I live in a little village in New Hampshire, Wilton. One of the cool traditions of this small town is the Christmas music. Around Christmas time they play Christmas music from the bell tower of the town hall. The music is all bell music, though I’m pretty sure it is recorded. Tonight was the first night they had the music playing. There was also something special going on in town because there were paper lanterns lining both sides of the street through the short “downtown”.
I love cities. Boston is one of my favorites, though of course we’ll always have Paris. But there is something about small towns. And Wilton’s tradition of playing music this time of year is great. Walking into town, listening to the music and seeing the lanterns made me smile.
The photo at the top is one of the lanterns. You can see some on the far side of the street. The photo at the bottom is a very old (9 year old) picture of the town hall bell tower taken one stormy morning.