Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!
Friday, December 14, 2012
Monday, December 3, 2012
Utica is ready for the holiday seasons.
The holiday season has officially kicked off in Utica, as officials lit up the city Sunday during the annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. While the city has hung its candlelight wreaths around town, many residents have also strung their Christmas lights. For an enchanting evening, take a stroll downtown to see the homes in the historic district twinkle at night and the bars decorated with holiday cheer. If you're would like to learn how to take better photos of holiday lights, check out Patch photographer Edward Maurer's article on tricks from the pros. If you've already hung your holiday lights, send in picture of your home for a chance to win $100,000 for Utica Community Schools in the Patch Deck the Halls holiday contest.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Local residents are displaying their homes covered with decorative and colorful lights
Shelby Township is aglow with Christmas just around the corner and residents are displaying their holiday spirits with festive decorations. Take a stroll through this virtual display of the area around you. Then grab your coat, some hot chocolate, and take the kids out to see the lights for yourselves. You won’t be disappointed! Feel free to share photos of spectacular displays in your neighborhood to the Deck the House Patch contest for a chance to win Utica Community Schools $100,000.
Friday, December 2, 2011
Santa, caroling, more holiday cheer delight hundreds at annual event.
Santa and Mrs. Claus helped ring in the holiday season Thursday night during the Shelby Township’s Christmas Aglow tree lighting event. Hundreds gathered at the municipal grounds to see Kris Kringle, and the township’s tree set to lights. There was also lots of other fun activities including: crafts, caroling, marshmallow roasts, free snacks and coffee, and horse drawn carriage rides. Many lined up throughout the parking lot to see Santa and Mrs. Claus, who were welcoming visitors inside Hope Chapel.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
This year, it seems most decorators opted out of trendy outdoor holiday lighting and went back to the basics.
Shelby Township and Utica are aglow with Christmas cheer. The only evidence you need is simply to drive around and catch the spectacular showcase of lights that cover our homes. Patch drove around and snapped pics of some of the top lighting trends in Shelby and Utica for the 2010 holiday season? Christmas tree lighting trends change every year. Do you remember a couple of years ago when everyone had the lights that looked like icicles? Last year a big trend was the LED lights. This year, with these rough economic times, people seem to want to get back to the root of what Christmas is: Tradition. This year's lighting trends reflect the simple and old-time feeling of tradition. Decorating with outdoor lights has long been a tradition in …