Christmas tree

Newark’s Christmas tree is aglow on the Academy Lawn.

With its normal Christmas events canceled due to the pandemic, the Newark Parks and Recreation Department has organized a self-guided walking/driving tour of holiday light displays around the city and surrounding areas.

Newarkers were encouraged to decorate their homes and submit their street to the city’s list. The lights will be on display through Dec. 31.

Participating streets include:

• Main Street

• Apple Road

• South Main Street

• Kenilworth Ave

• Pickett Lane

• Kinross Drive (Abbotsford)

• Dean Drive

• New London Road

• Country Club Drive

• Confluence Court

• Queens Way

• Darien Road (Covered Bridge Farms)

• N Hunter Forge Road

• W. Main Street

• New London Road

• Dean Drive

• South College Avenue

• East Chestnut Hill Road

• Forest Knoll (Elkton, Md.)

• South Dillwyn Road

• West Church Road

• Timber Ridge Court

The city asks visitors to be courteous when driving or walking to view holiday displays:

• Keep music volume down

• Refrain from honking horns or revving engines

• Refrain from loud talking or screaming

• Carry any litter back to your residence to dispose.

• Remember to social distance from other groups and wear a mask when around non-household members.

Meanwhile, the Windy Hills neighborhood will hold its Luminary Night on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. As part of the community’s unique annual tradition, the streets will be lined with luminaries (small candles in white paper bags), and many houses will be decorated with holiday lights.

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