Just in the area I live in, there is so much to do at Christmas time. Right here in Bedford, we have the Elks Home - which puts on a wonderful display of lights. Many years now of driving through. Driving by and reading about the Nativity - and on to a wonderful Christmas village with elves and Santa.
Then Liberty Lake Park comes alive at night with animated Christmas light displays throughout the entire park. The twelve days of Christmas. A baseball diamond with the elves playing. Fishing in the pond. A Christmas mermaid. Snowmen everywhere. The colors and light are beautiful and have quickly become something we all look forward to every December.
Downtown Bedford is just beautiful. The entire Main street has old fashioned light poles and each is decorated with beautiful, lit up stars and greenery.
The welcome center at the D-Day Memorial is filled with many different Christmas trees.
Then there is the Bedford Christmas parade... or maybe one in Vinton or Roanoke or Lynchburg.
A production of Scrooge is put on in Roanoke and it is free.
Dickens of a Christmas for three Friday nights in a row. People strolling through downtown Roanoke dressed like the 1800's. Carriage rides. Real chestnuts roasting on open fires....
Then you have some of our fabulous churches who put on Christmas plays, cantanas and set up live nativities.
The mall is all set up with Christmas mountain and Santa himself.
I was at Walmart here in Bedford this evening and Santa was walking around, talking to the kids.
Our favorite Christmas activity when we stay home is baking Christmas cookies :-) Which we may be doing this weekend.
Day 5 - Christmas Memory Photo Share
1978 -- I was fifteen years old this Christmas.
Day 5 - December Photography Challenge
Today it was Green.
My plants. They are doing beautifully and are most definitely Green.