I know it has barely ticked over to November, but I am feeling that Christmas is well and truly jingling its
stress craziness magic into our little worlds. There are some things I really love about Christmas. There are some things that I curse every year but find that very little changes.I shake my head at the amount of money spent. I wonder each Boxing Day about all that effort. All that wrapping paper. All that food. For one day! But I love the time with family. I love the festivity and the parties. I love Christmas carols and Christmas pudding. I love presents. I love the smell of a real Christmas tree. I love the looks on the kids faces when they get “just what they always wanted”. I love the memories from childhood that Christmas brings to me. The traditions that made it the most exciting time of the year.
One of those traditions for us was Christmas caroling in our street every Christmas Eve. All the kids would gather together, walk from house to house, belting out 3 of the households favourite carols and then finish off with a party before being tucked up in time for Santa to do his thing.
I often think about the traditions my kids will have and their memories of Christmas. Last year we went along to Santas Magical Kingdom in Melbourne and I’m thinking this could be one of those traditions, so we are heading off their again this year.
It was such a great way to get in to the spirit and there was plenty to see and do for the big kids and the little ones. The bigger boys loved the big slide and had many many turns and races with each other. They also loved the circus, particularly the motorbike riders spinning crazily around in a metal dome. There were rides for all ages, there was Santa and Mrs Claus, there was snow, there was Christmas trees, carols playing, and lots and lots of lights and beautiful decorations. Here are a few snapshots from our night there last year.
This year I have a family pass to give away for November 30th starting 10am. So if you are in Melbourne and would love to make this part of your Christmas celebration, leave a comment telling me one of your favourite Christmas memories. And don’t forget to head over to Facebook and like my page and check out the Santa’s Magical Kingdom page too.
Competition closes 18th November 2013, 5pm aest.