Ready or not,Christmas is literally right around the corner! I hope you are all ready,and have a wonderful Holiday with family and/or friends :@)
Last year I had planned on posting about a Christmas Tradition in the town where I live,somehow that post never happened....so a year later here it is...
The largest park in town is right on the Arkansas River,and aptly named Riverside Park. However during the Holidays (from the Friday night after Thanksgiving,until just after the first of the New Year) it is also known as Holiday Park!
This tree is decorated with miniature crocheted hats.
A Patriotic tree,all decked out in flags. This view is looking back up the walkway towards the entrance of the park.
Electrical switch plates that have been decorated with red paint. Stand out from the other decorations on this tree.
This photo is taken at about the halfway point on the walkway,you can just see Mr. P checking out the decorations on one of the trees.
This is one of the trees that is a memorial to a loved one. There are numerous photos of a solider decorating this tree.
A tree with handmade sheep decorations all over.
How about a tree that is decorated with non other than real skis! Goes perfectly with the snow on the ground.
The angel adorning the top of this tree is made from a re-cycled Dr. pepper soda bottle.
As you can see the trees line both sides of the walkway,down to this spot where there are usually flowers surrounding the tree behind the sign that is there now. The trees also continue around this center part,and also the outer circle.
The sign reads:
Started by two sisters to commemorate their mother. Holiday Park has become a much-anticipated part of Salida's Holiday Celebration. Community groups,organizations,and businesses decorate their adopted trees to highlight their products,employees or members. Families and individuals adopt trees to Memorialize a Loved one. All of the trees reflect the spirit and community that is Salida Colorado. Welcome to Holiday Park ~ Salida's Holiday Tradition
Christmas Tree Mountain: Every year after the Parade of Lights (also on the Friday evening after Thanksgiving) ends in downtown Salida,Santa flips the switch and Christmas Tree Mountain once again lights up for the Holiday season! The heart and the S in the photo below are there all year round.
Merry Christmas to All,and to All a good night! See you after the Holidays...