Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Happy Holidays!

The community tree is lit, the entire Greensboro population has News & Record reindeer antlers and FestQuest prizes have been mailed out. Yes, sadly the Festival of Lights is over, but what a great year it was! The weather was perfect throughout the whole day and I am hearing that we had record breaking crowds. Of course this also means that now we are all going to melt into the holiday funk where we have parties to attend and presents to buy and trees to decorate. We won't be thinking too much about work or this blog. So before that happens and I lose all my faithful readers to the call of candy canes and eggnog, let me leave you with some parting thoughts.

First and foremost, thanks to all of you who came out and played FestQuest. We hope you had as much fun playing it as we had planning! Thanks to the generosity of the downtown restaurants and merchants, we were able to give everyone who completed FestQuest a prize. So be checking your mailboxes for a little present from us arriving this week! And if you have any suggestions for next year, please email them to me (

Next, don't forget about the rest of the exciting holiday activities going on in downtown this month. Just because Festival of Lights is over doesn't mean that Downtown in December is. There are shows, movies and shops galore. If you have family coming from out of town for the holidays, you will definitely want to bring them to downtown to experience all Greensboro has to offer!

Thirdly, this time of year, you can never watch this video too many times, both because it is awesome and because you are grateful it isn't your house.

Finally, thanks to everybody who came and celebrated with us at Festival of Lights. It was such an amazing way to kick off the holiday season and we hope to see all of you back next year (and at Fun Fourth of course!)
Have a safe and happy holiday and we will see you in 2012!