put it in the gift bag. The left tag shows the original $25 price tag. The right tag showed the reduced price of $12.99. By the time I purchased that zebra the price had been reduced further to just $6. It wasn’t shown on either tag but it showed up when I paid for it at the cash register.

I went to Aldi where I purchased the chips. I also saw this chocolate Santa bag for $3 that I thought would be great for the gift bag as well. Here are the photos.

This bag consisted of a tall chocolate Santa Claus with smaller chocolate ornaments, all of which were made in Germany.

I arrived at the usual meeting place for the party. The group meetings are held in a hall that’s located just a few feet away from the Presbyterian Church (who rents out the facility to the group). Usually the hall tends not to be decorated at all for the holidays. (The main church building is the one that gets all of the decorations.) This year someone affiliated with the church decided to deck out that separate building as well so there was a decorated Christmas tree.

Here’s a close up of the tree showing what looks like elf legs sticking out. (LOL!)

Even the fireplace in the hall was decked out with festive Christmas decorations. (I assume that it’s a working fireplace. I’ve never seen the support group use it.)

The party had fewer people than in previous years. (I don’t know why either.) It also turned out that someone from the group had brought three presents to the party (instead of the usual one) because she thought that there’s a chance that a new person might be attending what he/she thought was the usual support group meeting when it was really a party and it would be nice for that new person to be able to participate as well. (That has actually happened in previous years.) I thought it was pretty nice of her.

Under the rules of the White Elephant, one could opt to steal a gift from someone else. What happened is the the person who picked up my gift bag thought the Christmas zebra was amusing but she balked at the chocolates because she said that it was too much sweets for her. She put my bag back on the table while she swiped someone else’s gift.

At the end of the party there were three extra gifts, including the one I had brought. Two people volunteered to take the two other presents while leaving the gift I brought behind. I thought it was a shame to leave the Christmas zebra and chocolates behind so I took it back home. The Christmas zebra was added to my Christmas decorations and it looked quite nice with the rest of them. Yesterday I packed the zebra up with the rest of the Christmas decorations and put everything back in the attic. As for the chocolates, I’ve been slowly been eating a little of the pack at a time. I found the chocolate to be quite tasty and I’ll be sad once I run out.

As for the gift I chose at the White Elephant gift exchange, I picked up a gift bag that contained two Christmas dish cloths.

I also received a pair of heavy slipper socks which will be perfect to sleep in during the cold winter nights of January and February.

I also got a photo album with a Christmas cover on it. It has been years since I ever thought about getting a photo album to store photos in because I take digital photographs all the time and I store them in my computer. It’s a nice photo album but I don’t know if I’ll ever find a use for it since I rarely print out photographs these days. I have to admit that a photo album makes the quintessential White Elephant gift. (LOL!)

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Earlier this month I went to my church’s annual Holiday Warm-Up Party where I took these photos.

Holiday Warm-Up Party, December 8, 2018

A week before the party I took part in a local event where I made a Norwegian-style heart-shaped paper ornament. I ended up bringing that ornament to the party where I hung it on the Christmas tree.

Holiday Warm-Up Party, December 8, 2018

The festivities included trimming the Christmas tree.

Holiday Warm-Up Party, December 8, 2018

Holiday Warm-Up Party, December 8, 2018

We had a singalong where we sang a variety of Hanukkah and Christmas music.

Holiday Warm-Up Party, December 8, 2018

Holiday Warm-Up Party, December 8, 2018

Holiday Warm-Up Party, December 8, 2018

Holiday Warm-Up Party, December 8, 2018

We also played a few rounds of Charades.

Holiday Warm-Up Party, December 8, 2018

Holiday Warm-Up Party, December 8, 2018

Holiday Warm-Up Party, December 8, 2018

Here is what the church’s Christmas Tree looked like by the end of the party.

Holiday Warm-Up Party, December 8, 2018

Holiday Warm-Up Party, December 8, 2018

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President Donald Trump had initiated a partial shutdown of the federal government right before Christmas. I live outside of Washington, DC and I’m seeing the fallout in real time and it’s even affecting Christmas Eve.

Let me explain. I haven’t set foot inside of a suburban shopping mall on Christmas Eve in many years. My mother took me on such a Christmas Eve outing when I was a child and we didn’t last too long because the crowds were more intense and the lines were incredibly long. Even getting a soda from a food stand required waiting in line for at least 15 minutes or longer.

As an adult I made an effort to avoid making mall trips on Christmas Eve. I only did it one year. My then-husband and I used to have a tradition of hanging mistletoe at the entrance to the kitchen. One year I wasn’t able to find mistletoe. In a last act of desperation, I went to the now-defunct Frank’s Nursery & Crafts at a local mall on Christmas Eve. I woke up at 7 am and I made my way to the store by 8 am. I quickly found some mistletoe then I ran to the checkout line so I could pay for it. As I waited in a relatively short line I saw hordes of people making their way into the store, which signaled to me that I needed to get the hell out of the shopping mall parking lot ASAP. Once I paid for the mistletoe, I quickly exited the store, got in my car, and drove back home while I saw cars coming into the parking lot and quickly taking up parking spaces.

I discovered a long time ago that many of the stores located in downtown Baltimore and Washington, DC tended to have far fewer people on Christmas Eve since so many people basically stayed in the suburbs and shopped. Whenever I needed to make a last-minute purchase, I found that it was far easier to either take the Metro into downtown DC or drive into Baltimore than to face a parking lot in a suburban shopping mall.

This afternoon I left early because I needed to add gas to my car since I had planned on attending a 5 p.m. Christmas Eve service at my church. I went to a gas station that was located across the street from Beltway Plaza Mall in Greenbelt, Maryland and I saw something shocking. In previous years both the front and back parking lots would be literally filled with cars on Christmas Eve. Not this year. In fact it was no more crowded at Beltway Plaza than it usually is on a Saturday.

After I got the gas, I drove to the back parking lot and found plenty of spaces, which was weird because I remember that Christmas Eve used to be the one occasion where the back lot would be as filled with cars as the front lot. I walked over to Target, where I found that the store wasn’t any more crowded than it usually is on a Saturday. I leisurely walked around the store and it wasn’t mobbed at all. I purchased a few items and I was able to pay cash at the checkout line in less than 10 minutes. That store still had tons of Christmas items on sale, such as this Christmas sweater.

Target also sold this game for kids that’s literally shitty called Flushin Frenzy. And, yes, it came with a piece of poop with this creepy looking open smile. (LOL!)

I walked around the rest of the mall and it wasn’t overly crowded. Here I was at a suburban shopping mall on Christmas Eve and it was no more crowded than usual.

The mall was decorated in a very festive manner, complete with a Christmas tree.

Located next to the Christmas tree was a typical mall Santa who looked totally bored due to the fact that few kids were lining up to meet with him.

This reindeer looks at the few people who were actually shopping on Christmas Eve.

Even the dollar store didn’t have a huge amount of people shopping in there.

The more I walked around Beltway Plaza on Christmas Eve, the more I realize that something was horribly wrong. The fact that I could find easy parking. The fact that the lines in all of the stores were short. This was NOT a normal Christmas Eve.

At one point I decided to eat lunch in Three Brothers Pizza where I had no trouble with ordering food and drink then finding seating. Soon afterwards one of my friends walked into the same place with his wife and they sat at a table next to mine. He and his wife also noticed how the mall was not very crowded for a Christmas Eve and we compared notes as to what was going on.

I’ll admit that Beltway Plaza was the only mall I went to on Christmas Eve. If it weren’t for the fact that I had volunteered to serve usher duty at the 5 p.m. service at my church, I would have taken the Silver Line Metro to Tyson’s Corner Mall to see if that mall also had fewer shoppers. (Tyson’s Corner Mall is a far more upscale mall than Beltway Plaza with stores that included American Girl Place, Michael Kors, and the Apple Store.) But it would’ve been cutting it very close to go to Virginia then return to Maryland by 4 p.m. so I could arrive at the church a half-hour early, like I was requested to do since I was serving as one of the ushers.

After the Christmas service ended at church (along with my usher duties), I realized that I forgot to purchase a few Christmas cards that I needed to buy so I returned to Target. It was around 6:30 p.m. The parking lot was slightly more crowded than it was in the afternoon but I still had no problem with finding a place to park. I found a pack on Christmas cards that were already on sale for 30% off. (The price was originally $7 but I bought the pack for around $4.90.) I only had to wait around 10 minutes before I reached the checkout counter and paid for the cards.

The whole situation with being able to shop in a suburban shopping mall on Christmas Eve without facing huge crowds seemed very odd to me. In some ways, it seemed alarming as well. I know some of you may say that it’s because more and more are shopping online at websites like eBay and Amazon. Yes, I know that’s true to some extent but here’s the thing: Online shopping has been around since the mid- to late-1990s. Despite that, I still continued to see cars filling up the suburban shopping mall parking lots every Christmas Eve until this year.

I think something’s amiss and I think it’s due to the current political and economic situation in the United States. Donald Trump intimated a partial shutdown of the federal government over building a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border just a few days before Christmas. There are federal employees who literally don’t know when they will get their next paycheck and this uncertainty has spiraled into spending less at Christmas.

If that weren’t enough, Donald Trump made this bizarre tweet about the Federal Reserve on Christmas Eve.

That tweet has led to a dramatic plunge on the stock market.

Then he made this self-pitying tweet that made me wish that someone would invoke the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and remove this guy from office.

“Poor me”?!? He was writing like a teenage girl who’s upset that her boyfriend had abruptly dumped her. Of course he’s being completely roasted on Twitter and he deserved it.

But that wasn’t all. On Christmas Eve Donald Trump and his wife Melania were taking phone calls from children asking if Santa Claus is being tracked as he starts to begin delivering Christmas presents. Here is what happened next, as documented by BBC News:

Trump (in booming voice) to a kid named Coleman: “Hello, is this Coleman? Merry Christmas. How are you? How old are you?…. Are you doing well in school? Are you still a believer in Santa?”

Footage of the incident circulating on social media shows Mr Trump then telling the boy: “Because at seven, it’s marginal, right?”

WHAT THE FUCK?!? I swear Donald Trump should NOT even be allowed to talk to children if he’s going to make idiotic statements like that. This is so reminiscent of what happened when a group of kids went trick or treating in the Oval Office on Halloween and that inappropriate political speech he gave at a Boy Scout Jamboree last year.

So Trump made the federal government shut down, put out a tweet that caused the stock market to drop suddenly, and sent out additional tweets that has people calling for the 25th Amendment to be invoked. It’s no wonder that the hashtags #25thAmendment and #25thAmendmentNow are currently trending on Twitter. It’s also no wonder that I’m not seeing as many people head to the suburban shopping malls to make last-minute purchases on Christmas Eve as in past years.

I was visiting The Space (a makerspace located in Beltway Plaza Mall in Greenbelt, Maryland) when I saw that a local dance school known as the D’Amour School of Dance was giving a dance recital on that very day. So I hung around and checked it out.

The Space, December 8, 2018

The Space was decorated just for the holidays.

The Space, December 8, 2018

The young dancers were gathered before the recital began.

The Space, December 8, 2018

There was also a toy drive for underprivileged children where people could donate toys on a Giving Blanket.

The Space, December 8, 2018

As the day went on, the Giving Blanket became more filled with toys.

The Space, December 8, 2018

Here are some photos from the dance recital itself.

The Space, December 8, 2018

The Space, December 8, 2018

The Space, December 8, 2018

The Space, December 8, 2018

The Space, December 8, 2018

The Space, December 8, 2018

The Space, December 8, 2018

I shot a video showing the highlights of that dance recital.

There was a spread of food for the planned reception after the dance recital ended.

The Space, December 8, 2018

The Space, December 8, 2018

The participants and those who were in the audience participated in the reception.

The Space, December 8, 2018

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On Pearl Harbor Day I decided to check out the reception for the 10 x 10 art show that took place at the Pyramid Art Atlantic Center in Hyattsville, Maryland. All of the art on display had to be no bigger than 10 inches x 10 inches and all the work on display was available for sale for only $50 per piece. I didn’t buy anything because of tight finances but I was able to enjoy the art that was on display that night.

10 x 10 Show, December 7, 2018

10 x 10 Show, December 7, 2018

10 x 10 Show, December 7, 2018

10 x 10 Show, December 7, 2018

10 x 10 Show, December 7, 2018

10 x 10 Show, December 7, 2018

10 x 10 Show, December 7, 2018

10 x 10 Show, December 7, 2018

10 x 10 Show, December 7, 2018

10 x 10 Show, December 7, 2018

10 x 10 Show, December 7, 2018

In addition to the 10 x 10 art on display, there were other types of art on display, such as this 3D piece made from metal.

10 x 10 Show, December 7, 2018

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I really was busy the first weekend in December. On Saturday I went to the Festival on the Green in Crofton, Maryland then I ended up at the Bowie Public Library because it was raining so hard and the other drivers were being so aggressive at the same time that I decided to ride out the worst of the storm there instead.

On Sunday I went to the Festival of Lights Holiday Market in Greenbelt, Maryland. While I was there I took part in an Artful Afternoon where I made this Norwegian-style heart-shaped woven paper ornament.

After those two events, I headed over to the nearby Greenbelt Makerspace where I attended the weekly animation meetup. After that event was over, I decided to head over to the other makerspace in Greenbelt that’s known simply as The Space. While I was there I took a few photos.

There was a 3Doodler pen that was available for anyone who wanted to do freehand 3D drawings in plastic.

The Space, December 2, 2018

Here is one of the customized vinyl toys on display at The Space.

The Space, December 2, 2018

There was an artist who was working on his latest painting at The Space.

The Space, December 2, 2018

By the time I left The Space it was already nighttime (the days have been growing shorter these days) so I headed home.

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The first weekend in December was pretty packed for me. On Saturday I went to the Festival on the Green in Crofton mainly because a recruiter was supposed to be in the area collecting resumes only to end up being a no-show. I drove home along the back roads because of the ugly combination of bad traffic and rain and I ended up stopping at the Bowie Public Library because I decided to ride out the storm.

Once the rain had slowed to a mist I managed to drive to Greenbelt where I went to day one of the Festival of Lights Holiday Market where I ran into a few friends. I waited until the second and final day to take pictures because the Greenbelt Farmers Market was having the last market for 2018 and all of the vendors were selling Christmas-related items outside while more crafters were selling their wares at the nearby Greenbelt Community Center indoors. I took all of the photos at the outdoor market because I liked the natural decorations that were on sale.

Festival of Lights Holiday Farmer's Market

Festival of Lights Holiday Farmer's Market

Festival of Lights Holiday Farmer's Market

Festival of Lights Holiday Farmer's Market

Festival of Lights Holiday Farmer's Market

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Like I wrote in my last post, I had gone to Crofton to attend a vendor event that was being held by my support group for people who are separated or divorced mainly because a recruiter was supposed to be there as well. I decided to go just to give that recruiter my resume and talk to him. I had no intention of staying long. But then the recruiter wasn’t there but he texted the organizers that he would be there soon. So I killed some time by checking out the vendor event then walk next door to the Festival on the Green where I took some photos.

I arrived back to the church where the vendor event was being held only to discover that the recruiter ended up being a no-show. So I decided to drive back home since it had started to rain. The rain grew so bad that I decided to drive along the back roads because I just didn’t want to deal with the crazy assholes who speed in any weather on the interstate highways. When I hit Bowie I became more nervous because of the weather so I ended up stopping at the Bowie Library.

I have driven past that library building numerous times. I had even taken a photo of the building when I was stopped in traffic and I wrote a post about it four years ago. But I had never stepped foot inside that building until recently.

I knew the library looked big from the outside and it looked just as impressive on the inside as well.

The children’s area had the theme of Main Street. There were all kinds of decorations to make it reflect Main Street, such as these signs.

There were all kinds of decorations that represented pretend versions of a post office, an Internet cafe (where there were computers but no food or drinks were served), and a fire engine.

My personal favorite was the area that was set up to represent a pizza place.

No pizza or any other kind of food was served because, despite the decorations, it’s still a library. But I thought the pretend pizza oven was cute.

The table tops resembled a large pizza that would be shared with three or more people.

The menu was pretty cute as well. It listed, in menu form, what foods are healthy and nutritious to eat.

Compared to the children’s area, the adult and teen areas were relatively plain. But there were plenty of books to read so I had no problem with being stranded in a library.

There was a mural which reflected the history of Bowie, Maryland.

I basically stuck around for a couple of hours. By the time I left, the worst of the rain had ended and there was a fine mist that made everything damp. At least it was better than driving in heavy rain.

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My group for people who are separated or divorced was having a vendor sale where local vendors (some of whom are fellow group members) were selling their wares. They did this in conjunction with the Festival on the Green that was held at the Crofton Country Club located next door to the church where the vendor sale took place (and the same place where weekly meetings are held). Since money is extremely tight with me these days, I thought about skipping it until I received an email saying that they had gotten a recruiter to take part in this. He was collecting resumes because there were supposedly a bunch of places that were looking to hire people, especially in IT. When I learned about that recruiter, I decided to go there because I was curious to see if there is any kind of full-time work that’s available.

I had intended to spend no more than an hour in Crofton—just long enough to drop off my resume, speak with the recruiter, take a brief tour of the vendor sale and the Festival on the Green, then leave. It’s partly because the weather forecast called for rain and it’s partly because I had intended to go to another festival that’s closer to my home because I have a few friends who were vending there and I wanted to say hi to them. So I arrived at the vendor sale and I found out that everyone else had arrived except for the recruiter. The organizers of that vendor sale had said that they texted the recruiter and he texted back that he would be arriving soon but he didn’t know when. So I decided to kill some time by checking out the vendor sale, where I purchased just a couple of someone’s home-baked cookies and ate them. Then I walked over to the Festival on the Green next door and took a few pictures of what I saw there.

Festival on the Green, December 1, 2018

There was someone selling LuLaRoe clothes from a small blue bus. Just a few days after I took that photo I learned that someone had alleged in court that LuLaRoe is on the brink of collapse.

Festival on the Green, December 1, 2018

I saw an 18-inch doll (I couldn’t tell if she was an American Girl or a competitor’s doll) with crocheted hats and scarves made for 18-inch dolls.

Festival on the Green, December 1, 2018

There were heaters and fire pits that were designed to keep people warm as they shopped around the various booths. (It was not only cloudy but it was around in the 40’s as well.)

Festival on the Green, December 1, 2018

Festival on the Green, December 1, 2018

Festival on the Green, December 1, 2018

The Grinch showed up along with the Chick-fil-A cow dressed up as Santa Claus.

Festival on the Green, December 1, 2018

Festival on the Green, December 1, 2018

There was a variety of arts and crafts available that one could buy. I could only look since money is pretty tight with me these days.

Festival on the Green, December 1, 2018

Festival on the Green, December 1, 2018

Festival on the Green, December 1, 2018

Festival on the Green, December 1, 2018

Festival on the Green, December 1, 2018

Festival on the Green, December 1, 2018

Festival on the Green, December 1, 2018

Festival on the Green, December 1, 2018

Festival on the Green, December 1, 2018

There was an art truck parked where people can see the paintings on sale.

Festival on the Green, December 1, 2018

Festival on the Green, December 1, 2018

Festival on the Green, December 1, 2018

Festival on the Green, December 1, 2018

Festival on the Green, December 1, 2018

Festival on the Green, December 1, 2018

There was another truck known as Tin Lizzy that sold fair trade clothing.

Festival on the Green, December 1, 2018

Festival on the Green, December 1, 2018

Festival on the Green, December 1, 2018

There was a hands-on demonstration of remote control race cars, which was a huge hit with the kids.

Festival on the Green, December 1, 2018

Festival on the Green, December 1, 2018

There were a variety of food trucks, some of which had unique decorations.

Festival on the Green, December 1, 2018

I ended up eating a $4 bacon and cheese empanada that I purchased from one food truck along with a bag of Utz potato chips and a can of Diet Coke that I purchased from another truck. (I paid a total of $7, which is cheap by eating out standards.) By the time I purchased what I ate for lunch, it started to drizzle. I went back to my car and ate lunch there. After I finished I decided to go back to the church to see if the recruiter had arrived. It turned out that the recruiter still hadn’t arrived. I hung around and socialized with a few fellow members whom I haven’t seen in a while. (I haven’t been going to meetings lately due partly to tight finances and partly because the topics of those meetings tend to repeat and I’ve sat in on some topics at least three or times previously.)

I decided to wait until 1 p.m. for the recruiter, since the support group’s vendor sale as supposed to end at 2 p.m. (The Festival on the Green itself ran until 4 p.m.) So I waited and the guy ended up being a no-show and it started to rain harder outside. I gave up and decided to drive towards home. The rain grew so heavy that I decided to drive along the back roads because I just didn’t want to deal with the crazy assholes who speed in any weather on the interstate highways. When I hit Bowie I became more nervous because of the weather so I ended up stopping at the Bowie Library. It was the first time I had ever stepped inside and I took pictures, which I’ll write about in my next post.

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This year I decided to check out the opening ceremony of the Festival of Lights that was held at Roosevelt Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. As you can see from the photographs, it was a well-attended event. The weather was cold but it was pretty clear with no rain or snow. (My area has been getting tons of rain this year and it gets pretty tiresome after a while. Thanks for nothing, global warming!)

Festival of Lights Opening Ceremony, November 30, 2018

Here is what the official Festival of Lights tree looked like before it was lit for the first time. The box that held the tree had Santa Claus decorated on all sides.

Festival of Lights Opening Ceremony, November 30, 2018

Festival of Lights Opening Ceremony, November 30, 2018

Festival of Lights Opening Ceremony, November 30, 2018

The local orchestra played a variety of winter holiday tunes.

Festival of Lights Opening Ceremony, November 30, 2018

Festival of Lights Opening Ceremony, November 30, 2018

Santa Claus arrived on the back of a fire truck.

Festival of Lights Opening Ceremony, November 30, 2018

Once Santa arrived the tree was lit up. Here is what it looked like with its lights on.

Festival of Lights Opening Ceremony, November 30, 2018

Here’s a short video I shot of the opening ceremony.

After the opening ceremony I walked over to the nearby Greenbelt Museum, which opened its door to the public for free as part of the opening ceremony festivities.

Festival of Lights Opening Night, November 30, 2018

I shot photos of that same museum during Labor Day weekend so I decided to focus on its special exhibit on how people celebrated Christmas and Hanukkah during the Great Depression. It included vintage decorations of the period. I found it very interesting.

Festival of Lights Opening Night, November 30, 2018

Festival of Lights Opening Night, November 30, 2018

Festival of Lights Opening Night, November 30, 2018

Festival of Lights Opening Night, November 30, 2018

Festival of Lights Opening Night, November 30, 2018

Festival of Lights Opening Night, November 30, 2018

Festival of Lights Opening Night, November 30, 2018

Festival of Lights Opening Night, November 30, 2018

Festival of Lights Opening Night, November 30, 2018

Festival of Lights Opening Night, November 30, 2018

Festival of Lights Opening Night, November 30, 2018

Festival of Lights Opening Night, November 30, 2018

Festival of Lights Opening Night, November 30, 2018

Festival of Lights Opening Night, November 30, 2018

Festival of Lights Opening Night, November 30, 2018

Festival of Lights Opening Night, November 30, 2018

Festival of Lights Opening Night, November 30, 2018

Festival of Lights Opening Night, November 30, 2018

Festival of Lights Opening Night, November 30, 2018

Festival of Lights Opening Night, November 30, 2018

Festival of Lights Opening Night, November 30, 2018

Festival of Lights Opening Night, November 30, 2018

Festival of Lights Opening Night, November 30, 2018

Festival of Lights Opening Night, November 30, 2018

Festival of Lights Opening Night, November 30, 2018

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