Yesterday it snowed our first “big” snow! Meaning snow stuck on the ground and is still on the ground!
I am so happy it did snow, because now I feel a little bit more comfortable listening to Christmas music and doing holiday festivities 🙂
Monte was ready for the big snow!
Even though we may not be completely finished with our 2013 Fall Bucket List, we did cross the first thing off our 2013 Holiday Bucket List last night … the East Village Promenade. It was a bit chilly, but it was a fun evening to get us in the spirit!
The East Village was decked out in lights all the way down the street. Monte thought those were awesome!
Our first stop was the State Historical Building where Santa, a DJ, and a chili supper was being held for Toys for Tots. I was not sure how well Monte would respond to Santa this year. Last year, he was a little young and I don’t think he really understood what was going on. This year, he smiled at him, but as soon as we got him on Santa’s lap, he was not a fan.
He did give Santa a high-five and “pounded it” with him. I’m glad it was not such a horrific experience!
After visiting with Santa, we headed to dinner at Quinton’s! Oh my goodness, if you have not been there, it is defiantly one place to check out! It’s a sports bar, but the various burgers and sandwiches they offer … are amazing!
While we were waiting for our food, chatting and some were playing foosball … a group of carolers came in!
After we stuffed ourselves with good beer, sandwiches, and burgers … we headed out to enjoy more lights and do a little window shopping. I have never really shopped in the East Village before and was surprised by all of the unique, local stores! Jett and Monkey’s Dog Shoppe was a fun dog bakery and supply store. They had a few small dogs, that Monte enjoyed seeing. Raygun where they offer t-shirts, local labels, and vintage merchandise. Sticks! I love all of the unique items available. My dad purchased a basset coffee cup for himself 🙂
Overall, the East Village Promenade was a hit! It was the perfect way to kick off this 2013 holiday season. I am excited!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Friday evening and has an awesome weekend! Enjoy this snow and some hot cocoa!