Christmas is fast approaching and I thought it would be the perfect time to ask a few of our residents and team members the pressing questions of the day, “what is your favorite holiday activity?” And “what is your favorite holiday tradition?” Here are a few of the responses I received…
Carol assistant manager at Mark Twain apartments said her favorite holiday activity is to take a drive through the city looking at lights and then come home and bake sugar cookies for Santa. Her favorite holiday tradition is to bake pull -a- parts and talk and reminisce about our childhood memories. It seems like Christmas lights are a common theme because up north Jamey the manager at Evergreen Court reports one of her favorite holiday activities is to drive around and see the Christmas lights people have put up. Her favorite holiday tradition is gathering the entire family for a Christmas Eve ritual, “each one gets to say anything we want, generally about what has happened in our lives in the past year. Then we eat lots of good food and open a ton of presents!”
As for me, my favorite activity is spending time with family and friends and although it’s hard to narrow it down (there are so many great traditions this time of year) my favorite is probably one my family started a few years back. Every day we try to find Elf (Maybe you have heard of Elf on the shelf) it turns out that the cute little elf keeps a watchful eye on everyone in the house throughout the day and every night he reports back to
Santa who has been naughty and nice. His nightly trips to the North Pole means he ends up in a new location every morning and the kids try to find him! We also love to ‘find the pickle’ someone hides a pickle in the Christmas tree, finding it is harder than you would think! Want to make your own Christmas elf? Click here http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/nutty-little-elves-ornaments-811551/ for instruction of how to make a peanut elf (very cute!)
There are lots of great places to see Christmas lights all around us but a few of the giant ones that are worth a short trip include 5716 Hazel Avenue SE and 211th place just north of Auburn-Black diamond Road in Auburn, 1822 North Frace Street, 1720 South 9th, and 214 S. 55th Street in Tacoma and 8316 52ndStreet Court West in University Place.
All of these are quite spectacular and most are featured on Komo News website at http://www.komonews.com/weather/lights Of course we can’t forget zoolights at Point defiance Zoo, it’s always a favorite!
Let us know your favorite light display, tradition or activity.