On Saturday, we enjoyed one of our favorite Christmas traditions…the Christmas Traditions festival in St. Charles, MO!
It was so much easier to enjoy the event this year, without my ankle being broken. (Although the day was not without a foot injury…more on that later.) For example, we actually got to see the gingerbread houses this time, and they were spectacular…it was hard to choose a favorite!
We also enjoyed our walk down beautiful, historic Main Street, which always looks so nice at Christmastime!
We saw the entirety of the Santa Parade:
And the hoopla, in its new location behind the Tourism Center:
We also attended the Land of Sweets Gumball for the first time:
And caught up with some of our favorite characters, including the Master of Revels, who we missed last year:
And of course Jack Frost, who let Bunny sit in his cart…they even pretended to run down Susie Snowflake!
We also saw one of the Seaman dogs, all dressed up for the holidays!
We collected 25 of 39 character cards, plus two of the five bonus cards, which seemed a bit slim to us, but we still had a great time!
Anyway, the only downside to the day was me stepping on a thumb tack slightly before we left. It went through the sole of my boot and into my foot, which felt great. As I was due for a tetanus shot anyway, we hit the Minute Clinic on the way home so I could get that taken care of, just in case. What a dumb thing to have happen, but I’ll take it over a broken ankle any day!