Share uplifting messages at the 2021 Water Lantern Festival

Photo courtesy Water Lantern Festival Share your message of hope, love, happiness, healing, peace, remembrance, or dreams at the annual Water Lantern Festival. When you arrive, you'll decorate your lantern with your messages. At dusk, everyone launches their lanterns in the water, and they shine brightly and reflect in the water as darkness falls. The … Continue reading Share uplifting messages at the 2021 Water Lantern Festival

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

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

The Kilroy Stars shine on the West Coast until January 31

Image credit: The Kilroy Stars See the Kilroy Stars, four star sculptures created by Burning Man artists based in Oakland, California, at four locations on the West Coast through January 31. These stars are at highly visible locations in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego. The stars have more than 30,000 LED lights … Continue reading The Kilroy Stars shine on the West Coast until January 31

Times Square’s New Year’s Eve celebration totally virtual this year

Want to be part of the New Year's Eve celebration in New York City without going there? Well, in 2020, you can! The event isn't open for in-person attendance because of COVID, which means that you can watch it online commercial-free at no charge. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. Eastern time and continues until … Continue reading Times Square’s New Year’s Eve celebration totally virtual this year

New Year’s Eve celebration at the Space Needle on TV and online

A glimpse of the New Year's light show at the Space Needle in Seattle to welcome 2021. The show is sponsored by T-Mobile. (Photo credit: Space Needle LLC) Update, January 1, 2021: Watch the recording of the show at spaceneedle.com/newyears. The video runs 11 minutes 30 seconds. New Year's revelers can't go to the Space … Continue reading New Year’s Eve celebration at the Space Needle on TV and online