After last nights Christmas Tree Lighting in downtown Winter Garden, this afternoon was the Christmas Parade – it’s a little strange to be risking sunburn while celebrating Christmas, but a fun parade anyway!
For downtown tree lighting this year, we parked where we will one day live, at Stanton Estates, and walked into town; good dinner at Tasting Room then joined the many other people for the countdown to tree lighting – and watched the City Hall video projection for a while too. A made a short Apple Memories video:
If you prefer photos, here’s a selection:
With many thanks to Pedro and Laura for their hospitality, we joined them and Gold Coast MINIs in Coconut Creek yesterday (nearly 200 miles south), to visit their dealership Vista MINI, and then drive through a Christmas lights display at Tradewinds Park.
Here’s a lot of pictures of the lights displays …
Thanks to Margaret, too, who took half the pictures.
Unlike last year, we headed to Winter Garden downtown early this year, got parked and had dinner before the tree lighting – smart move because it’s popular and busy! When we arrived, we were greeted with a big sign and lighted trees (but not the big one, yet):
There’s quite a few people already, with more than an hour to go; the tree is decorated, but not yet lit:
After dinner, and sunset, it’s tree lighting time!
Perhaps more impressive, Winter Garden City Hall had a projection system set up to give beautiful changing images:
It’s a nice town we live in 🙂
It’s so much nicer to walk around and admire neighbors Christmas lights, without needing to wear coat, gloves … although the rain that started while I was taking pictures was a bit unwelcome! Anyway, here is our house for Christmas (decorated by Margaret while I was in England) and an assortment of neighbors homes: