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A local neighborhood looks to brighten up Christmas Eve

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- The night is bright in a Brunswick County neighborhood this
Christmas Eve.

The residents of Highland Shores may have different plans for the holidays, but on Christmas Eve they all have one thing in common.

"Uniformly in our neighborhood what we like to do is to put out our
luminaries so others can enjoy," said resident Pat O'Bryant. "It's an opportunity for us to do
something together."

Suzanne and Pat O'Bryant live in Highland Shores and always look forward
to this time of the year. The O'Bryants and their neighbors spend time lining the streets with luminaries. This only happens once a year but they say that's what makes it so special.

"Oh it's just peaceful," said Suzanne. "It's something different and it's a great way to
spend the holiday."

The O'Bryants say the luminaries that line the neighborhood are a treat for the neighbors and people who pass by in their cars.

The luminaries are quite simple. They are white bags, candles and sand that are placed along the street.

The O"Bryants say every house is different in their neighborhood, but when they look outside on Christmas Eve the luminaries bring everyone together.

"The neighbors are great and everyone gets into it," said O'Bryant. "It's a nice thing even if it's just for one night a year that we all walk outside and see each other and just see something magical at Christmas time."

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