31 January 2017

Christmas Kick-Off

While we were in the desert for Thanksgiving, we were invited to the tree lighting ceremony at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. My dad had access passes to a VIP dinner in the ballroom prior to the tree lighting. My mom volunteered to stay home with Finn and the rest of us enjoyed a gourmet meal. It was served buffet style which is basically my boys' dream. We ate a full Thanksgiving dinner with several different meats and side dishes. There was a kids' buffet that even I was tempted to try. The boys' favorite part was the endless hot chocolate.
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We waited outside in the crowd for the tree lighting. I don't think I'll ever get over how funny it is to see palm trees wound with Christmas lights.
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We counted down until the four-story tree was officially lit for the season.
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We were shocked when at the precise moment we ended the countdown, the tree illuminated and fireworks simultaneously shot off in the sky.
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We watched the musically animated Christmas tree lights sync to several songs.
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We walked through the resort's lagoon light display.
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We saw more Christmas trees spread throughout the grounds, surrounded by more palm trees.
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The fancy dinner and tree lighting fireworks display made us wish we lived close enough to kick off Christmas that way every year.
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1 comment:

  1. Lindsey you have been so busy getting these posts up!! Wow!

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