Listening to parents and children enjoying the indoor and outdoor activities at the three-day Winter Lights Festival over the weekend, it is clear that the event is ringing in a delightful new era of holiday fun in the lakecity.
Whether they were making tiny gingerbread houses, old fashioned lanterns, enjoying live entertainment, having faces painted with exquisitely beautiful Christmas scenes, making tree ornaments, winning a cakewalk, creating an ugly Christmas sweater, visiting with Santa and Mrs. Claus or enjoying the ever-popular Santa Parade Saturday evening, there were lots of smiles and positive comments.
Russel Shetler, and his wife Trisha took their children Jacob, 6, and Owen, 4, to the Santa Parade.
“We really enjoyed it,” Russel said.
“I felt like we were in a Hallmark Christmas movie. It was amazing,” Trisha added.
Gina Graham attended the craft events Friday evening with her children and grandchildren.
“Everything that is going on is phenomenal,” Graham said. “What these people have done is amazing. I am very proud of our town and our people.”