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Christmas Tree Lane to light up Dec. 16

Original post made on Dec 13, 2007

Organizers of Palo Alto's traditional Christmas Tree Lane are inviting residents to bundle up and attend the opening tree-lighting ceremony on Dec. 16 at 5 p.m.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, December 5, 2006, 9:20 AM

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Posted by ana
a resident of Ventura
on Dec 13, 2007 at 12:18 pm

will there be more lights this year? i remember going the past 2 years and a lot of the people dont even decorate CTlane anymore..its sooo sad!


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Posted by No XT lane this year
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 13, 2007 at 12:41 pm

We need also to think about global warming and climate change--maybe Christmas Tree Lane should be kept dark this year. Who knows how much the energy used this uses.
What does our mayor say about this?


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Posted by Parent
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 13, 2007 at 3:02 pm

In this age of hi tech and videos, it is wonderful to have the opportunity of doing something simple and delightful as walking along Christmas Tree Lane with your children and joining in with the atmosphere. The same scenes may seem repetetive to us, but are old friends to the kids who remember each house. The trees on the kerbs and the lanterns together with the occasional groups of carolers, make this wonderful. My thanks to the homeowners who encourage us to visit and make this a pleasurable old fashioned treat each year.

Bah humbug to no XT


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Posted by No XT lane this year
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 13, 2007 at 3:37 pm

Parent--so because "it is wonderful to have the opportunity of doing something simple and delightful", it is okay to contribute to global warming--what about all the people that drive over to see xmas tree lane?
We like to talk in PA about global warming and climate change--but we seem to speak in abstract terms--if we dare to bring up global warming in the context of a beloved annual event, then you get a bah humbug.
Sounds to me like it is do as i say, not as I do.


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Posted by Michael
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Dec 13, 2007 at 3:48 pm

I support No XT. We should block that street off to all but local traffic for the holiday season. If I lived there i would not want my kids having to breath the toxins spewed by thousands of cars every _day_that are *idling* at >5mph as they admire my holiday decorations.

If they want to park someplace, and walk through, they're welcome.


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Posted by Parent
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 13, 2007 at 4:26 pm

Wow

I thought that the idea of walking along a street filled with lights and atmosphere was a lot better than some of the alternatives. OK, some can go and spend money at the Mall, go see the offerings at the movie theater, eat and drink more than is good for your health and use expensive gas in your hybrids to do so before going back to your home and burning pollution in your wood fire. Now, I am not saying that any one of you are going to do all these, but a simple walk along Christmas tree lane is a simple pleasure I intend to pass on to my children.


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Posted by Close By Neighbor
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Dec 13, 2007 at 6:34 pm

Why not limit car traffic to local traffic only? The 'drive-through' hordes are what make the experience less than pleasant. Cordon off the street or make it accessible from one direction only.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 13, 2007 at 6:37 pm

Closing it off to traffic would prevent many elderly from enjoying it, but one way may work as long as it is known which way beforehand.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 13, 2007 at 7:29 pm

This article appears to have been written for 2006. Anybody have any idea of when it will open this year?


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