One of the things I love about living near the Chesapeake Bay is the creativity of holiday decorations. The first time I saw Santa lounging in the back of a boat, hanging on for dear life to a leaping rockfish, I couldn’t stop smiling. I mean, how can you not love a community with a sense of humor?
People come from miles around to view the Annapolis sailboats adorned with gorgeous holiday lights. For my money, however, the smaller beach communities put on a show that’s just as nice.
Fish leap into and out of the ground. Blue crabs cavort in front of elementary schools. Even the dreaded jelly fish get into the act; one display featured a collection of the nasty critters all decked out in white lights.
The originality extends beyond the selection of lights. One local establishment stacked crab pots into a pyramid shape, creating a Christmas tree unique to the beaches.
And why not? After all, this is the season when anything can happen, when nutcrackers and snowmen come to life and reindeer with shiny noses turn into heroes.
What about you? Do you have a favorite place to go to see holiday decorations? Favorite light colors? Decorating traditions you like or hate? Please tell us in the comments section.
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