Every year, our town has a “Christmas Stroll”. They close down the main street through the center of town, and various merchants and local organizations put out tables with free goodies for the kids. There are some that have items for sale as well, and most of them benefit local groups like the Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts or the Lions club.
It only lasts a few hours, but it’s always a popular event and is always pretty busy. It seems most of the town shows up and walks up & down the street, saying hi to friends, old & new.
The kids look forward to it every year, and they were pretty excited when we discovered that the stroll was this weekend.
We stopped into a local bank and the kids each had a Santa hat made with their names on them. It was only $2 for each hat, but they really thought they were great!
This year it was pretty cold, so we didn’t spend a lot of time outside, but we did make our way up and down the street once, had a cookie & a cup of hot chocolate and stopped into a local church for a bowl of some delicious soup!
All in all, it was a fun time and really kicked off the Christmas season for us!