Just getting in from the Christmas lighting ceremony, followed by a quick visit to the rummage sale (part of the Christmas Bazaar), and a walk back up Market Street to see the lights.
Captured this out the back door just as we were about to leave this afternoon.
Right after the tree lighting we rushed – along with everyone else – over to the fire station for the rummage sale. Jill and Sue found a great Pink Pony shirt. Ted, they’re planning on sending this home with me for your Christmas gift.
The light show started just a few feet beyond the fire station.
The beginning of the walk to the corner . . .
. . . further up the street . . .
. . . . a beautifully decorated house across from Chambers Corner . . .
. . . and around the corner – WOW!
On Mackinac, Santa’s sleigh is drawn by a horse – of course.
This window is just so happy looking with all the Santas!
Elves on the front porch . . . and on the steps!
Love this window.
Back to the Village Inn for a little something to warm us up!
As I stood in this beautiful spot tonight, with these beautiful people singing Silent Night, tears came to my eyes. Although majestic, you really don’t need huge choirs and symphonic orchestras to celebrate the birth of Christ in song. Listening to these folks tonight – singing those special words a cappella – was a very, very moving experience. I’m so glad I was here.
Tomorrow the Christmas Bazaar officially begins and will include a silent auction and a huge room full of home-made and brand new items to purchase and to buy at auction. A special time for the kids will be the arrival of Santa Claus via a fire truck.
See you there!
Personal Note: I’ve been trying to post these Christmas Bazaar stories to both the Mackinac Island Blog AND the To Be Clay blog. But – that is really time consuming, and I think most of you are reading it from the Mackinac Island blog anyway. SO, after this one, I will only be posting to Bree’s Mackinac Island Blog while I’m here this weekend: That blog link is http://bree1972.wordpress.com. If you’re not already a follower there, please just click on the “follow” icon, and you’ll get an alert when I post. Thank you!