Ahwatukee Festival of Lights

This article appeared last year on ARHtistic License.

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Unless you’ve traveled in the southwest United States, you may never have seen Christmas lights done quite like this before:

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When we first moved to Arizona and our children were small, we’d make a point to drive down to the Ahwatukee foothills south of Phoenix to see the lighted cacti.

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How do you string lights on a cactus? Very carefully. I tried it one year. Not fun, but very pretty.

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The video below tells about the history of the Ahwatukee Festival of Lights:

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About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.
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1 Response to Ahwatukee Festival of Lights

  1. Canuck Carl says:

    So cool. I can only imagine what it would be like to string lights on cactus trees. Results are really impressive though! 🙂

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