Christmas in the Village magic

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Adults and children were entertained by catching “snowflakes” throughout the day. (Photo by Julie Osborne.)

Adults and children were entertained by catching “snowflakes” throughout the day. (Photo by Julie Osborne.)

Snow on Main Street, parade down the bricks, and Santa bringing the new Village Christmas tree to life, I mean, light. It was a glorious day to be in downtown Zionsville on Nov. 30.

The parade arrived with its usual pomp and circumstance ushered in by the Gordon Pipers. There were several colorful floats, talented groups, and, of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus in their horse-drawn carriage. After the parade, a reindeer with elves lingered along with the Dickens carolers and nutcracker characters available for photo shoots. Families enjoyed pizza slices for fifty cents and patiently awaited popcorn and hot chocolate at Inga’s. It all just felt like the way Christmas should be.

My favorite part was the snow or, shall I say, bubble machine that created a snowy scene and kept children smiling and attempting to catch flakes on into the darkness. The town was fully alive until long after the official lighting with Santa’s words, “Ho, ho, ho.” Then it was time for a martini and later dinner at Noah Grant’s.

The best part is that it’s not over. Christmas in the Village continues throughout the weekends in December with horse-drawn carriage rides, Santa at his house at Serenity, trolley rides, and great shopping – especially on Ladies Night Out, Dec. 12, and Men’s Night Out, Dec. 19.

What a magical day. And my wandering continues …

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