By Allison Barnett
Managing Partner, North 32nd, Inc.

My Dad loved the movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. When I moved to North 32nd, I was thrilled to discover the Sheaborhood’s own National Lampoon style lights.

As with most of my event ideas, the concept for the Sheaborhood Festival of Lights started with an idea of a fun activity that blossomed into a full event; I dreamed of biking around to see lights.

When we started in 2016, we had just one escort car as we didn’t know how many people would show up the first year and did not plan for police to guide us down the streets during the holiday. In 2017, we knew to expect more people and we were able to have the same officers that help with the Spring Cruisin’ Event help with the Festival of Lights.

The second year was definitely more fun, with neighbors getting into the festivities with a hot chocolate stand that turned into a mini block party, as we all just had to stop and enjoy some hot cocoa.

Let’s celebrate the lights of the holiday season that are showcased throughout our Sheaborhood. This year the event will take place on Friday, December 14.

We meet at 32 Shea and cue up the bikes in the drive-thru lane. Be sure to bring your bikes decked out in lights for a family friendly event. Don’t forget about safety too – be sure to bring a helmet.
Schedule of Events on Friday, December 14:
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Mix & mingle with your #sheabors over tasty happy hour bites at 32 Shea
6 p.m.: Meet in the drive-thru of 32 Shea
6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.: View the lights around the #sheaborhood on your bike

For more event info, we encourage you to visit the Facebook event page:

We encourage you to spread the neighborhood cheer with music, cider or cocoa and cookies in front of your home (check the bike route on the Facebook event page for locations).

Spread the cheer thru the holidays even after the bike ride. If your street or another has great lights, post the street and cross streets in the discussion on the Facebook event page.

Allison Barnett is a licensed associate broker with My Home Group in both Arizona and California. She is also the managing partner of North 32nd, Inc. which is bringing revitalization of the community thru strategic partnerships with the City of Phoenix as well as local businesses. |