January 2, 2013
One More Dose of Christmas
I hope the holidays were happy and sweet for everyone - we certainly had a wonderful time, full of lots of friends and family.
It's tough getting back into the normal, everyday swing of things, though, don't you think?
Yesterday, I finished packing up our decorations, and Alice put up a small fight over her stocking. She just really didn't want to see it leave the mantel.
"Mama is putting Christmas away," I heard her tell her dad. "I want it to be Christmas again."
I can understand.
Last year around this time, when all the festivities were officially over, we went out - just the three of us - for one last Christmas lights tour. It was a really lovely night and a nice way to wave "so long" to the season.
Anyway, here are a few ideas in case you and your kiddos have just a just a little more Christmas to get out of your systems:
Snow and Skating
Santa's Village and Lights on the Farm are closed for the year, but, at least through Saturday, there's still snow tubing and ice skating to be had at Dell'Osso Family Farm in Lathrop. Check here for hours and ticket information.
Through Sunday, a display of hundreds of Department 56 Christmas houses, figurines and decor will be open for viewing at Lincoln Center North. (Pacific Avenue and Benjamind Holt Drive in Stockton). Lit daily from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
I betcha a lot of people are waiting until this weekend to take down their holiday lights. The Record newspaper compiled a list of some of San Joaquin County's most impressive displays and built this handy little guide. Jot down the addresses, pour some hot cocoa into your Thermoses and head out.
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