Liles Go To A Vicotrian Christmas With The Nightlighters

Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. ~Mary Ellen Chase

Off To Long Beach 12/1/2012 (See The Details)

Jon us at the Nightlighter's Victorian Chrismas themed dance at the Long Beach Hilton. We dance with this group six times a year with cleverly themed ballroom dances. Great group! See the dance club photos.

Did You Know? - The Victorian Christmas is a joyous occasion. First and formost, it is a religious holiday, but giving and family were important themes. Most were handmade, so were started many month before. Mufflers, embroidered handkerchiefs, bookmarks, pen wipers, and other useful gifts were lovingly stitched, glued, and colored for family members and friends through the fall and winter months. Wrappings of colored paper, tissue, and cloth were chosen with ribbons to compliment.


The air is filled with the smells and sounds of the approaching holiday. The scent of roasted chestnuts from street vendors wafts through the crisp air, the sharp scent of evergreens draped around some doors, wreaths give a festive look to doors and windows. Not all, some cling to the superstition that says you must not put up greens until Christmas eve. On street corners street musicians are singing traditional melodies. Carolers stroll along, stopping to sing for people and selling a sheet of music.

Us at the Nightlighters Victorian Christmas 2012

Us at the Nightlighters Victorian Christmas 2012

Us at the Nightlighters Victorian Christmas 2012
We always do a "Who Was Here Collage"

Us at the Nightlighters Victorian Christmas 2012
Sue watches Barbara and Richard discuss something of vital importance

Us at the Nightlighters Victorian Christmas 2012
Jor Barille's Rhythm Kings... Joe played for the Ventures in the late 1960's!!

Us at the Nightlighters Victorian Christmas 2012
We had a great room!

Us at the Nightlighters Victorian Christmas 2012
This is a [picture of Christmas Spirit

Us at the Nightlighters Victorian Christmas 2012

Us at the Nightlighters Victorian Christmas 2012
Guess who?

Us at the Nightlighters Victorian Christmas 2012
Paul and Ken White yucking it up during a break

Us at the Nightlighters Victorian Christmas 2012
Lookout world, here we come

Us at the Nightlighters Victorian Christmas 2012
NO! Sue did not get tall.... We (Lauraine and Paul) were showing our Christmas colors

Us at the Nightlighters Victorian Christmas 2012
Sue teased the band about looking so serious.... The rest of the evening was a hoot

Us at the Nightlighters Victorian Christmas 2012
Sue is leading the way....

Us at the Nightlighters Victorian Christmas 2012
We are the "cameramen" for the dance club! It's a load of fun

Us at the Nightlighters Victorian Christmas 2012