Holiday Starlight Parade - Downtown Redmond, Oregon (LOCALISM FEATURED)

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Desert Sky Real Estate, LLC 200201121

Thanksgiving has barely passed and we just couldn't wait to usher in the Christmas Season!

What better way than Redmond's annual Holiday Starlight Parade!  The parade, held in Downtown Redmond, Oregon, starts at dusk and is filled with beautifully lit entries of all shapes and sizes.  Even the horses had twinkle lights!  Although I've lived in Redmond for eight years, this is my first Starlight Parade and I must say it couldn't have been a better first.  The weather was unseasonably warm with only a light jacket needed.  And just in case you got a little chilly, many local merchants had hot chocolate ready and waiting.

ParadeCars

The parade started with a string of classic cars decorated for the season.

Redcross

American Red Cross Disaster Relief

Sleigh

Mark's Auto Body - Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer

Bus

A Year of Memories - Local Elementary Students

ChristmasTree

What better way to top the evening off than the annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony, complete with carolers, candlelight, and Santa!  It was an evening filled with fun for all ages.  Just one more reason to visit our local Central Oregon area, no matter the time of year!

Terri Visser,CRS             Desert Sky Real Estate         (541) 410-4978

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Terri Visser
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Thank you Debbie!

Thanks Tammy.  I don't think I've ever know anyone to not like whipped cream.  I actually have it on my coffee every morning.  Maybe just a little spoiled :~)

Dec 01, 2008 07:43 PM #19
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Maria Morton
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Terri, thank you for the lovely photos.

Dec 01, 2008 08:01 PM #20
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Those photos will stir the holiday spirit in all who view them!

Dec 01, 2008 08:21 PM #21
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Terri ... beautiful pics .. I love the Redmond / Bend / Sisters area ...  Born and raised in Oregon!  I have lived in Houston, TX for almost 5 years and its a bit flat!  pippa

Dec 01, 2008 09:07 PM #22
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What great photos!  I've never been good at taking photos in the dark, although I got a good one at the Christmas tree lighting tonight.

Dec 01, 2008 09:17 PM #23
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What fun!!  Great pictures.

Dec 02, 2008 03:53 AM #24
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DeAndrea "Dee Dee" Jones
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Talking about moving fast thru the holidays.  That is pretty early for a Christmas Parade but I guess it kicks everyone in to the holiday spirit.

Dec 02, 2008 08:27 AM #25
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Thanks Maria & Norma!

Pippa - I visited Texas with a friend and I would agree :~)  I love where I live!

Dec 02, 2008 06:51 PM #26
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Good job Margaret!  I'm afraid out of all I took only a few were semi-worthy, but we work with what we have :~)

Thanks for stopping by Kristi.

Dec 02, 2008 06:53 PM #27
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Love the decorations....Love the cars more!

Happy Holidays...........

Dec 02, 2008 07:41 PM #28
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Lisa Hill
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I love it! And congrats on the Localism feature. I think I'll feature it in the Things to Do/Places to Visit group too.  =)

Dec 02, 2008 09:18 PM #29
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Terri Visser
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DeAndrea - It did seem early, but it was effective at getting me motivated for Christmas!

Tim - The cars were really fun.  Wish more ot the pics of them would have turned out better.

Dec 03, 2008 03:30 PM #30
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Terri Visser
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Thanks Lisa, and thanks for the feature!  :~)

Dec 03, 2008 03:31 PM #31
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Nice pictures!  Does look like fun AND not as cold as here in Colorado!!!!

Dec 04, 2008 01:59 PM #32
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Terri Visser
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Thanks Sassy.  I'm sure Colorado must be in the full swing of winter by now.  Brrr!

Dec 04, 2008 03:31 PM #33
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This is the season that the electric companies are especially fond of!

Dec 05, 2008 04:37 PM #36
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Hi Terri, Thanks for the great pics! I had to make homemade hot cocoa to go w/ that (yes, mini marshmellows too!) I just had knee surgery so I don't know if I'll get to go to the Ann Arbor area parade this year. I appreciate your pics all the more.

The Horse Girl ~ Marian

Dec 06, 2008 04:50 PM #37
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Terri Visser
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You're probably right Barbara-Jo, but it sure is beautiful!

Thanks Marian.  How you enjoyed the hot chocolate and heal quickly.

Dec 07, 2008 10:48 AM #38
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Terri, Sounds like the holiday parade turned out well and that everyone enjoyed it.  Enjoyed the pictures, thanks for sharing.

Dec 07, 2008 06:37 PM #39
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You're welcome Gary.  Thanks for stopping by to have a look!

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