Archive for the ‘light displays’ Category

TIBURON HOLIDAY FESTIVAL

December 1, 2016

Saturday, December 3rd, is a day of festivities in the Bayside town of Tiburon.  There will be wagon rides, ornament decorating, face painting, food, shopping, arts and crafts and Santa!  There will be something for every member of the family. The day culminates in the lighting of the Christmas Tree at the corner of Main Street.  Come and enjoy the fun!    www.powerhiking.comimg_0332

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THE BIG DADDY OF CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

November 30, 2016

The 2016 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting will take place on November 30th from 7 – 9 pm.  Above the Rockefeller Center Ice Rink, the giant tree will be illuminated with thousands of lights.  With music, entertainment and celebrity stars braving the cold to entertain, it promises to be a fun-filled evening.  The Tree Lighting is a wonderful event that has been a tradition since 1933 and thousands will line the sidewalks attempting to get a view.  It is also televised.  The tree tradition was originally started in 1933 by Depression Era construction workers who put up a small tree and decorated it with cranberries, gum wrappers and tin cans.  What many do not know is that on January 9th, when the tree comes down, the tree is milled and treated and the lumber used for Habitat For Humanity.  That makes seeing the tree even more special!  If you cannot make the Tree Lighting then seeing it at sometime over the holiday season is a must. Giant and brilliant with lights, it is a tradition not to be missed.                                                  www.powerhiking.com

A Tradition Since 1924

November 23, 2016

Since 1924 New York has had the Thanksgiving Day Parade.  A event of fun and excitement for the whole family, thousands brave the cold each year to watch and thousands more enjoy it on TV.  The parade originally started with live animals from the city zoo and, taking only a couple of years off during WWII,  has evolved to the giant balloons that thrill millions today.  It is truly a wonderful family tradition and we are looking forward to it.  Hope you can enjoy it too.  Happy Thanksgiving!                                      www.powerhiking.com

NEVER FORGET

September 11, 2016

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LOVING RIO!

August 9, 2016

Like groupies we are glued to the TV set each night watching the 2016 Olympics and the beautiful panoramas of Rio.  What a glorious city!  Yes, it has its problems, but the scenery is beyond fabulous.  Loved the 2016 Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony as well.  What a visual treat!  Smiles, laughter, dancing, singing interspersed with lights and sound and music!  It was honest, earnest and fun!  From the history to the color to the music and the fireworks – it was fun!  Maracana Stadium and the sites and scenes of the beautiful landscape left us thrilled.  And what about Ipanema!!!!  Amazing!  The games have begun.  Let the party begin as well.                                                                                               http://www.powerhiking.com

A BIRTHDAY FOR THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING

May 12, 2016

85 years old!  The grand opening of the Empire State Building was May 1, 1931, as President Hoover flipped the switch that turned on the lights to the tallest building in the world at that time. Today there is a new LED lighting system that remotely programs and changes the 16 million colors.  Quite a change from the original lighting system!  We love this icon of the Manhattan skyline!                                                                                                                      www.powerhiking.comP1000162

STUNNING LIGHTS RETURN TO SAN FRANCISCO BAY BRIDGE

January 30, 2016

 

Tonight is the night! The stunning light show, The Bay Lights, is returning to the San Francisco Bay Bridge and this time it will be permanent. This immensely popular light display first started a couple of years ago and has recently taken a hiatus. Now it will be back – better than ever for all to enjoy. There will be a beautiful fireworks display to celebrate the relighting of The Bay Lights and the opening of Super Bowl City and a concert by Chris Isaak on The City Stage. What a fun event! We are excited! If you are in the area. try to enjoy it. If not, the relighting will no doubt be on the internet.                  www.powerhiking.com