Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Christmas Wonderland Bazaar 2015

Resurrection of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church in Laurel, Maryland, has an annual Christmas Wonderland Bazaar. We attended this year on Saturday (they also have Friday evening festivities), which meant a tasty lunch and seasonal activities for us.

The entrance had some low-key decorations, unlike the church hall. The hall was full-on Christmas, including a piano player with a songstress belting out Christmas tunes.

Entrance to the Bazaar

Dining and fun area

We had soup and sandwiches while the kids had chicken nuggets. While waiting for food, my daughter got a balloon animal. She chose the rather simple fish shape.

Balloon fish

Since that was so quick (i.e. food had not arrived at our table yet), she had her face painted as well. She chose the rather elaborate rainbow-colored butterfly, which took quite a while and came out fabulously.

Start of face painting

Fabulous finish

She and I ate our lunch while others perused the dessert area and the shopping.

The bazaar part of the Christmas Wonderland Bazaar

We saw the frog princess from Sweet Frog walking around but were too busy eating to get a picture with her.

Local celebrity visitor

In addition to the local celebrity, they had international sensation Santa Claus visiting. The whole family got to pose with him.

Is this the best portrait?

Or is this the best?

Cropped because Mommy and Daddy were blinking

When Santa asked about presents, my daughter said she wants an easy-bake oven. My son whispered quietly to Saint Nick, so I can't report on what he wanted. The toddler was mute on the subject. Maybe he was still enjoying lunch.

A happy, messy face

We bought some treats to take home and said farewell to our first foray into the Christmas season (it was on November 14, so pretty early).

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