On a bitter cold night, the boys and I waited for his arrival. The bearded one in a red suit was to arrive in Baumholder to help light the community Christmas tree and visit with the children.
The crowd sang Jingle Bells and chanted “Santa, Santa, Santa.” In a grand scene, sirens roared and blue lights pierced the dark sky. As the fire engine approached, we caught a glimpse of him in the window waving to the crowd like royalty. Santa stepped from the fire engine as cheers and applause erupted. He let out a boisterous “Ho, Ho, Ho” and made his way to the unlit tree.
It was at this point that I seriously thought I would loose the contents of my stomach. You see this wasn’t just any mall Santa. It was my husband and I was nervous for him. What if a child asked for something that was totally impossible? What if the costume made a child cry. What if, what if, what if?
As I watched him make his way to the gazebo where he would spend the evening asking “what would you like for Christmas?” the nervousness left me. I thought to myself “He’s got this.” After all, Jason is warm & welcoming, has a twinkle in his eye and looks great in red!
The evening was a success. Santa received many hugs and I love you’s from the children.
To view more photos of the event visit this photo set :: Baumholder Christmas Tree Lighting