There are many things I love. Isn’t it a wonderful world we live in where there are so many things to love? As you already know, I love Disneyland. What you might not know is that I absolutely adore Christmas decorations. I have two complete sets of Christmas decorations in contrasting colors. I even coordinate my wrapping. I love to go to festive places during the holidays and soak in that Christmas-y feeling. The lights are magical, the music serene, and I love to absorb the atmosphere of general goodwill.
So, it would stand to reason that one of the most magical of Christmas places would be Disneyland, since they routinely go overboard in just about every way. Over the top–yes, but they do it with class, symmetry, and beauty. And lots and lots of $$$$$.
We had the enormous pleasure of going to Disneyland right after finals (boy was I ever in a hurry to submit grades) and before Christmas. We went with some dear friends, new friends, and even met up with my brother and his family who have been away at medical school. We have missed them so much, so where better to have a reunion than at the happiest place on earth? I converted my brother to Disneyland a couple of years ago. He was convinced it was just over-priced stupidity. But after his little guy met Minnie Mouse the first time we went together and nearly wept with joy (I kid you not–this little four year old had shining eyes of joy), all my brother had to do was look at his little boy’s eyes and he was sunk. He has been an addict ever since, and is always game to figure out how to go back.
But, I digress. Needless to say, despite the sometimes almost unmanageable crowds, we had a simply marvelous time. In another post I will outline some of the seasonal activities and treats you can’t miss. Today I thought I would just give you a picture tour of Disneyland’s Decked Halls.
As a final tribute, here is a lovely shot of the “Partners” statue surrounded by a forest of poinsettias.
My next post will be devoted to a few events at Disneyland that take place over the holidays. So amazingly fun! Stay tuned…..