We enjoy the Lighting of the Square to kick off Christmas in Woodstock. We made a night of it. First we ate dinner at the always-delicious Pirro’s. Then, with winter coats and gloves on we took a stroll around the Square stopping in a few stores: Cobblestones, Read Between the Lynes and Starbucks. We spent a little time sitting and drinking our mochas/hot chocolates and watching the horse and carriage riders and the swelling crowd. Making our way around we then spent a bunch of time just watching the model trains in the front of La Petite Creperie.
Finally we made it onto the Square to sing Christmas Carols along with the Woodstock City Choir and the thousands who had gathered. Thirty minutes later Santa said something Christmas-y and Miss Woodstock threw a big switch and the Square lit up. Buildings outlined. Trees coated. A beautiful sight and cheers from the crowd. A few more songs capped off the night for our family and we went home with a song on our lips.
If you missed the Lighting, check out the other stuff happening over the next few weeks. Woodstock is a great place to enjoy the Christmas season.