It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and not just because it snowed last night in Milwaukee.
People around the country have been putting up their Christmas decorations as a sign of hope during a time of fear. The idea is to shine some light in the darkness, while also providing a safe activity to participate in during social distancing. I mean, what’s more fun than driving around your neighborhood looking for Christmas lights?
Like most things, the idea started on Twitter:
What if we all put our Christmas lights back up? Then we could get in the car and drive around and look at them. That seems like a fair social distancing activity.
— Lane Grindle (@lanegrindle) March 15, 2020
It took off from there. You can find Christmas lights in cities around the country.
To investigate the success of this trend locally, I took a drive around Milwaukee this weekend. I toured around the Third Ward, Bay View and a couple of other neighborhoods. While I didn’t find a concentrated block of Christmas lights to recommend, I did see them scattered throughout the city.
It’s a fun activity, and definitely socially distant. Treat it like a scavenger hunt and you might stumble upon some Christmas cheer – in March.