HAPPY HOLIDAYS! That's our mayor walking into my image.
It was VERY pleasant outside... but still warmer inside.
I was somewhat enamored with all the pretty, colorful, out-of-focus lights. (Actually, this is exactly what I'd see without my glasses on.)
I think our parade is where the fire trucks come from all the towns, villages, and bergs that don't have their own parade.
The German heritage in the area is rivaled by the Dutch -- and in Little Chute, it's very much the flip. Next summer, the construction of an authentic, working windmill will commence (it's actually building built in Holland, will be disassembled, shipped over, and reassembled on site -- pretty cool).
Oooooh, pretty lights!
And Santa Claus! Ho ho ho!!