Monday, December 22, 2008

Lake Forest Victorian Christmas

I think I may have gone a tad Christmas crazy this year. I have been trying to get the kids to as many holiday festivals as I can. I have gone so crazy that I haven't had enough time to post about the great places we have visited.  Once again, better late than never.

On the first Saturday in December, the City of Lake Forest holds a Victorian Christmas celebration at Heritage Hill Park.  It is a day filled old fashioned holiday fun and activities. There was candle dipping and butter churning for the older kids and trains and old fashioned toys for the little ones.

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There were Christmas carolers, a puppet theater, antique farm equipment, and old fashioned water pumps for the kids to enjoy.


The kids loved the Native American exhibit and the trail that overlooked the horse stables.


But the highlight for us was not Santa (yes, he was there!)



It was the monkey who takes your dollar and shakes your hand. Such great fun for all.



Bre said...

OMGosh....Santa and the monkey are way cute!!

Debbie Moore said...

Of course you guys would like the monkey the best :) he sure is cute!! Looks like a fun time.

Christy said...

Very Cool! I haven't ever seen a monkey that close up before! Too cute! Sounds simiply awesome!

Terri said...

The monkey! He is too cute! Love the picture of Mari shaking his hand!

debi9kids said...

How funny that they were scared of Santa, but not of the monkey! LOL