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Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas on the Plaza

We're very blessed to have a magnificent place to go...especially during Christmas. It's the Country Club Plaza (pictured below). It really is like the song, *City sidewalks busy sidewalks dressed in holiday style. In the air there's a feeling of Christmas. Children laughing; people passing; meeting smile after smile...* After walking in the brisk air, it's time to relax with a mug of hot cocoa and watch the other shoppers and horse-drawn carriages.  Is there a special place YOU enjoy going during the holidays?
 

39 comments:

Stela James said...

I am glad to see these things here too beautiful.

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Sue Giannotta said...

What a gorgeous, inspired location to spend some Christmas time in.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Janean,
I love the song “Silver Bells”, especially when Bob Hope would sing it on his Christmas show with a pretty guest star or his wife, Delores. This place looks magical. Pass me the cocoa!
Merry Christmas, dear friend.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas..." beautiful photos, Janean. I sure would enjoy a warm cup and seeing that in person! Have a great weekend!

Mari said...

Beutiful pictures and the cocoa one looks so inviting!

My fav, Rockefeller Center! My home town.

cottageprims said...

So pretty! Would definatly bring on some holiday cheer and spirit.Warm Blessings!~Amy
Ps. Of course I laughed about green bean silly.

NanaDiana said...

OMGosh, Janean- What a perfectly magical Christmas setting. You are blessed to be able to experience it...Hugs- Diana

Dianna said...

Beautiful...absolutely beautiful! I think I'll go make a cup of hot chocolate! ;)

devonaz said...

Beautiful...where is that..

Deb said...

oh it looks wonderful

Dolores said...

Wow, that's so beautiful!!!! The San Antonio River walk is beautiful all the time, but especially this time of year with all the twinkling lights.
Hugs,

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How gorgeous! We love to visit a town square close by...but the most fun was Rainbow Springs! Magical! ♥

Sharon said...

What a breath taking view.
I would love a cup of the sweet looking cocoa.
Happy Holidays to you and yours.

katie said...

I love the Plaza. I saw it one year back in about 1985 from the air. Very impressive. We used to go there every year. Haven't been there in 20 years. Nothing like that in Warsaw.

Merry Christmas, will be putting the cookie recipe on my blog soon.

Catherine Holman said...

I love the Plaza at Christmas time! We haven't made it there yet, but will hopefully this week.
Merry Christmas,
Catherine

On Crooked Creek said...

Janean,
Haven't been to the Plaza since I went as a child with my parents. I remember all the sights and sounds and the horses! (Always wanted a pony for Christmas! HA!)
Here on the Prairie, we usually drive to a lighted park nearby and listen to their Christmas music and the lighted displays. Then it's home to hot cocoa and cookies!
Enjoy your Holiday season, dear!
Thanks for the memories!
Fondly,
Pat

Oklahoma Granny said...

That just takes my breath away!

Farm Girl said...

That is just beautiful! It would be a lovely place to go for a walk.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Wow, totally amazing. The hot chocolate looks delicious too. I like the mini chocolate chips.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Absolutely beautiful. Yes we have the Mission Inn in Riverside, CA. They put 3.5 million lights on the outside building.

It's me said...

Beautiful........happy hollidays darling.................love Ria....xxxxx.....

La Maison en Wonderboom said...

Whow!!!!!
And the chocolate mmmmmm

Hugs
Hermine

voiceofpendergrass said...

I enjoy going to Phipps in Atlanta to see the Christmas Decorations and watch the shoppers!
But growing up in KS MO, I have a special place in my heart of memories for the Country Club Plaza. Truly a very unique place all year around but especially at Christmas. On the rare occasions over the past 23 years that we've been fortunate enough to visit KC over the Christmas time, we always have to visit the Plaza, what a thrill!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Linda said...

Wow, that's really fantastic, Janean!! I've never seen anything like that in person.

We don't have anything even close that here, but we will drive around the nice neighborhood in our town that has a lot of Christmas lights on "our Christmas Eve" which is Wednesday, the 22nd. Daughter won't be here from the 23rd night to the 26th, so we have our Christmas early.

Years ago now, Jim and I visited this place named "Cullen Gardens" in Whitby Ontario, which has since closed, but on a frosty December night, we took the light tour through the gardents and Miniature village and it's the closest thing to your lovely place, that I can recall. It was all snowy and magical.

Hope you have a blessed weekend,
Linda

Suz said...

Oh my..I'm going to have to move

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

That's just amazing. Looks like they go all out.

This is going to sound a little bogan but I promise it's not. The brewery put on a light display here every year and have since I was a child. People from far nd wide make the trek. We still go every year but it's nothing like your Plaza display.

There is something though about tradition and having these rituals that makes Christmas seem so much more special !

Bernie said...

Beautiful my friend.
I love Churchill Square downtown Edmonton, it is so beautiful especially when we have fresh snow, I love it!.....:-)Hugs

Kathy said...

What a stunning picture, makes we want to go there for Christmas instead of dreaming of NYC

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Wow honey you really do have a wonderful place to celebrate Christmas. I would love to have a place so lovely.
Your hot choolate looks so good now I have to go and make me a cup. lol
Just wanted to come by and wish you a very Merry Christmas
Love
Maggie

Nancy said...

So beautiful. The first picture looks like a gingerbred village. It must be wonderful to experience this.

Pondside said...

What a beautiful place!
Earlier this week we drove down to the provincial parliament buildings to look at the lights there and in the Inner Harbour - beautiful! Tonight we'll take the grandchildren out to see the firetruck parade.

SHERRI ROCHA said...

WELL HOW BEAUTIFUL THE VIEW IS AND ILL TAKE A CUP OF THE HOT CHOCOLATE
PLEASE!!! HAVE A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY MERRY CHRITMAS XOXO SHERRI

Tammy@beatrice banks said...

Awesome photos! That is a great place. Of course, I'm a huge fan of hot cocoa, even devoted a whole post to the stuff. Thanks for sharing and have the Happiest of Holidays!
Tammy

Sylvia said...

Hello Janean,
What a nice place !
We love to go to Christmas fairs, you can drink there hot cocoa too and gluewein.
I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas time,
Sylvia

Deborah said...

The lights at Christmas..love them all!
And nothing better than a mug of hot cocoa!
I'd love to visit Niagara on the lake at Christmas time!!
Christmas Blessings Janean!

Deborah xoxo

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Oh so beautiful Janean. It reminds me of the lights at Disneyland!
Have a wonderful Christmas :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Lissa said...

that is simply amazing! wow! Merry Christmas!

Solange said...

Oh, those pictures look very Christmas like! enjoy the days to come !

FairfieldHouse said...

Manhattan -- Radio City Music Hall for the Christmas Show, Ice Skating at Rockefeller Center, Shopping, Carriage Ride through Central Park, Mass at St Patrick's Cathedral ...