Holiday Scenes Around Town

by | Dec 24, 2014

The snowmen on Middle Road are back. A regular feature of the season here in East Greenwich, there’s something about their cheery smiles and simple shapes that delights. There are many such treats around town this time of year. We share a few here. (If you have a photo you’d like to share here, send it to [email protected]).

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That beautiful tall tree on Frenchtown Road just east of South County Trail, bedecked with thousands of lights and topped with a star, is the work of the Correira family.

Bonnie Correira said this is the tree’s 11th year. A friend with a bucket truck helps with the installation. There are about 4,000 lights on the tree, she said. This is the first year of the star, which was made by Correira’s son, Andy.

The tree is lit the Saturday after Thanksgiving and they’ve made a big event out of it, inviting friends and family, serving hot cider and cookies and collecting canned foods. This year they donated 209 items to the Interfaith Food Pantry.

“It’s to open up the holiday season,” Correira said.

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The light show on South Pierce Road is a 360 affair. They don’t only decorate in the front but they take advantage of their corner location and decorate all around the house. The scene above is in the backyard.

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The holiday scene on London Street is child’s delight, with a large Santa watching over a village scene.

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Stanley Marion’s light extravaganza on Wanton Shippee (right next to Cole Middle School) was up and lit by Thanksgiving.

Thanks to you all – the displays are a community gift!

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