Sometimes it's hard living in such a small town, but other times I absolutely love it. Christmas times is one of those times when it's magical to live in a quaint little college town. One of our favorite Christmas activities this month was the Dartmouth Tree Lighting ceremony. The tree lighting itself isn't too spectacular, but the fun part is the free festivities in all the shops throughout Hanover. Some stores had free hot cocoa and treats, others had fun crafts and activities. We didn't make it to everything, but we stopped in at a few places and had a great time!
The first thing we did was take a horse-drawn carriage ride down Main Street and around town. Main street is so beautiful this time of year with the Christmas lights, wreaths, and decorated store-fronts.
Next we stopped in at Lou's bakery where they had tons of delicious gingerbread men to decorate and enjoy.
I must say, Lou's makes some of the softest, yummiest gingerbread cookies around!
(Mya would totally agree with that statement).
The Hanover Inn had a cool display of gingerbread houses and electric trains.
(Maren, I thought of you with this John Deere tractor)
We made it over to the Dartmouth green just in time to see the tree light up. There were carolers and tents with hot cocoa and cookies. We had already surpassed our sugar limit for the night so we skipped the lines for hot cocoa and walked down the street and picked up a pizza instead.
Such a fun night!