Christmas Day has passed and visions of presents under the tree are becoming a fond memory. However, one experience I won’t forget from this holiday season is the Roy Municipal Center’s outstanding light display. I am excited for next year just thinking about it.
Roy’s city building and fire station elaborately decorated their grounds with more than one million LED lights. One of the larger trees had music playing that corresponded with flashing lights, which changed color in time with the music.
The commons area was separated by two pavilions and sidewalk layered with trees glistening with purple, blue, green, orange, red and white lights strung all the way to the tips of each branch. Giant candy canes lined the parking lot side of the commons area.
At 11 p.m.on New Year’s Day in 13-degree weather, I went to take pictures of these awesome lights. Now, I know what you’re thinking: why go on one of the coldest days this winter and so late at night? Well, I kept forgetting and decided I’d better go just in case they turned off the lights for the year. I had been there for less than a half hour when the lights turned off as I was taking a picture. This was a good thing because my fingers felt like icicles.
The point of the story is, if you enjoy a good light display, you should stop by and check out the lights in Roy next year. For now, you can see the awesome display here.