Enjoyable at a distance, holiday lights brighten dark times

Virus Outbreak One Good Thing Holiday Lights
Posted at 9:58 PM, Mar 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-21 22:58:50-04

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — As the coronavirus spreads, holiday lights are going back up to provide a bit of emotional and actual brightness.

Wrapped around a tree trunk in Colorado, fashioned into a heart in Alabama and hung high over Main Street in a New Hampshire town, they're especially easy to enjoy from a safe social distance.

Downtown Farmington, New Hampshire, was re-illuminated Thursday night by 27 strands of lights that swoop between wooden posts overhead.

In Huntsville, Alabama, Sarah Bang made a heart shape instead of her usual string of white lights. The movement has gained steam on social media with the hashtag #lightsforlife.