I simply adore this time of year. I love the crisp, cold weather, the parades, the Christmas festivities, etc. I’m generally the type of person that would rather stay and home under my covers, but the Fall/Winter months really give me that boost to get out and be around people more often than not. Don’t ask me why, I’m just strange like that.
Every year, I look forward to attending the Festival of Lights with my two in tow. I remember the first year attending I had so much fun that I couldn’t wait to attend the next year. I think what we like most is the snow. Here in Louisiana, it snows every blue moon so this gives us something to look forward to.
On the way there, since we were sort of late, we caught a glimpse of the firework show from a distance, even though it didn’t seem that far. I always love to watch and listen to the fireworks. My son? Not so much. He covered his ears as we grew closer to where the festival was centered.
The streets were filled with people laughing, singing, and dancing. The live band was amazing, although the children were more intrigued with the juggling 8′ elves. I thought it was a cute, fun idea to portray the elves in a different light as being taller than how we imagine them to be from pictures and stories. The kids seemed surprised too.
And who doesn’t enjoy cold and wet balls of ice thrown at them when they aren’t looking? And why wouldn’t anyone enjoy slipping and sliding all over a wet, cold ground of ice? Tuh.
And what better way to warm up than visiting the East Baton Rouge Mobile library? It really makes me overjoyed that my kids love reading as much as I do.
Overall? A wonderful event. I’m always pleased when I attend the festival. To me, this is one of the best events to attend and enjoy with complete strangers where after a few holiday songs, feel like family. The holiday season has a way of doing that I guess.
How did you kick off your holiday weekend?