Last night my friend Madison, (a.k.a. Awakened Moon) and I headed over to Stone Moutnain National Park for some holiday festivities, This was her first time visiting the monument and what better way to show her the park then at Christmas time. We dressed up in our christmassy best, played holiday tunes and sang the whole way there. Both of us super excited to start having some holiday themed fun. We arrived at the park just in time to catch the last tram up to the top of the mountain. The sun was setting and the skyline was absolutely amazing with the colors. It was a great start to our evening.
Walking around the top of the mountain feels as if you're walking on another planet, the temperature helped with that feeling as well. We had just enough time to walk around, take some silly pictures and check out the different views. It was pretty fun to be one of the few walking around. Not having to deal with crowds or people running through our pictures we got some pretty cool shots. We even got our own tram on the way back down, impromptu photo shoot.
Night started to fall as we entered the christmas village. Lights covered every tree, building and people were rushing around full of christmas spirit. Madison and I included, although I think we had enough holiday spirit to fill the park itself. Dressed to the nines with christmas sweaters, earrins and newly purchased christmas light necklace. The festivities kicked off with a winter parade bringing in Santa and Mrs. Clause. The parade was so adorable and seeing all the kids gleaming at the characters made it even better.
The village had so many little sections, each filled with its own theme. The glass blower, Santa's workshop, Tree Trimming, Santa meet and greet, and tons of food. The one thing I was super excited about was the train ride. I remember taking it years ago and how cute it was, plus I absolutely adore trains. After a couple hours of shopping, wandering, eating and a quick hot chocolate stop, we made our way in line for the train. It was so much fun. The train takes you around the park stopping to watch christmas themed stories, plays and lights. While the train was moving the played christmas carols to which we sang every single one. I don't think I've laughed that hard in a long time.
The train ride was pretty chilly and by the end we were singing and dancing just to keep warm. It still felt amazing to feel the joy and cheer in the atmoshpere. Joking with strangers and even getting to bring a smile to a little girl in line. My heart was filled with pure joy as we made our way to the gates. One of my favorite parts of the night was getting lost on the way out of the park and having gps take us through a drive through snow flake light show. As always our adventures were a great sucess. Today we both joked about having a fun hangover and working from bed. I write this from my awesome popazan chair staring at my christmas tree. The music is playing and hot chocolate steaming. I look forward to my next christmas event tomorrow and saying lines from my favorite holiday movies.
"Magic only comes to those who believe in it."
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