Love the picture of Christmas street...Thanks for sharing!
I am trying to think of something my town did/does (I still live in the small town I grew up in) but at the moment I am drawing a blank. I don't know if there is any certain thing the "town" does but neighborhoods all go househopping to each others houses...each house has a snack & drinks & you walk around, maybe carol a little, & see everyones decorations. Everybody knows everybody here, so it's always a lot of fun at Christmas. They started a "lighting of the Christmas tree" at church several years ago. I think it's the 1st Sunday in December. I have never been there for it, but that is a pretty cool tradition I will partake in one of these years. Seems like we have always had something going on when they light it & we have to miss it.
Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace & goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.