Saturday, December 04, 2010

Getting into the Holiday Mood at GFV

Tonight the three of us went down to Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village. The chill in the air meant that we had to bundle up tight, but unlike the last time we went, tonight we had dry skies and calm winds, so it was bearable. Lots of people turned out to take in the caroling, lights, wagon rides, and other activities.

A group of carolers from Livonia outside Liberty Craftworks

The boy trying to keep warm while watching the singers

Enjoying the warmth of one of the many fire pits

Booths selling food or souvenirs dotted our path. 

Skaters at the outdoor ice rink

Milling about near the fire

Mummers welcoming in the season

Brass band playing Christmas tunes

More carolers performing

Christmas train scene

Snug and happy boy

With Santas Outside Taste of History 

Landon was amazed at this woman playing a hammered dulcimer

Turkey dinner! Yummy!

Hallie said, "Let's have a house that looks like that."

Landon got so excited when Santa greeted him by name. They are on a first name basis, after all.

A couple of Santa's reindeer.

More caroling, more warm fires.

Impromptu fireside photo op.

It wouldn't be Ford without the vintage vehicles.

By the time we were ready to leave, Landon was ready to run and climb and go go go!

We only scratched the surface of all the activities that were available. Something to look forward to next year. . . .


Bettina said...

Holiday Nights is awesome!!!! I'm glad you had a good time. We'll be coming to Michigan again someday just to go to the HF and GFV.

Diamond Evans said...

I am so glad that you all had a wonderful time. Landon is amazing.

Kate Storey said...

This is so great! What great photos...and how cool that Landon got to hear Santa read his name from his list! Thank you so much for making Holiday Nights part of your family tradition this year. Happy holidays to you and your family!

Brandon, Emily & Sydney Wilson said... I want to go next year on that awesome Christmas outing! HOLY COW....there was so much to do and see. I loved your pics! Looks pretty cold though. BRRR. Love seeing your family and you guys look really good. Tell Mike and Landon hello. Merry Christmas!

DisabilityDiva said...

Looks like SO MUCH FUN!!! Especially true reindeer!!