The day after Thanksgiving we have our opening celebrations on Main Street. It kicks off with a parade of all the characters at 1:30. Katy and I and the girls went. We had great parking and were able to watch the parade from the Gazebo.
I wasn't in the best position to take photos though. Probably would have been better to be on the street for this. File that away for next year. Anyway....I had every bit as much fun as the grands did.
I think there are over 30 characters who participate in the traditions. It was cold and we (Katy and I) got tired so we only got to see the few that I took photos of.
Each character gives out cards for the kids to collect. This is Mac Santa.
Jack Frost telling them he is the one that puts frost on their windows. Kayla looks a little confused.
The Sugar Plum Fairy had a cute story to tell. I don't know how these characters tell these stories all day long and stay in character so well. I am pretty sure I would slip up here and there. All that talking...wow. My throat would be so sore. They do a great job.
The Ice Queen
They liked playing in the flower garden for awhile.
This was my favorite part. Maddie meets Santa's Mail Carrier.
She tells her to make sure she gives Mr Scrooge a big hug because he really loves hugs.
She patiently waits for him to finish talking to these people.
Then she runs up and hugs him.
He starts screaming..."What are you doing?!?!"
We all died laughing....including Maddie.
Then he asked he to tell him "Who put her up to that."
She snitched that it was the Mail Carrier.
We will have to go back another day. It was so much fun!