From the ‘in case you wondered’ file: Here’s why Our Lady of Guadalupe hasn’t turned off its tree

(Substituted 3/24: WSB photo)

Three months since Christmas, but if you drive past 35th/Myrtle after dark, you’ll notice that Our Lady of Guadalupe‘s big tree – the highest-elevation Christmas tree in the city – is still awash in light. Today OLG asked us to share this explanation with you:

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE CHURCH IS KEEPING THE LIGHTS ON! As many of you can see, we have kept our Christmas lights up on the our large spruce tree in front of the church as a sign of hope not only in the midst of a pandemic but also as a beacon of light to the injustice of racism. Let us all strive to be a light to all we meet!

9 Replies to "From the 'in case you wondered' file: Here's why Our Lady of Guadalupe hasn't turned off its tree"

  • love it March 23, 2021 (1:38 pm)

    I was wondering how they get that many lights on the tree. Have they divulged that info? I love that tree, thanks for keeping it on.

  • shotinthefoot March 23, 2021 (2:32 pm)

    Also love it! My neighbors still have xmas lights up too, and I hope they leave them up year round. It’s so hard to find joy anywhere right now, we should take it where we can. 

  • HS March 23, 2021 (2:50 pm)

    This was a wonderful sight on my too late walk the other night. It was much appreciated.

  • sc March 23, 2021 (5:05 pm)

    Ah! when shall all men’s good be each man’s rule, and universal peace lie like a shaft of light across the land,…– Alfred Lord Tennyson  

  • WS5 March 23, 2021 (7:39 pm)

    I love it, we need a beacon of light, Thank you for keeping the lights on.

    • WSB March 23, 2021 (8:13 pm)

      Just FYI – don’t anybody rush right over to look at it tonight; we just went over in hopes of a new photo to replace the file pic I used, and it wasn’t on! Following up of course but probably won’t get an answer until tomorrow …

      • Dennis March 24, 2021 (9:30 pm)

        It’s on now… 

        • WSB March 24, 2021 (9:36 pm)

          Yes! The person responsible for the timer had an issue last night, they explained when we followed up today. So it’s on tonight (and we went back to get the new photo now added above) – TR

  • HB March 24, 2021 (11:45 am)

    That tree is my very favorite holiday light display.  I look forward to it every year.  Love that it is still up!   

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