Light Up the Street in Polish Hill

The holiday season has officially begun with Light Up the Street on Friday evening.  The monument tree was lit, songs were sung, and cookies were eaten.  Although it was a rainy evening, we had a good turnout for Light Up the Street.  After the tree was blessed by Father Joe, a singer from Carnegie Mellon sang some holiday songs.

At the PHCA it was an open house, with many cookies.  Visitors took advantage of dress-up items and posed for photos.

Afterwards, the party moved to Sarney’s and a special performance.  Joel Lindsay, a British musician who now lives in Pittsburgh and plays in a band called Boulevard of the Allies, played two solo sets, playing popular favorites, some original songs, and a few Christmas numbers.

Sarney’s light display, a benefit for Children’s Hospital, wasn’t completely finished, but it was still impressive.  There was a good crowd, and after a while, they started singing along with Joel.  It was a wonderful evening with lots of holiday spirit.

(Photos by Leslie Clague for the PHCA)