there was the tree lighting ceremony on main street in woodland, just a few blocks' walk from where we live:
i think we might have even contributed to the entertainment. we brought (and wore) our own sleigh bells to shake in rhythm with the music. ander especially appreciated "deck the halls" but was somewhat confused and disappointed when everyone sang the first verse twice instead of going on to the second verse.
we were actually right next to the tree, so we had a front-row seat to the excitement!
the next day was the woodland holiday parade. once again, living close by made a big difference in our enjoyment. we easily found a space shielded from the sun and easy enough to duck away from the crowd and stretch our legs. it was a wonderful opportunity for woodland to shine.
and from a spinoff group, called stand four: