Friday, November 19, 2010

Candlelight Walk 2010

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.

All the shops are decorated to the hilt.
The street lights are wrapped with greenery and white lights.
The police close the four roads leading to the town square.

Costumed shop keepers pass out candy to the children.

Free horse drawn carriage rides.

I got a few shots of the shop windows
because I just knew you all would want to see.

See those "mannequins" in the next picture?
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.

The local bakery has a miniature train
which runs through a village in their window.
My son makes sure that we look at it every year.
Of course, the cookies that we buy there don't hurt.

Tonight was beautiful and clear.
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
Sled dogs
Santa in the fire engine.

I felt like I was in a Norman Rockwell painting.

A lovely evening.


Carolyn said...

It all looks so pretty- a great way to spend an evening!

Thank you for your kind words on my blog.

Take care.

Saminda said...

Oooo, this is beautiful!!! :D We don't have anything like this in our tiny town. It looks so special.

Found you via Anna's Pleasantview Schoolhouse, and I'm certain I'll be back to visit again! xx