I've spent the last few weeks trying to find an appropriate costume to wear. Google Santa's helper dresses and whoa--not many of those would be tasteful or warm enough for standing outside for hours in the upstate NY cold. I did find one and I think it was perfect. But no matter what I wear it won't be warm enough because it was freakin COLD. I'm gonna need some fleece tights.
The whole thing kicked off with a parade down Main Street. I got to ride with Santa and his elves in a horse drawn situation. It was so cute! My friend snapped this picture as we rode by.
After the parade Santa and I made our way to the Cottage to see all the kids lined up waiting to see him. My job was to meet and greet and introduce the kids to Santa. Our town has this cute little cottage for him to sit in so every family could go in and take pictures and have one on one attention from him. The line was LONG and we didn't see the last family until 3 pm. Everyone was in good spirits and so patient. It was such a heart warming day. I'm really happy that I could be a part of it.
Next up is the town tree lighting next week and then some Fridays and Saturdays. It's been a long time since I felt any magic from the holidays and this is an excellent way to get me in the spirit. Especially being able to see how excited the kids are to be there! Love it!