HAMPDEN, Md. — What better place to get you into the Christmas Spirit than the 34th Street lights in Hampden? It was pretty packed on Tuesday night with families enjoying the lights and the time together.
"The light. The atmosphere. The love," said Chantl Young. Young comes to see the lights every year with her family. It's a tradition they never miss. She had five generations with her on Christmas Eve to enjoy the lights!
"It's all about the memories," she said.
There were plenty of first timers too. Some from out of state, some locals and a few dressed in style.
"I really wanted to do this for Christmas and I finally talked them into doing it and here we are," said Diahra Garrett in her onesie, matching the rest of her family. Six-year-old Khari Mouzon and Daniel Mouzon were happy to wear the matching outfits out.
Daniel said they it's all about bonding time and having a good time with the family. Their daughter Khari, said she only wanted one thing for Christmas "for everyone to have fun."
It looked like her wish came true with everyone enjoying Christmas Eve on 34th Street, even the Grinch.
As WMAR-2 News' Erin MacPherson walked around so many people stopped to say Merry Christmas and spread some holiday cheer.
As you walk down 34th street, there are so many lights and decorations to look at. Each home has it's own theme, one was Ocean City.
"Friends made a bunch of our decorations," said Jason Nicholls.
"It seems to be the winner so we're gonna stick with it," Emilie Clingerman said. The two have celebrated four Christmases on 34th Street and don't plan on leaving anytime soon.
"You have to love Christmas to live here!" She added how much they love the neighborhood and all the neighbors," Clingerman said
The lights stop on December 31st after their New Year's Eve celebration. They typically turn off at midnight every night. On busy night police will shut down the road.