1 year ago on 11/28/2016 at 11:14 PM

Interestingly enough, I was driving home through Uptown a few minutes ago and stopped to check out the Christmas Lights in Park Ridge. I wanted to try to understand tonight's controversial post. My educated guess is this: the reason the lights are more sparse over the tracks are because there is no power available at the base of the parkway trees. This is not the case on the other side, each tree has power available. (Who is paying the bill is anyones's guess. It was raining and I only spent 3 minutes checking it out). Across the tracks there are extension cords run from second story windows to power the decorations. Maybe, this means more reasons as opposed to less, to contribute to the holiday light fund. Support better infrastructure? Many thanks to the second story residents and business owners across the tracks for powering our decorations! I would love if someone from the Holiday Light Committee would clarify.


1 year ago on 11/28/2016 at 11:20 PM

I'm just happy there are lights!

1 year ago on 11/29/2016 at 7:02 AM

I own TeaLula on Fairview. Holiday Lights strung those cute squiggly lights on my block. They plug into an outlet at my shop with my permission. I pay the electric bill. Mike McGrath, who is on the committee, told me there is a plan for more lights south of the tracks, but it depends on funding.


1 year ago on 11/29/2016 at 8:14 AM

I must have missed the original post on this, but I also want to thank the businesses who donated to the Holiday Lights fund. As residents, the best way to say "thank you" is by shopping in Park Ridge.

1 year ago on 11/29/2016 at 7:19 PM

I love the lights and have donated the last two years. I'm guessing the complainers are not donors but I could be wrong. Thanks again to the committee for spearheading this

1 year ago on 11/30/2016 at 4:09 AM

I commented to my husband tonight on the lights by tea Kula. I think they are different and interesting