Thursday, 17 December 2015

Christmas on the Farm

Once again, on the first weekend in December, we made our way to the sleepy little town of Schomberg, Ontario, to enjoy their annual Christmas on Main Street. For $5.00 entry (and free for kids) Main Street is full of carol singers, ventriloquists, magicians, fire eaters, entertainers of all sorts, and a huge craft show and sale. The firemen give out steaming hot chocolate from the back of the fire truck for a donation in the fireman's boot. There are blazing fire barrels to warm you. You can try your hand at ice sculpture. There are real reindeer for the children to gaze at. And at around 8:00pm, the long anticipated Giant Farm Equipment Christmas Parade begins. This is only a very small sample of the parade. Sorry.... not the greatest pictures ever taken, I was just too excited!








This Christmas Santa Claus Parade is the best ever.... it really starts the Christmas season off for me!

14 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Oh what fun.
Thank you for taking us along.

Marie Smith said...

The farm equipment looks happy to me! Lol. What a lovely tradition.

Sheila said...

Haven't been to Schomberg for 40 years! That looks like a lot a fun.

Anvilcloud said...

Those pictures are just fine. It's not easy, as I have found.

Lowell said...

That would be an exciting event in which to participate! I can sense the happiness that pervades it. Great fun. Night photos are difficult, but these are excellent.

Hilary said...

Night photography is very difficult. You did well.

I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Peterborough holds an evening Santa Clause parade as well. I plan to make that my next post.

Shammickite said...

Hilary.... bet you don't have giant combine harvesters though....!

Keith Smith said...

We used to have a Christmas street fair in the High Street until a few years ago. Now it has been banned by "The Authorities" as being dangerous and a hazard to emergency vehicles and buses trying to get past.

The town Christmas lights have been changed from multi-coloured twinkling one to plain white, and the big sign over the street has been changed from "Merry Christmas!" to "Happy Winterfest". So it is pretty boring on the run-up to Christmas now. . . .

EG CameraGirl said...

This looks like a fun event! Neat photos, actually.

stardust said...

The parade of the twinkling farm vehicles is so fantastic. Really worth visiting. I’d like to warm up with the hot chocolate watching the parade in person. Wish you a heart-warming Christmas and a healthy, happy New Year.

Yoko

sousca said...

Wow! What fun. All good pics, but I like the first one best of the Massey Ferguson tractor with disc harrows. The local farmers must be good sports.
Little Rascal thinks the combiner looks a bit scary.

Jono said...

Never thought of putting lights on my tractor before. Maybe I should start a new tradition.

ann @ studiohyde said...

I love how they decorate the tractors and everyone enjoys an evening out like this...fun for kids and adults alike.

Have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from us here in deepest darkest Devon :-)

sonia a. mascaro said...

Great photos! The Christmas Santa Claus Parade looks really amazing!

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year!
I am very lucky to have you as my friend!