Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Candlelight Christmas

This is the Place Monument Park

After Thanksgiving, their historical buildings (1840's) in the village are transformed.  Imagine the days of OLD come to life complete with carolers in the street, a live nativity with animals (rats included), a warm bonfire in the middle of town, a visit with Father Christmas, live reindeer, hands-on arts and crafts,  dancing around a holiday tree, and a stroll through the elf village.

Elf Village

Caleb staying warm by the wood burning stove in one of the historical log homes ~ Caleb's "Dream Home"! (My little Mountain Man)

Doing a craft

Me, Tessa and Brian

Caleb, Tessa and Maggie

A train ride around the village

The Mercantile Store - loaded with candy

Elizabeth and Dani playing on the wooden train

Caleb, Hudson and Weston

Daddy and one of his girls - Tessa

The Bonfire

Me, Tessa and Maggie

This lady was popping popcorn over the fire in one of the old homes

Daddy and another one of his girls ~ Elizabeth

The Dance Hall
 We all grabbed a partner, learned the Virginia Reel Dance and joined in on the dancing.
It was unanimous ~ this was the highlight of the evening.

Father Christmas

And his reindeer!

As we were headed to the van, Dani said, "This was the funnest day EVER!"


Cinnamon said...

I love Tessa's smile. That did look like such fun~ And the kids all looked like they were having a blast~

Enjoying the pictures of you and Brian too~

Merry Merry Christmas!

Pam said...

Beautiful pictures. Great little village and loads of fun.
Have a Merry Christmas

Natalie said...

Oh, I want to go there!