Thursday, December 1, 2011

Let Christmas Begin!

In central Texas there is a tradition of lighting the courthouses for Christmas. The day after Thanksgiving we attended the ceremonial turning on of the downtown Blanco Christmas lights. There was caroling at the courthouse square and the flipping of the switch!

Stores all around the square were decorated, open for shopping, and offering tasty goodies.

A small park across the street from the courthouse is lit up like a wonderland.

It's a fun walk amongst the lights that succeeds in putting a person in the Christmas spirit. Check out Santa holding a lasso!

We checked out the Redbud Cafe on the square. It serves deli style foods and beer.

It's a nice place to enjoy live music, the company of friends, and some libations.