I love the holiday season- the music,the lights, the festivities. I always have - there is just something about that magical spirit in the Ari. All those lights, people singing, being Merry - sharing traditions, enjoying holiday parties together. December just seems extra special!One of the things that I love about Bordeaux is how beautiful the city is during the holidays. Bordeaux itself and all the towns around - go all out in decorating with lights, banners, and swats of garland. Even in our town centre of Pessac - the town square is all set for holiday activities and everyday there is Christmas music playing in the streets. (As my oldest says as she walks out of school - "It's sort of nice to hear Christmas music coming over the speakers as she walks to her bus).
Last night, we decided to make a family night and head into the city - ice skating next to the Cathedral, walking around the city to enjoy the lights, and then finding Santa at the Christmas market. (I was impressed that all three of my girls were willing to sit together with Santa for a photo!) I guess you are never too old for some things!
it was a great evening - the photos speak for themselves!
|Cathedral at Place Pey Berland|
|Place Pey Berland - La Mairiee|
|Parents watching kids skate - Lots of people were out having a good time|
|My middle daughter skating|
|Yes, even the tree sparkled!|
|Loved this display!|
|The streets were aglow...|
|I'm thinking Visions of sugarplums dance in their heads!|
|Love these lights!!|
|Marche de Noel (Christmas market)|
|Lots of folk enjoying a nice evening out.|
|Chestnuts roasting....sort of an open fire|
|Le Pere Noel|
|We even found Frosty the Snowman!|
|Looking down Rue St. Catherine|
|So even though there's no snow....We can always pretend!|