Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Night on the Town

The first Friday of each December joyously brings locals and visitors to the main street of Beaufort, SC. The street is blocked off, shops are opened, and people can leisurely walk through the town checking out the wares of shopkeepers, meeting and talking to people, and tasting and sipping the treats and drinks that have been so kindly laid out. There are lots of things to do for all age groups not to mention being serenaded by various choral groups.

Below, one of the beautiful historic homes demonstrates the Christmas spirit with its beautiful decorations.
Yes, those are umbrellas. It rained the entire time, however, those of us who braved the weather had an absolutely wonderful evening. This group, which later grew to such proportions that you could barely walk through, is waiting for the Beaufort Harbormasters Chorus to begin singing.
Do you recognize the gentleman in the center who shares a close resemblance to Santa?
Beautiful melodies of Christmas tunes filled the air...
Even standing in pouring rain, these Santas were really getting into it (thus the blurriness of the photos)
The leader of the group. Note the number of people who are now captivated by the singing...
A quartet also added festivity.
A wonderful time was had by all and what a phenomenal way to begin the Christmas season!

No comments: