Friday, November 27, 2009

How Norway Goes Big For Christmas!


It is such an exciting time of year for all, but at the same time I am getting a little homesick, being away from home and family. I'll be home sweet home in 3 weeks, which makes me insanely happy, and excited!

Norway, and specifically, my city of Stavanger, is getting into the spirit by doing a couple of epic things like putting a Christmas tree on top of the bridge by helicopter.

I can just see it over the house tops from my kitchen window - and enjoy it in the dark evenings (and afternoons - seriously - it's super dark here!).

If you want to see a video of the event, you can find that in this article in one of the local papers. There's also a guy climbing all the way up there to put it in place - crazy man!

On Sunday, they will officially light up Stavanger town in the center, (including the Christmas tree on the bridge) with a wonderful light display, and also cover up the main broadcasting tower in the area, like a Christmas tree.

This was first requested some 5-10 years ago, by a little girl who wrote to the mayor and asked if they could decorate the tower with Christmas lights so Santa could find them easier - and it has been a tradition since.

How excited are you for Christmas? Can't wait to go home to all its Canadian Christmas coziness.



2 comments:

Fonda said...

oh my! sunday we get the lights! we should go when the do it.. you know there will be like a ceremony!!

Elle Hermansen said...

That was sooooo pretty the other day!

Elle♥

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