West Street new Holiday Light Canopy is Magical
Dec 08, 2016 10:09AM ● Published by Cate Reynolds
Holiday Light Canopy, Photo by Alison Harbaugh
"The businesses along West Street are very community oriented" says Erik Evans. "I see them everyday doing things to make the West Street community a better place for all." They wanted to expand a light canopy that had been started last year over the first block of West Street that was also used as both a Holiday Light Canopy and brought back this summer for their newest dinning experience Dinner Under the Stars. A committee was quickly put together of West Street businesses owners to help with fundraising and design that included Gavin Buckley, Jody Danek, Brian Cahalan and Katherine Burke. They quickly learned that almost every business owner they asked along West Street quickly responded to how they wanted to help make the Holiday Light Canopy happen. Most businesses under the Holiday Lights has contributed in some form. "We are stronger together" says Gavin Buckley owner of Metropolitan. Even the streets newest business BGE quickly jumped on board. They opened an office on the second block of West Street this summer. When they heard about the project the quickly stepped in making a contribution to become the title sponsor.
After the lights was illuminated the crowds all had their phones in the air photographing and videoing the lights. "The lights are just magical" says Katherine Burke from The Annapolis Collection Gallery." I see people constantly coming out in the evening to get their picture taken with the lights in the background." As you enter downtown Annapolis via West Street and the Annapolis Arts District you can not help but to get into a festive Holiday spirit as you are under the canopy of lights and stars for several blocks.
Make West Street your entry point into downtown Annapolis and check out the lights during this winters big events including Midnight Madness, Yacht Club Light Parade, Military Bowl, and New Years Eve. The BGE Holiday Light Canopy will be illuminating over West Street through mid January.