Sunday, November 25, 2012
Who Ville Was Hoppin'
I made two trips to Who Ville yesterday. The first time was in the early afternoon. It was still very, very warm out, and while everyone was walking around in shorts and flip-flops, the festive atmosphere was starting to build. Especially down at the Bank of the West, where the traditional sliding-down-the-snow-hill was getting underway. We had some coffee (peppermint mocha for me), and headed off to do some Saturday errands.
Later we swung back by Who Ville, to discover a fever pitch of holiday happiness. There were two separate horse and carriage rides taking families around, and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" had a captive audience on a big-screen in Kersting Court. Meanwhile, every restaurant was packed, and people were strolling and talking on the sidewalks in front of the shops. From what I could see, Small Business Saturday was a huge success.
Although I missed meeting the Grinch himself, I was able to catch Saint Nick as he was heading back up to the North Pole, and he kindly posed for this photo. You know, I thought he would be more rushed, this being his busy season and all, but he was just as nice as I'd always hoped he'd be.