Heres the thing: No amount of complaining or gnashing of teeth will prevent the holidays from coming earlier and earlier each year. Soon, Christmas in July wont just be a funny name for a sale. So deal. And join in the fun as early as possible. The Annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree
, happening at 6 p.m. this evening in downtown Alton (Piasa Street and Broadway, Alton, Illinois), is a good place to start. Here, youll find Santa, who is taking a break from his obsessive list-checking to pose for some pics with the kiddies (and adults, too, we suppose). And you know wherever Señor Claus is, cookies are nearby the sweet treats are like his fuel. Fortunately, the Alton folks have enough goodies for everyone, plus a little hot chocolate to wash it all down. Youll also have a chance to catch some live music and trek around the square in a trolley itll all be very quaint and sweet and festive! For more information about the tree-lighting ceremonies, call 618-463-1016. And dont forget to carol all the way home tis the season!
Fri., Nov. 16, 2007