We can’t let this holiday season go by without posting a few photos of some of the beautiful holiday lights and decorations around the Old Mission Peninsula.
Below are a few photos, from Peninsula Drive to Swaney Road to East Shore Road and everything in between.
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The first photo is from the Jarboe’s yard on Peninsula Drive. I posted about this colorful and festive display last year, and when I saw Suzanne Jarboe at Old Mission Women’s Club (last year), she said her husband Paul LOVES to decorate for the holidays! He even MADE a little red sleigh that’s part of the decorations.
I also noticed that on Facebook last week, Paul posted about winning an OMP lights contest! I didn’t know anything about this, so if anyone thinks of it next year, let me know ahead of time and I’ll post about it and give a shout-out to the sponsors. Way to go, Paul! His note from Facebook:
Well, what a surprise when I came home today and found a gift bag from the Elves of Old Mission Peninsula letting me know I was one of the winners of the Old Mission Peninsula holiday lights display contest! Thank you very much! And thank you to the wonderful sponsors, the Boathouse Restaurant, the Peninsula Grill and Mad Dog Deli and Brilliant Books! Maybe I can use these gift cards for more holiday lights!!! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! (See more of his lights and the red sleigh he made here.)
Here are a few more from around the Old Mission Peninsula, including Local Yokels Farm Stand and The Boathouse Restaurant (who, as noted in Paul’s post above, was one of the holiday lights contest sponsors). Is your house in here?
And here are two from Traverse City, including the Christmas Tree in Downtown Traverse City and a home that’s part of the Bay View Insurance family (a longtime advertising partner with Old Mission Gazette). It’s always so spectacular every year!
Thanks to everyone for the great decorations this year – we surely needed them more than ever! (And apologies if anyone saw us skulking around their neighborhood and were worried. We’ve got Gazette signs on our little Subaru, so if you see us, it’s just us.)