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A small Scottish town bans the annual Christmas lights for its youngest residents

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December 22, 2020

Grace Ebert

All pictures above Poppy McKenzie Smith, shared with permission

In a splendid holiday tradition, the small town has Newburgh In southern Scotland, the youngest residents are tasked with creating the glowing Christmas decorations that line the streets. Now in its 19th year, the annual event kicks off with school-age children submitting their whimsical designs to a competition. Once a winner is selected, the artwork will be sent to Flatter lighting translated into LED before being unveiled at a ceremony at Lampost 15, where the new work is hung every year. The winner will have the honor of turning on the light, illuminating his crooked gingerbread figure or shining reindeer so that over 2,000 residents can enjoy them. In a similarly charming practice, the art of the runner-up is depicted on the city’s Christmas card. (about It is nice that)

#Vacation
#Children
#Light
# public art
#Scotland
# Street art

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