Mackinac Island Christmas Bazaar Trip – Post 6

Just getting in from the Christmas lighting ceremony, followed by a quick visit to the rummage sale (part of the Christmas Bazaar), and a walk back up Market Street to see the lights.

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Captured this out the back door just as we were about to leave this afternoon.

Christmas elves!

Christmas elves!

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Right after the tree lighting we rushed – along with everyone else – over to the fire station for the rummage sale.  Jill and Sue found a great Pink Pony shirt.  Ted, they’re planning on sending this home with me for your Christmas gift.

The light show started one house before the corner.

The light show started just a few feet beyond the fire station.

The beginning of the corner . . .

The beginning of the walk to the corner . . .

. . . and when you turn the corner - WOW!

. . . further up the street . . .

A beautifully decorated house across the street from Chambers Corner.

. . . . a beautifully decorated house across from Chambers Corner . . .

. . . and around the corner - WOW!

. . . and around the corner – WOW!

On Mackinac Santa's sleigh is drawn by a horse - of course.

On Mackinac, Santa’s sleigh is drawn by a horse – of course.

This window is just so happy looking with all the Santas!

This window is just so happy looking with all the Santas!

Elves on the front porch of the Chambers house.

Elves on the front porch . . . and on the steps!

Love this window.

Love this window.

Back to the Village Inn for a little something to warm us up!

Back to the Village Inn for a little something to warm us up!

As I stood in this beautiful spot with these beautiful people singing Silent Night, tears came to my eyes. I thought to myself that, although majestic, you really don't need huge choirs and symphonic orchestras to celebrate the birth of Christ. Listening to these folks tonight - singing those special words a cappella - was a very moving experience.

As I stood in this beautiful spot tonight, with these beautiful people singing Silent Night, tears came to my eyes. Although majestic, you really don’t need huge choirs and symphonic orchestras to celebrate the birth of Christ in song. Listening to these folks tonight – singing those special words a cappella – was a very, very moving experience.  I’m so glad I was here.

Tomorrow the Christmas Bazaar officially begins and will include a silent auction and a huge room full of home-made and brand new items to purchase and to buy at auction.  A special time for the kids will be the arrival of Santa Claus via a fire truck.

See you there!

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10 thoughts on “Mackinac Island Christmas Bazaar Trip – Post 6

      • Brenda, it’s also black and white, but I saw the Christmas tree with all the lights. It was a bright white tree in the middle of the street with lots of people standing around. I wish I was there with you. Paws Patrol Christmas party tonight.

  1. Looks like you elves are really enjoying yourselves and what beautiful decorations around town! The tree looks spectacular and sounds like a wonderful turnout for the lighting. I’m sure it was all very moving and thrilled that you were able to be there in person. Enjoy your evening and more fun to come for you tomorrow. Thanks for sharing….

  2. I am so happy for you that you are getting to enjoy all the excitement of this weekend, but I am so thankful that you take me along! You have no idea how much I love your blog and photos! It’s a wonderful break from the craziness of my life! Bring on the stories and pictures, I wish I was there today to buy one of those hand painted ornaments. Have a wonderful time.

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