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Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village

January 3, 2015

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Attending “Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village” was on my list of “Things to Do” during this past holiday season!  Earlier in December, my husband and I took advantage of a free night which came about unexpectedly, the crazy Michigan weather actually cooperated, so we went.

If you live in the Metro Detroit area, maybe they will inspire you to visit Greenfield Village during the 2015 Holiday Nights! You will discover what the holidays were like in the late 1800’s:  lantern lit pathways, horse drawn carriages, ice skating, Christmas Carolers dressed for the period, people saying “Merry Christmas”, chestnuts roasted on an open fire, hot chocolate, bonfires, Santa Claus, handcrafted demonstrations such as glass blowing, fireworks and more!  Definitely a “get into the Spirit of Christmas” activity.

Since I wanted to get into the spirit and experience the atmosphere without putting pressure on myself to photograph the event, I left most of my camera gear at home, including my tripod.  I just went with my Canon 60D and my kit lens (18-55mm f/3.5) which fit nicely in my purse.  I did capture some memories from the event, more snapshot type photos than pro photos.  And yes, there are a few that a tripod would have made so much better.  Oh well.  But I am happy to have them and decided to share.  Enjoy.

 

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3 Comments
  1. Underdog permalink

    Thanks for sharing Linda.  I kept the flyer and thought I might make it this year but didn’t.  It’s on my bucket list.  However, I was able to make it to the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House but I didn’t go out in the evening to also see the lit up grounds.  Maybe another year.  Greenfield Village is one of my favorite places.  I’ve had a membership for years.  Also toured the Henry and Edsel’s homes on multiple occasions.  Your pictures were nice to get the feel of the event.  My favorite was the roasting chestnuts.  Hear it in the song, but never actually saw anyone do it!  Candi 

  2. YvonneCampbell permalink

        

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