Thursday, December 20, 2007
Through the end of December, there are several light festivals in the D.C. area. In its 30th year, the Festival of Lights at the Mormon Temple in Kensington, Maryland, has gained popularity over the decades. Where before it was mostly people from the neighborhood and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who visited this yearly event, now folks from all of the region drive to Maryland--some by the busload, literally--to see the lights and attend musical performances in the Visitors' Center. The Festival of Lights also includes a live nativity and a display of creches from all over the world. My favorite this year was the Amish creche.
Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 12/07