You’d think Santa would be too busy this time of year to drop in on our little local community band concert. You’d be wrong. We have a very special relationship with Santa, and he stops by every year for our holiday concert. (Photos from last year’s visit – I forgot the camera this year!)
This year he was almost late! He says it’s because he was halfway here when he realized he was wearing his Crocs instead of his Santa boots, so he had to go back to the Santa House and change his shoes.
It was a wonderful concert. Children were invited to come up on stage and shake jingle bells while we played Here Comes Santa Claus. We told them if they rang those bells loud enough Santa would come. And he did. Then the children danced to Rock Around the Christmas Tree while Santa directed the band. That was probably the highlight of the concert for their parents; you should have seen the little one’s faces. Priceless. I almost lost my place in the music because I was watching the kids dance.
The music was therapeutic for me too. It’s been a long week but it ended perfectly with beautiful music and a wonderful and supportive community all coming together to celebrate.
Merry Christmas everyone. Enjoy your weekend.