Trinidad’s Carnegie Public Library is offering an opportunity to get out, walk and witness the beautiful lighting displays around the city.

The library has produced four maps of general areas in Trinidad to be used to make a tour of the lights in town. The maps are of the Stonewall Ave. area, the northwest side of the city, Allendale and downtown and the south side of the city.

The tours vary from 0.8 mile to 1.7 miles, round-trip and maps are available with this story, at the library, or contact the library (719-846-6841, or email and they will email copies of the maps.

Said Carnegie Public Library Teen/Adult Services Specialist Tom Potter, “We are fortunate to live in a city the size of Trinidad. We can easily get to most parts of the city by walking or biking. Few citizens take advantage of this opportunity to exercise in the fresh Trinidad air, and (I) don’t do it often enough—it’s just too easy to climb in the car for a short trip to the store.

“During the COVID-19 shutdown this soon-to-be-past year, more people seemed to be walking the neighborhoods. It was an opportunity to escape the monotonous few rooms in our small dwellings. There’s something about just getting outside that raises the spirits.”

The tours include nine of the twelve entrants in the Deck the Halls Home Lighting Contest.

The Historic Main Street Board is offering cash prizes for homes rated by the public as having the best displays.

“The library’s walking tours let you get a close look at most of them,” said Potter. “Of course, if you’re interested in voting, you should also view the other three displays that fall outside of the four areas covered by the walking tour maps.”

Voting for the Deck the Halls Home Lighting Contest can be done online at

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