Christmas is my favorite time of the year. Normally, our house looks like the North Pole. Since we are going to be away so much this year, we just had to rely on the beautiful decorations around town!
While doing some Christmas shopping in Old St. Charles, we were treated to this group of boys. They were marching up and down the cobble stoned streets, playing Christmas carols on their instruments. It was very fitting for the charming city that is very proud of their American history.
We ran in Wal-Mart one evening to grab a few things, and saw the Coke truck parked out front. The entire truck was covered in LED lights!
It was really pretty!
The Santa station inside Wal-Mart. We saw Santa later, but didn't
take a picture.
The big tree in the center of the Galleria Mall.
The large Christmas display is set up over an area that is home to several fountains and an indoor pond. They set up risers in the water with the displays and Santa on top.
I love the velvet ribbon that they use on the tree.
Even the little waiting bridge and Santa's chair are set up over water. It's really quite pretty.
We have also visited a few of the city parks in the area to see their displays as well. Alas, it won't really be Christmas until I see the ceramic tree out at my parents house!