Hark! Holiday Caroling. Jambalaya Horns Band Visiting Marina Drive, Elizabeth, and Reynard. Christmas Lights. Joy. December 21 #GloucesterMA

GMG reader and creative homeowner of the JOY Christmas lights storyland on Elizabeth Road shares some happy breaking news:

“WE’RE ALL DECKED OUT! On Tuesday the 21st we will be doing hot chocolate and candy canes, and also have the Xmas band out here at 6*! Attached is the Jambalaya Horns flyer for December 21. Everyone here on Elizabeth Road is super excited for this!”

Elena Dimaio, December 2021

She shared some pictures of her seasonal storyland with GMG:

Oh, Elena! I know your home and street. I’ve taken a few snapshots :), and made a GIF for you. I call yours the JOY house on Elizabeth. Thanks for writing GMG!

Readers, if you enjoy Christmas lights and holiday cheer, the ‘Enchanting Elizabeth Street’ block both sides is a visit not to miss. The street is lovely and sparkling, easy for strolling, and now caroling, too? PURE FUN. Keep in mind, because it’s a dead end, drivers might consider dropping off passengers, parking on Marina or in the Shaw’s parking lot and catching up. Why rush and jam a good thing jam?

Elizabeth Road and Reynard Street are fan favorites year in year out and featured on the Mad Merry Highlights Tour list here: Holiday Lights and Cocoa Drives map

ON December 21, the band starts on merry Marina Drive, sparkling bright this season.

Check out Jambalaya Horns on Facebook. Jambalaya Holiday Caroling 2021- Week 2 schedule. Jambalaya Horns scheduled some great stops and is surely coming to a Gloucester neighborhood near you. Band is up for it if weather is above freezing and no rain. Check start times – can be 15 minutes or so behind. Elizabeth to Reynard might be a jog.

Wednesday December 15

  • Millbrook Park, Rockport 5:15
  • Oceanside (Denmar), Rockport 6:00pm
  • Harrison Ave @ Skywood Terrace* *Another must see block!

Friday December 17

  • Traverse St @ Haskell & Blake Ct.
  • Chapel St @Davis St. Ext
  • 40 Rocky Neck Ave (free hot cocoa and cookies)

Saturday December 18

  • Starknaught Heights @ Joseph Way
  • Willow Rest 1 Holly St free hot cocoa & cookies *Holly St. another fan fav

Tuesday December 21st

  • Marina Drive
  • Elizabeth Road
  • Reynard St from Capt. Hooks end toward Cherry

**Virtual tip jar** Venmo@JHorns or JambalayaHorns

Santa Boating. Harrison Ave is mad festive. Another 100 homes added! HOLIDAY LIGHTS AND COCOA DRIVES 2021 MAP 🚗☕🎄✨⛄#GLOUCESTERMA

Holiday Lights and Cocoa Drives Map 2021 edition now features about 200 decorated residential homes with Christmas light displays in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Updated as of 12/11/2021

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Trends so far? Can you spot a snowman in the photos? Yes, yes you can! In Gloucester, Massachusetts, 2021 is showing super strong as the “Year of the Snowman”. More and more are popping up each day, all sizes and varied media. What a fun seasonal seek & find, countdown treat, or bedtime routine sweet repeat.

Climb Harrison Avenue and enjoy the creative inspiration on every block. The resurfaced paving is a plus. On warm winter nights, this stretch and offshoots would be a great park & walk.

(Scroll down to see photos. Pinch and zoom or double click depending upon your phone/desktop. On mine I double click and then have to select “Full size”)

Wrapped trees are big this year, too. A Thurston Point twinkling annual reminds me of New York’s landmark Tavern on the Green, circa 1970s Warner Leroy Crystal Room reno. Little “Tavern on the Riverine” in Gloucester is inspiring a few more wrapped Thurston trunks in 2021. Who knows? Perhaps a Thurston trunk trail may become a neighborhood seasonal thing.

All over the map. Every neighborhood. Go!

More photos – many neighborhoods

100+ **new photos** added to the map include:

Concord Street; Eastern Avenue-Rt. 127; Essex Avenue-Rt. 133 and streets off of Essex Ave; Kent Circle; Harrison Ave. and surrounding streets; Hartz; Long Beach Road; Lupine Ln.; Main Street; Magnolia, various; Marina Drive; Mt. Pleasant Ave; Rockport Road; Thurston Point area; Washington Street; Western Ave-Stacy Boulevard; Witham area

To see the first 100+ #GloucesterMA 2021 house photos already posted 12/5/2021 on GMG click HERE

MAP Updated as of 12/11/2021

Holiday Lights and Cocoa Drives 2021 map

The map is great in the embed mode because when you scroll down, each house photo(s) pop up, with a big arrow that directs you to that one point. From a desktop, hovering or right clicking the house icons reveal the photos for each pinpoint. For those who prefer a paper copy –which doubles as a seek and find sheet–click on the three vertical dots and then select “print” (horizontal mode best) from pull down menu. You can also google search Holiday Lights and Cocoa Drives Good Morning Gloucester.

5th year Holiday Lights and Cocoa Drives #GloucesterMA map