Because I am returning to school tomorrow and have yet to make a post celebrating the holiday season, I thought it fitting to share my photo essay of my experience at Santa’s Enchanted Forest. It had been years since I’d last gone so I savored every minute of it. I didn’t go on many rides or eat until I had that familiar fair-food sickness, but I had an amazing time and it was the perfect way to bring in the holidays.
The entrance to the park glowed as a lit up Santa greeted us merrily.
This stand is one of the first that you see when you enter the park and it’s tradition that we get an order of doughnuts. In line with all the changes of this year, we skipped out on the treats.
This was the first (and pretty much only) ride that we went on. There was music (that I didn’t know but everyone else seemed to enjoy) blasting and we loved it so much we took another spin.
We stopped for food at a sausage stand and my sister took a huge chunk out of her sandwich.
She managed not to get any mayo or mustard on her face, but she gave her sandwich a fresh coat of lipstick.
My god-sister pointed out the giant ferris wheel and suggested we go on it. I’m slightly terrified of them but was saved from getting on by the fact that it was closed.
As we approached the mechanical bull we were suddenly reunited with an old friend. We were a little surprised but not altogether shocked when he signed a waiver to take his turn.
He had a rocky start but managed to keep on for another speed setting or two . . .
and then he tumbled.
It started to rain so I took shelter under the awning of a burger stand.
We missed the show but were able to catch one of the sea lions stealing a kiss from his instructor.
This lamp from a custom lighting stand caught my attention as we were leaving the park.
As I left the park this giant Christmas tree gave a show, changing colors and patterns, and left me with a feeling of joy and increased excitement for Christmas to come.