We wandered along the streets of the town on our way to the tree lighting. We were amazed at the variety of lights we saw.
|Lucy on a street with minimal lights|
|Jacob on a more active street, though he wasn't impressed.|
|Lots of lights!|
Jacob's favorite street of lights was this amazing pedestrian street:
|We all were wowed!|
I was delighted to see nativity lights over another street.
Finally coming to the square where the lighting would happen, we saw a mobile stage set up and heard music blaring from a local FM station. One of the DJs was there hosting the event live.
|Some women from X-Factor performed, but I think they were early drop outs from the show.|
The music was a bit too loud for Jacob, so we departed before the tree was lit, though we did get a shot of the pre-lit tree.
|Lucy didn't mind the noise level|
Also, there's a nativity scene in the same square behind the stage. And a large rotating snowflake that Jacob admired.
|Don't ask why the wise men have security tags on their backsides!|
|Jacob was mesmerized by the spinning snowflake|
On our way back, we went into a charity shop that had mostly books. All the second hand/thrift stores in the UK are attached to some charity, so customers are supporting the charity when they make purchases or donate there. We found a signed copy of Garth Nix's Lirael and bought it without a second thought.
It was a fun excursion, even if we didn't get to meet Father Christmas.
|Are those Tiny Tim's crutches on the ends?|