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Historic neighborhoods celebrate old fashioned Christmas

By Ben Roberts - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – For more than 20 years, people in the Palmyra Heights and Rawson Circle neighborhoods have lined their streets with luminaries the two nights before Christmas. Thursday afternoon, neighbors filled thousands of bags with sand and candles and placed them throughout the area. They lit them at dusk.

One Rawson Circle resident added to the tradition a few years. "Our neighborhood puts out the luminaries, so I decided to add a carriage ride," said Sarah Carte.  "I called and was able to schedule it , so I've done this for eight years from home, and it's just become a tradition for us."

While horses took people through Rawson Circle to see the Christmas lights, there was a different mode of transportation in Palmyra Heights. People took rides on the VFW train there. Folks also enjoyed singing Christmas carols.

There won't be all those activities Friday, but the luminaries will light up the neighborhoods again on Christmas Eve.

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