There is a stage set up in front of City Hall on the town square, where the local dance troupes perform their Christmas routines.
Uncle Donald's Farm brings in some of their animals for a petting zoo.
A New Orleans style Jazz Ensemble entertains the crowd with lively music.
Street performers - stilt walkers dressed up as a giant butterfly, and a enormous "tin soldier" - seen here handing out candy to a youngster, fascinated by his size.
One of my favorites was the Strolling Carolers, all dressed in Vintage Victorian costumes. Their harmonies in singing all the beautiful songs of Christmas was remarkable; I could have stood there all night listening to them!
While looking in the shop windows at all the beautiful Christmas displays, I came across this and just had to take a photo of it! You know me, and my love of Huskies! This is in the front window of an upscale boutique, which has been in business for years.
Another storefront - the studio of Myron Leggett, was fascinating to stand in front of, as Myron was working his magic on a portrait of two children. He is one of the best photographers I've ever seen, and then he does oil paintings of the photographs. Maybe one day if I win the lottery, I could afford to get one done!
What child, or me, could resist the thrill of seeing Santa? He saw me trying to get in a position to take his photo, without his assistant stepping in front of me, as she already had several times! As soon as she stepped to the side, he gave me this:
After we finished our stroll down Main St., we got back into the car and drove over to Venetian Gardens; a few blocks from downtown on Lake Harris, Venetian Gardens is a series of islands connected by bridges. They decorate the front island as "The North Pole", and there is Christmas music playing - causing everyone to sing along as they stroll among the different displays . The first picture in this post is the sign that welcomes you to the park.
The large southern Oaks, full of Spanish moss, also held crosses of white lights, a soldier who was probably 15 or 20 ft. tall, and I wish this picture showed better how beautiful they were as they reflected into the canals.
Have a wonderful Saturday!