I am linking up with Andrea today for her "What's On" series.
As you can probably guess from the abundance of my Christmas posts already, I love this time of year. I don't mind being busy, I love the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I love baking, cooking, buying and wrapping gifts, sending cards, decorating, attending Christmas events, etc.
Some of the events I'm looking forward to are:
Dave's work party. We are meeting everyone at a restaurant near his office for some good food and camaraderie. Dave just started this job this year so I have yet to meet his colleagues, so it will be nice to do so.
My work party. We alternate between a dinner/dance, and a holiday lunch. This year we are doing the lunch, we are going to close the office in the afternoon, and enjoy some food and cocktails. I know our social committee has a few special things planned so I am excited about that.
Santa at Sherway. Last year we pre-booked our reservation to see Santa at Sherway Gardens. This is an hour long event where kids get to sit with Santa while he reads a story, sings some songs, and then the parents can take their own photos of their kids on Santa's lap. I love not having to wait in line, getting more photos than just the typical Santa's lap photo, and the proceeds to go charities, including Sleeping Children Around the World, a charity near and dear to my Papa's heart.
Here are some pictures from last year:
This is the first year we are not travelling for Christmas, and my parents are coming up from Nova Scotia. They arrive the week before Christmas so I am looking forward to that! We will get to attend our own church on Christmas Eve, and they have a candlelight communion service at 11:00 pm.
And last but not least, the biggest event on our calendar is the party we are hosting. I have always wanted to have a Christmas open house/drop-in and this year we are finally doing it. We have invited a lot of people and although I don't expect everyone to come, I think we will have a full house. This week I will start making some things that I can freeze ahead of time. I know this will be a big task, but I think it will be great, and if it is successful, we can make it an annual tradition.
Happy Holidays! Let's do this!!