PLAINFIELD, NJ - Did you have a chance to drive around the Netherwood Heights section of Plainfield to see the annual Christmas Eve display of luminary lights?

Each year since 2006, the non-profit group has lit up the neighborhood with approximately 4,000 luminaries, made up of candles and bags filled with sand that stay lit well into the night.

After a brief rain delay today, volunteers spent the morning assembling the bags, and placing them around the neighborhood, in and around the area between Watchung Ave., Leland Ave., Woodland Ave. and East Seventh St.

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The Netherwood Heights Historic District is named for the Netherwood Hotel that stood at what is now the blocks bordered by Denmark Rd., Park Terrace, Belvidere Ave., and Berkeley Ave. It encompasses 99 homes located throughout the winding roads believed to be the original horse paths of the hotel, which was built in 1878 when Plainfield was the last stop on the railroad.

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