|They started the night off with a Nutcracker performance and Christmas music concert.|
|There were children playing in the background, how very cool!|
They started the night off with a great live performance. It was standing room only. Every seat in the house was full, both upstairs and down, and people were standing in the aisles, in the corridors, and watching from the doors.
After the concert everyone spilled outside for some of the festivities. It was pretty cold so I felt bad for those who volunteered to do the live nativity scenes. ;) They were laughing and happy, but I sure hope they didn't stay out there too long.
There were carolers outside, they did a few songs for everyone (again, I'm sure they were cold!). They sounded beautiful.Then we lit our candles, said a prayer, and everyone went inside the recreation building to warm up. There was hot chocolate and lots of treats, including my favorite chocolate tip dipped pretzels.
There were a lot of things for the kids to do, and Santa and his Mrs. were there taking pictures with the kids. I thought it was fun that they had Charlie Brown's Christmas movie playing on a big screen.
There were Christmas trees everywhere, and I had the kids stop to take a couple of pictures on the way out.
The night ended with carriage rides. The horses had to stop at the crossing to let other horses go by and the kids got a kick out of that. It didn't even matter that it was cold outside, the horse-rides were just plain fun. I'm glad they put so much effort into making the events fun for everyone. It's really a nice treat to get out, celebrate the holidays with the community, and socialize a bit. :)