Newton colours tacky after dark

The street now has more of a resemblance to a South Asian wedding or New Orleans Mardi Gras than it does to Christmastime.

I am generally in support of the efforts of the City of Surrey to decorate public spaces and streets at Christmas time, but I have to question the choice of decorations for 72 Avenue between King George Boulevard and 138 Street.

The city has erected large brightly illuminated decorations down both sides of the 72 Avenue.

Normally I would be commending their efforts, but not after seeing the gaudy colours of the concentric rings of lights making up these large decorations.

The dominant colours are pink and purple. The street now has more of a resemblance to a South Asian wedding or New Orleans Mardi Gras than it does to Christmastime.

Then it occurred to me, it’s not politically correct to celebrate Christmas anymore so this must be to recognize Diwali or Hanukkah.

I’m not sure what the intention was but I do know that after dark the display will surely get one’s attention but it won’t be bringing back memories of Christmases past, and that’s a shame.

D. Allen


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