This Year's City Lights Event to Fill Five Blocks of Downtown, Beginning in Just Two Weeks

I do not look forward to the day when the boy's too old to crawl through whatever contraption the downtown Neiman Marcus installs as its Christmas window display; the last couple of years' worth of

tubes and tunnels

have been particularly ... magical? Sure, why not. Absolutely. And I can confirm: There will be tunnels yet again this year. "Rumor has it," says Neimans spokesperson Ginger Reeder. But, of course, we won't know what's what till the November 19 reveal, as the windows are, as ever at this time of year, under wraps.

November 19 is when Neimans, Downtown Dallas Inc., the city, Tim Headington and AT&T are hosting what appears to be a rather expansive and expensive City Lights kick-off, if this note on the city's website is any indication. Says the release, this year's event has outgrown Main Street Garden and the Neimans sidewalk and will consist of "a season-long, one-of-a-kind light installation spanning five blocks of Main Street." Excellent, seeing as how this'll be the first year Major Lt. Col. Mike and the kids are in town for the holidays since forever.

The kickoff runs from 6 to 10 p.m. and will include this year a Promenade of Lights stretching from Main Street Garden to AT&T Plaza that will include "local merchants [who] will have street vending, entertainment and activities to offer along the way." Now that, right there, that's world-class. Downtown Dallas Inc. provides the recap of years past to prep you for the near future.

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