Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Lighting Salem Common

For the past years, about nine I think, the Salem Common has not had any wintertime lights in the trees. The City of Salem, in conjunction with the Salem Chamber of Commerce, used to do this lighting of our most well-known park, but about that many years ago they stopped. We were told it would cost around $40,000 to $50,000 to bring the lighting back, because there was not a way to connect the electricity to run the lights. 

This year we found a way to do some lighting, and to make it happen the Hawthorne Hotel paid to get it done. I can assure you it cost less than 5% of that amount of money. We hope you like the effect, and we also hope that the City will find a way to do this going forward. It seems only right that if they can put lights in the trees on the Essex St. pedestrian mall, and in the trees on Front Street and Washington Street, they can put some lights in our historic Salem Common -- the oldest, and most well-known public park in Salem.

I hope to see you here, or there.  Happy Holidays from the Hawthorne Hotel,


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1 comment:

  1. It looks absolutely beautiful!

    I hope that this inspires the City of Salem to rethink their own lighting of the Common!