Standpipe Winter Holiday Tour Is Friday
The Thomas Hill Standpipe has beautiful lights atop her crown for all seasons but somehow Christmastime makes them seem even more beautiful.
There are also a few other differences with the tour coming up on Friday, Dec. 7. For one the winter tour is earlier in the day running from noon to 3 p.m. Also rumor has it a jolly old elf will be there looking over the city and sorting out the naughty and nice a bit more up close and personal.
And unless you have reindeer to get you to the top access to the promenade deck is via a 100-step enclosed stairway. The historic structure is not handicap accessible.
Travel on Thomas Hill Road to the standpipe is one-way from Highland Avenue during tours; parking is limited in the immediate area of the standpipe.
Here is what DJ Fred saw a few years ago.