I just LOVE this time of year and I love the fun things we have to do in our community. One of my favorite things to do is go downtown for Holiday Hoopla the Friday after thanksgiving. We don't play up Santa very much in our family (the world has done a pretty go job at it this year though) but this night reminds me of how magical the Christmas season can be. Its a fun night! Christmas carols sung by live bands and the chipmunks then Santa comes to town a different way each year. Once he is here he climbs in his sleigh with Mrs. Claus and they drive down Main St. over the bridge, light the Hoopla Christmas tree and then their are fireworks to end the night. Ayden and Ahnie were very excited but sadly by the time we got down Main St. Ayden was asleep in the stroller. Ahnie was all smiles and thought it was a pretty cool night just a little cold!