Posted by Leslie at Nov 27, 2012 6:00 am
One thing I love about living back up here where I grew up is the “small town” celebrations for the holiday season. No, my hometown isn’t very small anymore, but the beautiful downtown area really goes all out to provide that feeling, with everything from candlelit tours of some of the older homes, to carollers on the streets to carriage rides. This week, the cultural affairs office is hosting a popular annual event where residents compete to win a prize for the best gingerbread and holiday flower arrangements. They also, apparently, want to sell some books…and have asked me to come and autograph some of mine!
I was tickled to be asked, because I really do love these types of holiday events. But I’m so non-creative, the only gingerbread house I could ever master consisted of a school lunch milk carton, some graham crackers and icing! So YAY that I get to participate in my one creative way!
Do any of you live in communities that still have these types of holiday festivals? What’s your favorite?
PS: If you’re anywhere near Frederick, Maryland, the signing is this Thursday, November 29, at the Cultural Arts Center, from 5-8 pm!