Tuesday, September 22, 2009
So, in December of 2008 the format of our Festival of Lights event changed. Instead of having a live tree at Hamburger Square, the Community Tree Lighting took place at Center City Park with a beautiful tree that was gifted by the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation.
We wanted to keep Hamburger Square active as a South Elm Street anchor for the musical stroll...so what to do.
Well, we created a Winter Wonderland! It was magical....Santa was there, a story-telling tent hosted by Greenboro Public Library, musical peformances, face painting and Marshmallow Roasting. Plus, it snowed!! (We had a little help, but it was great!)
So what do we add this year to make it bigger and better, well of course more snow and more marshmallows....we ran out last year, and we don't want to run out this year!! Ah, and reindeer!! We're having some trouble finding a petting zoo in the area that has a reindeer....if we were in Wisconsin or Michigan, no problem. North Pole...clearly no problem. Greensboro, NC....problem. So, if you can help...please let us know.
All we need is a reindeer for one night!!