Stroll sets holiday spirits aglow in the Valley of Lights
Second annual event brings out families, carolers
The second annual Stroll through the Valley of Lights in Prescott Valley took place Tuesday, Nov. 27, on a chilly evening lit with the bright displays that attract viewers from all over.
With the road closed to vehicles, pedestrians were allowed to enjoy the displays at a slower pace and take in the night skies. Choir members from Bradshaw Mountain High School under the direction of Amy Van Winkle stopped at various places along the 1-mile walk to entertain strollers with holiday tunes.
Two women with cameras and tripods were “focused” on getting nighttime photos of the Holly Bridge for the contest put on by the Chamber of Commerce, said first-time stroller Cathy Severson.
Another group consisting of five adults and 11 children said it was their first time on the Stroll. All were bundled up and on a parent’s back, in strollers, or skipping alongside the adults. The children go to the same school, which is how the adults met, said one father.
Fittingly, the carolers at one point during the evening greeted walkers at the beginning of the Valley of Lights with “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”
Many of the participants in this year’s Stroll did not take advantage of the vans available at the end of the Stroll to return them to where their cars were parked, but merely turned around and ambled back through the lights, doubling their enjoyment.