Ice Castles opening January 14 in North Woodstock, New Hampshire

Photos by Cheryl Landes Explore sculptures, tunnels, thrones, tunnels, slides, fountains, and other objects handmade from thousands of icicles at Ice Castles. The event is held in four cities in the U.S.: Dillon, Colorado; North Woodstock, New Hampshire; Midway, Utah; and Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Ice Castles in Colorado and Utah are open already, and the … Continue reading Ice Castles opening January 14 in North Woodstock, New Hampshire

Festival of Lights at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Holliston, Massachusetts

The giant globe at the Festival of Lights at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Holliston, Massachusetts Editor's note: The Festival of Lights at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine was cancelled in 2020 due to safety concerns from COVID-19. While it's uncertain yet whether the festival can return this year, I'm posting photos from a … Continue reading Festival of Lights at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Holliston, Massachusetts

Leavenworth Chamber cancels Bavarian Ice Fest, but Village of Lights shines on

A view of the town square from a previous Village of Lights in Leavenworth, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes) The Bavarian Ice Fest and fireworks in January is a favorite after-holiday celebration in the beautiful town of Leavenworth, in Central Washington. Sadly, the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce cancelled the 2021 event because of safety concerns … Continue reading Leavenworth Chamber cancels Bavarian Ice Fest, but Village of Lights shines on

2021 Portland Winter Light Festival changes format due to COVID-19

An art installation at a previous Portland Winter Light Festival in Portland, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) The Portland Winter Light Festival will look different this year because of safety concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of concentrating light sculptures in four areas as in years past, the festival will feature pop-up displays throughout Portland, … Continue reading 2021 Portland Winter Light Festival changes format due to COVID-19

La Salette Christmas Celebration of Lights tells a powerful story

The National Shrine of Our Lady of LaSalette decorated for the holidays in Attleboro, Massachusetts Photos by Cheryl Landes For more than 65 years, the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette in Attleboro, Massachusetts, has delighted visitors with its Christmas Celebration of Lights. Displays with more than 400,000 lights are spread across 10 … Continue reading La Salette Christmas Celebration of Lights tells a powerful story

2021 Havasu Balloon Festival and Fair reduced to drive-in night glow and movie

The eleventh annual Havasu Balloon Festival and Fair will look a lot different this year. Instead of the usual four-day event, the event has been reduced to a drive-in balloon night glow and movie at the Special Activities and Recreation Area (SARA) Park at the Rodeo Grounds in Lake Havasu City, Arizona (weather permitting). "It … Continue reading 2021 Havasu Balloon Festival and Fair reduced to drive-in night glow and movie

Miss the 2020 Waterfront Blues Festival broadcasts? Now you can stream them.

Shemekia Copeland performs at a previous Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) Got the blues from missing the Waterfront Blues Festival this year? Or did you catch the broadcasts but want to relive those moments? Now you can stream the recorded broadcasts from the entire weekend from these locations: Blues Fest … Continue reading Miss the 2020 Waterfront Blues Festival broadcasts? Now you can stream them.

Royal Room Staycation Festival brings the music to you

The Royal Room is closed because of the coronavirus, but that isn't stopping this venue in Seattle's Columbia City neighborhood from bringing live music to the world. Throughout 2020, they're hosting The Staycation Online Festival with the help of The South Hudson Music Project and Live Concerts Stream. These free shows are livestreamed from The … Continue reading Royal Room Staycation Festival brings the music to you