Last night, we met up with our brother-in-law and his family at Santas Village in Richardson. This was our first time to see it at night. The twins and I had been there for a day time field trip when they were in Kindergarten, but we’ve never managed to make it there at night until now. It’s only open about three weekends in December from 6-9 pm, so by the time we thought about it, it was usually over.
What a neat place, but boy was it crowded! There’s no charge to visit, which is likely why it’s so popular. We got there just in time to see Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive in style in their Richardson Fire Truck — what a grand entrance! The duo stepped off the truck and shook hands with a few folks then off they went to their respective village dwellings. I saw people starting to follow them so I rounded up the twins and did the same so we could find a good spot to wait for Daddy while he parked the car. Good thing I headed in that direction because that was, apparently, everyone starting to get in line to visit with Santa – yikes!
Santa’s dwelling is near the BIG tree with all the lights. It’s iconic so you can’t miss it.
Here are the twins with their cousin reaching up to try to touch the lights. Sorry kids, it just wasn’t going to happen — but great try and great photo too!