May your season be Merry & Bright!
Whenever my father wanted us to do something immediately or pick up the pace, he would say, “What are you waiting for? Christmas?” Well, the holiday season has arrived in this issue of Pointe Magazine.
There is no better place to spend the holidays than in the Pointes. We go all out for “exterior illumination,” as Clark Griswold would say. All we need to do is travel Lake Shore to be convinced. There’s the annual extravaganza of the Mack-Moross home and, just up the boulevard, the tree covered in white lights from the base to the apex and every branch in between.
Of course, the light show doesn’t end there. Many of our local businesses are picking up the tradition of facades covered with curtains of lights made popular in Rochester.
Grosse Pointe’s many churches bring out their Nativities, and homeowners bring out their icicle lights, wreaths, garland and other goodies to make the season bright. Of course, the interiors of our homes are just as festive, as our “At Home in the Pointes” cover bears witness.
The season kicks off with the annual Grosse Pointe Santa Claus Parade on the day after Thanksgiving. There is no more uniquely Grosse Pointe event. Did you know the Grosse Pointe Santa Parade debuted in 1975? This year’s parade, dubbed “A Musical Christmas,” will feature Santa’s brand new sleigh. We applaud the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce board for stepping up — just in time for this Christmas!
As our good friend Jenny Boettcher, Chamber president and executive director, says, “There’s no place like home for the holidays!”
As always, be sure to patronize our many loyal advertisers this holiday seanson and tell them you saw them — or not! — in Pointe Magazine.
See you around the Pointe!