Saturday night found us celebrating Christmas with Marty's family. We'd all made plans a couple of months ago to attend "Sights and Sounds," a Christmas Festival held in San Marcos each year. We attended last year with friends and our family wanted us to attend with them this year.
Everywhere we turned in the park, our senses were assailed with "sights and sounds" of Christmas, not to mention the aromas as well with all the food too. The light displays were awesome.
Our first stop was this village of Bethlehem. I don't remember seeing angels standing guard at the entry last year but it looked really pretty.
We encountered a bashful looking camel in Bethlehem.
And at the far end of Bethlehm we found the Nativity. We'd gone in search of Heather's dance teacher Cathy who is usally an angel in the Nativity but we never did see her.
Bethlehem village is even complete with a jail where I sent Heather for this photo.
Upon leaving Bethlehem we ran into our friend Ron who had decided the Sights and Sounds would be a great place to play with his new camera.
My nephew Tony had to work and Debbie was sick, but Marty's brother Mike and our niece Cheyenne joined us. Sorry you missed it Tony and Debbie!
Cheyenne and Heather enjoyed the carnival most of all I think.
We all thought Heather and Cheyenne were crazy for wanting to ride this:
especially when we saw it did this:
This light display could be seen throughout the park.
All of us, (back row: my father in law Freddie, Mike, Ron, and Marty)