Apparently, more is more when it comes to celebrations in the CWE. There were two fabulous events this past Saturday afternoon, the kick-off to the 4th Annual Window Walk and the 9th Annual Holiday on the Plaza. It was freezing cold, but in spite of the weather there were lots of people, including many children, enjoying an action-filled afternoon.
The entertainment included a jumping reindeer, above, and two other performers from Circus Kaput shown in the following two photos...
...the abominable snowman living statue...
and Jack Frost.
There were strolling carolers, above and below.
An open fire on the patio at Gamlin's provided welcome warmth and a comfortable place to sit and enjoy a complimentary hot chocolate, warm cider or Bloody Mary.
Two horse-drawn carriages, stocked with warm blankets, ferried passengers from Lindell to McPherson.
Three of the ice sculptures are still in place today, however the angel above apparently took flight and landed on Maryland Plaza.
The Landolfi Quartet played its beautiful music outside Coffee Cartel.
A group of girls was oblivious to the activities outside as they celebrated a birthday getting manicures at La Petite Spa.
A Sugar Plum Fairy twirled hula hoops by Mike's Bikes and Lemonspalon.
A long line formed for a photo op with a Budweiser Clydesdale, above. The photos were taken by a tech from GoodEye Photoshare, created by CWEnder Bruce Seymour.
Be sure to walk around and see all the fabulous windows the shopkeepers have created and vote for your favorites. Votes must be cast in person at any of the neighborhood businesses. The contest continues until the end of the month.
Photos from the Holiday on the Plaza event will be posted tomorrow.