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Christmas Fun Around Steuben County

By on Jan 3, 2018 in Events, Family Fun, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Santa Arrives at the Mound When I was a little girl my parents took me to the mound the day after Thanksgiving to see Santa arrive and the lights around the mound turn on for the Christmas season.  Back then I remember him arriving on the calliope and it was quite a sight to see.  When I became an adult, I still enjoyed going there to see the lights turn on. Now that I have children of my own, I make it a point every year to continue the tradition because seeing that sparkle in their eyes makes me so happy.     We parked and walked up to the northwest quadrant where people were waiting to see Santa at the Brokaw Theatre.  Santa no longer arrives on the calliope but the calliope was on site and was playing Christmas songs.  It sure made me smile and made memories of my childhood come flooding back.  We didn’t have to wait very long for the police to block off the roads and Santa appeared with Mrs. Claus and all the reindeer.  It’s always quite a sight and the girls had the look of Christmas cheer on their faces.  After Santa circled the mound a few times he stopped to say Merry Christmas to everyone and went into the Brokaw Theatre to start visiting with the long line of children waiting to see him.  We did not stay to see Santa because we had plans to visit with him another day.  This is a wonderful tradition the entire family can enjoy.  If you haven’t been to see Santa arrive, definitely go next year because it’s a magical experience for both the young and old.                   Hamilton Old Fashion Christmas Parade I am originally from Angola and never really ventured to Hamilton until I met my husband because he owns a business there.  Three years ago was my first time ever taking part in the Old Fashion Christmas Parade.  That year we actually were in it and helped decorate a horse drawn carriage.  Last year we opted to watch the parade because it travels right past my husband’s Marina.  Since we enjoyed watching the...

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