Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas Tree lighting at the Jefferson Hotel

I swung by the Jefferson Hotel this evening to catch the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. In spite of truly miserable weather--cold rain--a large crowd turned out for this bit of Richmond Christmas tradition.

Before the lighting, visitors were treated to a parade of an eclectic mix of costumed characters including a Civil War soldier, Pocahontas, colonists from Henricus, the cast of "A Christmas Carol," and the casts of two different productions of "The Nutcracker."

Finally the moment arrived: Santa Claus paid an early visit to Richmond and lit the Jefferson Hotel's Christmas Tree.

Next stop: Penny Lane Pub. All this rain has me in the mood for a Fuller's London Porter.

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