Henderson Winterfest Event & Parade

Saturday, December 29, 2012

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. 
I had meant to post this a long time ago since this happened on the 15th and it is now the 29th.
But with the holidays & I catching the cold that was going around I took a bit of a break from posting to recoup and enjoy. 

 The city of Henderson had its annual Winterfest over the weekend of the 13-15.
We missed it last year but I was happy to attend it this year even though we left during the parade.
It was freezing & the parade was taking forever because no one could keep up with each other. 


The event was cute from what we saw and got around to.
There was quite a few craft vendors with some pretty nice items.
There were these trees inside of the main building that had all been decorated by certain groups of people.
A few were really pretty. 


I love this tree topper. 
It is very sparkly, gold & Christmassy.  


They even had a merry-go-round at the event.
Not a "fancy" one with all different animals but it was perfect for the kids and the parents. 

There was even a petting zoo & pony rides that we stayed clear away from.
My son is not too keen on those types of animals yet. 


There were a few beautiful and amazingly tall Christmas trees located at different points.
As beautiful as they are all adorned with lights and baubles, I find it rather sad that something so beautiful gets cut down after growing for so long. 
  

There were a few kid friendly stations surrounding the area of the merry-go-round.
Kids could go do crafts, decorate cookies, and what not. 
Crafts, especially Christmas crafts, are great for kids and getting into the holiday spirit I think. 


My lil dude & I after we left the parade early. 
I was so cold that my fingers were numb & when I took my gloves off they were whiter than their normal white. 

It was a cute event with lots going on. 
Some of the kid singers that they had at one of the many stages were really good. 
Next year we need to print out what is going on where so we don't walk around clueless lol.
If you want to know more than check out their website.

Did a city near you hold an event like this?


Christmas in The District at Green Valley Ranch

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Even though Sunday was extremely blustery, my son and I took an adventure down to
The main reason for going was so that I could get a special kind of chocolate from Whole Foods.
We were walking from the bus stop to go across the street but my son persisted on going through the parking lot. 
I am glad he did.

Their outdoor movies are always so much fun during the cooler months of Summer.
The only downside is that they got rid of the carousel which was the main reason my son enjoyed going. 
 No mistake. 
There is a REALLY big tree off in the distance. 
 A Nutcracker stands guard on a drum protecting the entrance to Santa Claus. 
 Little boy, Big tree.
This tree is huge and beautiful. 
I can only imagine what it looks like at night. 
It probably lights up the entire shopping center. 
 This is what the view looks like when you are my son and three and half feet tall. 
Even from my view at close to six foot it seems like it never stops and touches the sky.
 Some of the store's front displays are too cute. 
Can you find Elmo?
I never saw him until I edited this photo and realized why my son was talking about him. 
 This store, Santa's Wrap, is amazing and a must go to if you enjoy Christmas and shopping.
 What could be more fun on an adventure with your kiddo then jumping in leaves!
That is one large ornament.
Could you imagine the size of a tree that this would fit on?
Probably the size of a giants Christmas tree. 

Have Christmas decorations sprouted up in your city?