Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas Traditions

I'm sure you all have Christmas traditions, if you're anything like me, these change as we our lives change.

When I was a little girl, my sisters and brother and I couldn't wait to see the Christmas window displays at the H.C. Prange store in Appleton. Families would line the streets to walk past the windows and marvel at the animated figurines. You can click HERE below to take a peak into the past.

If you're up for a trip, you can see some of the displays at the Neville Museum in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Another favorite memory is driving around town and looking at lights. I did this with my family growing up and then with my children. Back in the 80s and 90s, in Milwaukee, there were 3 main neighborhoods to go to. Candy Cane Lane, Christmas Card Lane and Orchard Hills. Cars would wind through these neighborhoods night after night. One of these 3 remains: Candy Cane Lane

Besides being an excellent destination for Christmas light viewing, Candy Cane Lane also supports Midwest Athletes against Childhood Cancer (MACC). Click here for a listing of appearances of local celebrities.

We have other Christmas traditions, going to midnight services at our church, family gatherings and of course cookies. I'll be back later to share some favorite cookie recipes with you.

What are your family Christmas traditions?