Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Oxford Dazzles in Christmas Lights

It’s never Thanksgiving without watching the Macy’s Christmas parade. I even got to see the parade from the street side in New York City in the late 1990s with my mother and grandmother. The parade was rivaled by one thing in NYC’s streets: the stores’ Christmas decoration. Christmas trees glowed from about every shop and restaurant’s windows and large candy canes even towered over the sidewalk acting as a hotel’s awnings. It has been a decade since but a December night in Oxford gave me some deja vu.
Last night my fiance and I looked something like this while enjoying the Christmas decorations in Oxford. Window shopping is fantastic at this time of the year.

Admit it: the stores' windows look that awesome.
Admit it: the stores’ windows look that great.

I chose ten of my favorites in no ranking order from 60 photos of lights I took around town.
Our tree lighting ceremony can hold its own against NYC's.
Our tree lighting ceremony can hold its own against NYC’s.

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Hinton & Hinton has that cozy feel down pat.
Hinton & Hinton has that cozy feel down pat.

Wonderful shout-out to Chucky Mullins by My Favorite Shoes!
Wonderful shout-out to Chucky Mullins by My Favorite Shoes!

Thompson House could make a good landing spot for Santa Claus...
Thompson House could make a good landing spot for Santa Claus…

Treehouse Toys could be Santa's secret workshop.
Treehouse Toys could be Santa’s secret workshop.

Is this Stash's window or is this a magazine cover?
Is this Stash’s window or is this a magazine cover?

Amen.
Amen.

It's hard to believe how dazzling golden pipe straws are but here it is. I'm inspired to try this at my house next Christmas.
It’s hard to believe how dazzling golden pipe straws are but here it is. I’m inspired to try this at my house next Christmas.

This rotating tree with a train track on it at Belles and Beaus on the Square is tough to just pass by.
This rotating tree with a train track on it at Belles and Beaus on the Square is tough to just pass by.

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I also created a gallery of other lights and trees that I enjoyed.
Happy Holidays y’all!
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Callie Daniels is a staff reporter for HottyToddy.com. She can be contacted at callie.daniels@hottytoddy.com.

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