Colored lights shown brightly through the raindrops that poured down Tuesday on the Flower Park in Macungie during an abbreviated tree-lighting ceremoney to kick off the Christmas season.
The event was planned whether it rained or skies were clear and, well, it poured at times. That meant bands canceled and only the hardy showed up to huddle under the train shelter to try to stay dry.
But a small group did arrive to honor the tradition. The lights lit up, a short ceremony was held, refreshments were enjoyed and the Christmas season was under way in the borough.
The Flower Park will now be lit evenings through Christmas, and the borough next prepares for Macungie Holiday, a day-long celebration of the season throughout the borough on Dec. 10.