Monday, January 6, 2014

One Cold Winter Eve

Christmas is nothing without traditions. 

We are working to establish our own set of holiday traditions for us and the kids. One of the new traditions that we are hoping will last for years to come is an evening full of hot drinks and Christmas lights. So we packed up the kids, picked up some hot chocolates (steamed milk for Sydney) and headed down to candy cane lane. 

For those of you not familiar with Edmonton I will let you in on the awesomeness that is candy cane lane. For years one street in the west end of the city has been celebrating Christmas by decorating their houses with the most incredible light displays. Over the years business' have helped sponsor the event and families now come from all over the city to walk or drive along the street and enjoy the music, lights, hot chocolate and company. At one point a city bus taking people on a tour of the street stopped and it's driver, who was dressed as Santa, rolled down his window and said Merry Christmas to Sydney and asked her what she wanted as a gift. She was so thrilled to see Santa driving a bus and couldn't stop talking about it. 

Next up was a drive along some of the most beautiful streets in the city overlooking the river valley to see their light displays. We finished with a trip to the legislature where we ran into Santa again,  had more hot chocolate and listened to a local choir. It was so beautiful and such a great experience for Sydney. She was so excited to see Santa and the lights and couldn't stop talking about how beautiful everything was. 

We are really looking forward to doing it all again next year... hopefully Henry will have a better idea of what is going on by then!

Mrs. E

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