From a partridge in a pear tree to twelve drummers drumming, downtown Covington will be aglow with holiday images this month “Covington’s Twelve Days of Christmas” returns for a second year.
The tableau features twelve lighted silhouettes depicting larger-than-life images from the traditional Old English Christmas carol, exhibited at various locales in the downtown historic district. The public is invited to stroll through the city to view “four calling birds, three French hens,” and other familiar images from the well-known Christmas carol. The images will be illuminated seven days a week from dusk to dawn from December 13 through January 6.
Mayor Mike Cooper said the lighted display marks the beginning of a new holiday tradition in Covington, one that is family-friendly and appealing to all ages. In a show of community spirit befitting the holiday season, the public is cordially invited to share their Covington’s Twelve Days of Christmas adventure on social media, tagging the City of Covington, City of Covington-Office of Cultural Arts & Events, and St. Tammany Parish Tourist and Convention Commission (Louisiana Northshore) to spread holiday cheer.
“We welcome you to find the joys of the season within this unique Christmas event, which is sure to warm the hearts of locals and visitors alike,” said Mayor Cooper.
“Covington’s Twelve Days of Christmas” is sponsored by the City, with support from the St. Tammany Parish Tourist and Convention Commission. The display is free and open to the public.
For more information call the Office of Cultural Arts and Events at (985) 892-1873.