Thursday, December 4, 2008

Light Up the Night

The Met Singers joined The Beltway Brass Quintet in celebrating the start of the holiday season by performing Christmas carols during the Light Up Rosslyn ceremony. The program included selections such as Joy To The World; O Come, All Ye Faithful; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing; and We Wish You A Merry Christmas. Hot chili and cocoa, provided by Santa Fe Cafe, helped stave off the evening's wind and drizzle.

The program was held under WJLA's JumboTron and hosted by the Rosslyn Business Improvement District (BID), Arlington County Cultural Affairs Division, and Arlington Street People's Assistance Network (A-SPAN).

After the welcome and remarks by Tom O'Neill (VP, Rosslyn BID), Kathleen Sibert (Exec Dir, A-SPAN), and Walter Tejada (Chair, Arl Co Board), WJLA's meteorologist Doug Hill arrived to flip the switch to light up the top perimeters of buildings in Rosslyn. This year, Light Up Rosslyn went "green," with many properties replacing the current holiday lights with energy-efficient LED bulbs.

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