Golden Glow Members at the Christmas ConventionWhen the weather gets warm, the last thing many people think about is the holidays−but not at the Golden Glow of Christmas Past. Summertime is Christmastime with our annual convention. What started as a modest gathering of antique Christmas light bulb collectors in June of 1981 in Brookville, Ohio has grown every year since−for over 30 years! That’s more than three decades of collecting memories, stories and fun.

Every summer, members from different parts of the country volunteer to host the convention. This is truly a gift to the rest of the membership. Convention registration fees are not included as part of your basic Glow membership and you must be a Glow member to attend a convention.

Our Glow convention is in a different city every year. This past year we had a magical gathering outside of Chicago in Lombard, IL. On July 23-26, 2014 members knew that in the air, there was a feeling of Christmas! In addition to decking the halls in a new city every year, our hosts plan surprises and new activities in addition to the tried and true events like room hopping for Christmas treasures, a huge sales room, a museum room, educational lectures, round tables and fabulous banquets. The Golden Glow of Christmas Past does not have a “typical” convention.

For our 35th Convention we will be returning to Lancaster, PA on July 22-25, 2015. Our 36th Convention, on July 27-30, 2016 will be held in Rye, NY and our 37th will be in Asheville, NC on August 2-5, 2017. Three great conventions you should not miss!

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