Tonight was our town's annual Candlelight Walk.
I look forward to this event all year.
This is the Historical Society where the Candlelight Walk begins.
The mayor starts the evening with the lighting of the Christmas tree.
The high school band plays Christmas carols.
The street lights are wrapped with greenery and white lights.
The police close the four roads leading to the town square.
I got a few shots of the shop windows
because I just knew you all would want to see.
This particular shop always features a window scene
with live people acting like animatronic mannequins.
Last year it was two elves in Santa's shop.
They hammered the night away in true robotic form.
My son makes sure that we look at it every year.
Of course, the cookies that we buy there don't hurt.
A cold 36 degrees which actually isn't too bad.
We heard lots of Christmas music,
drank lots of free hot chocolate, and
ate too many cookies.
Some of the other attractions:
A bagpipe player
Santa in the fire engine.
I felt like I was in a Norman Rockwell painting.
A lovely evening.