Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas at the Brewery

I've been away from the studio the last few days visiting family for Christmas. Sorry if you've been waiting for the next instalment of the Twelve Days and Counting Earrings Spectacular but it will return tomorrow.

Today I want to share with you some snaps I took of the West End Brewery Christmas display on the banks of the River Torrens in Adelaide. Each year the banks light up in a festive display of fairy tales and magical scenes.

I remember visiting this exhibition as a child but it has been many years since I've been to Adelaide at this time of the year. It was a lovely balmy evening and families were milling along the banks of the river to view the display. Seeing all the excited little children brought back some of my own fond childhood memories of Christmas. It's enough to stir the Christmas spirit in both young and old!

Waltz down memory lane with me and enjoy the photos.
The Christmas crackers wish you a Merry Christmas in many languages!
Love the waterwheel at the front of this charming house. Notice the toadstool house out the back.....

.....and the cute little fairy sitting on her very own toadstool out the front - just adorable!

And they haven't forgotten the Reason for the Season!

Moby has swum up the Torrens - no mean feat for such a little river!

Looking past the Nativity you can see a Ferris Wheel.......

........decked out in Christmas finery!
And finally, Father Christmas has made it into town!
Adelaide has another wonderful Christmas tradition - The Christmas Pageant which runs through the city streets in November. The Pageant heralds the arrival of Father Christmas into town before he takes up residency in the Magic Cave until Christmas Eve. But that's a whole 'nother story! I do wish I'd had time to visit him though - just to make sure he has me on his "Good" list! 

'Til next time.....

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