Our whole gang – three adults, one teenager, one pre-teen and the sweet little nugget – went to the St. Charles, Missouri Christmas Traditions event one afternoon. My son was a bit nonchalant about the whole thing while the rest of us enjoyed seeing the decorations and the characters. The older grands had fun collecting the character cards but the little guy? Well…
While he enjoyed being out in his stroller, he was overwhelmed by the crowd and really confused by the characters who came to say hello to him in his stroller. But he is a brave little nugget and didn’t cry once… he also didn’t smile either and had a death grip on the tray of his stroller.
We enjoyed the looks on his face as he “met” these Christmas characters. Here he is with Santa Lucia.
St. Lucia’s Day is celebrated most commonly in Italy and in Scandinavia, with each emphasizing a different aspect of the story. In traditional celebrations, Saint Lucy comes as a young woman with lights and sweets. It is one of the very few saint days observed in Scandinavia. In some forms, a procession is headed by one girl wearing a crown of candles (or lights), while others in the procession hold only a single candle each. (wikipedia)