Getting into the Holiday Spirit

Last night I went to Boston Common’s Tree Lighting event with a few friends. Despite the freezing temperatures we were determined to see the damn tree ablaze with Christmas glory. There were some performances but mostly we just gossiped and caught up, and also hopped around trying to stay warm. At 8 the tree lit up and fireworks went off. Then we practically ran to the North End for pasta and red wine to thaw once the ceremony was over. What a fun way to kick off the season!

Christmas Tree in the Boston Common

From @BostonTweet and doctored up by moi on Instagram

Christmas Decorations in downtown Boston

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Boston

Via djenkins10 instagram

However, the only white stuff on the ground that I will see on my Christmas is sand. This year I am spending the holidays with family in Key West. It’s been a few years since we’ve been down there around Christmas and I cannot wait. I prefer palm trees wrapped in lights to twinkling Douglas-firs any Christmas.

Over the weekend I plan to get some gifts ready to be shipped to friends and family far away, send out my cards and possibly decorate my apartment. Oh, and I’m also running the Yulefest 5k as a reindeer on Sunday. Yep, I am ready for the holidays!

Where will you spend the holidays? What gets you into the holiday spirit?

Key West House decorated for Christmas

Old Town Key West House decorated with lights
Via lindyloos instagram

Santa in Key West

Southernmost Beach in Key West with Santa
Via houhoulis503 instagram

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