Since the party had been advertised for at least the two weeks we've been here, I'm sure noone was surprised when they attended the event. Our city of Surprise put on an amazing 2.5 day Christmas party in the beautiful recreational compound not far from where we live when we're in town. Mickey and I went tonight and mingled with hundreds of happy families, seniors, babies, dogs, and everyone in between. It was cool enough that we had to wear jackets but not so cold that we were uncomfortable. Perfect for a 'get ready for Christmas' party.
There was the official turning on of the Christmas lights
|Taken by Mickey|
and the beautiful hot air balloon glow from nine balloons including a spider-pig one.
Even the family pets got into the spirit of the season.
|Another picture by Mickey|
Everywhere we looked there were bright lights and people trying to take pictures in the dark. I certainly enjoyed it.
|Photo by Mickey|
And so did Mickey. Just look at the nice purple glow we have.
There were food consessions, visits with Santa Claus, a midway with rides and game booths, jugglers, and live music. I'd like to attend it every year. This city really knows how to throw a party.
Just wait till you see what's in store when the party continues tomorrow. Cars and elephants and camels, oh my! We'll have to squeeze as much in as we can before heading to the airport at 5:00 tomorrow afternoon.