Sunday, December 1, 2019

Center Street Christmas Celebration

Our cute little town's Christmas tree lighting celebration was last night. It was a celebration for the reopening Center Street, which has been closed for months, and a ribbon cutting for the new arch over the street. There was a short parade, carolers, our high school bad played Christmas music, candy windows unveiled at our local candy company. It was a nice way to spend a cold Saturday afternoon.

Logan is a lovely all year, but at Christmas time, it's really something to see. It's got a distinct Hallmark Christmas movie-like feel. Lots of people came out for the Christmas celebration so it was crowded, but still a really good time with a strong community feel.

The short parade included Santa being pulled down Center Street on an antique fire wagon by the Highpoint Clydesdales. They are the biggest horses I have ever seen, but truly beautiful creatures. We got up closer for a look while they were parked in the middle of the street. They are huge...

I managed to get pretty close, despite the crowds and get a shot of these gorgeous horses that won the World Clydesdale Competition in 2018.

When the short parade with Santa and the horses was done, there was a tree lighting and a ribbon cutting for the opening of the Center Street arch. The snow on those trees isn't an affectation, we've gotten about a foot and a half of snow over the past two days. The trees are huge, flanking Center Street behind the new arch, and light up. While we waited for the tree lighting, even though Matt objected to my attempt to take a picture of us in the middle of the crowd, I got one. I actually think this pic came out really good, a rare gem!

After the tree lighting, seeing the Clydesdales, and the arch we took a little walk down Center Street to the corner of main. I snapped a couple of pics of this cute little street along the way...

This is a look down Center Street toward our main street. You can see how close the mountains are in this shot, as well as the lovely old buildings. The right hand side is Wells Fargo bank, built in 1914.

This theater is the oldest in town. It's been renovated in the last couple of years and though I haven't ever been inside, I've heard it's still got it's original charm. They were showing "A Christmas Story" there tonight for free. We didn't stay for the movie, but I just love this theater.

There were carolers outside the Caine Lyric Theater, but in this picture the crowds were there to see the reindeer. There were too many people crowded around to get a good picture of the little fella. 

These reindeer, made of what looks like grapevine, are on both sides of the street and are situated at both ends of the this block.

After seeing the rest of the street, we circled back around to see the Candy windows in front of our local candy shop, Blue Bird Candy Company. Their candy is amazing and this year they did candy windows! There were three different designs, but this one of Frosty is the the only one I could catch without too much glare. Their windows are a little bit tinted, so that with the glare of the setting sun, the other two were impossible to capture. But even still, they are gorgeous.

Once we'd seen the candy windows, we headed out to have dinner. It was a perfectly lovely afternoon. So much so, I think I'm going to convince him to go to a few more of these sorts of things this winter!