And, not only the annual tree lighting at the Westlake Promenade in Thousand Oaks is scheduled for Friday (11-18), but a fireworks show, too! It happens at 7:30, and the announcement from the Promenade says Santa Claus will be there, and a presentation, “So You Think You’re a Holiday Idol.”
Sounds fun! From a sociological standpoint, what I find interesting is the religion has been taken out of the announcement. I guess that is because we have folks from many different religious traditions living in the Conejo Valley. So, the Promenade announcement refers to a “Tree Lighting Ceremony,” and a “Holiday Idol.”
Talking of the approaching holidays, a few weeks ago, I heard someone say, “It’s Halloween, so it must be Christmas!” Makes sense to me from the displays I am seeing in stores, already.
Photo taken Wednesday, 11-16-2011.