We've been to the Kearns Oquirrh Park Christmas Celebration before, and this year Hayley saw the ad and really wanted to go again. I was torn, as it was so crazy busy the last time we went, but we ended up going. We got there right as it started, and I was thinking we'd get in line first thing to see Santa. When we got there at 5:30 however, there was a sign that said Santa was arriving at 7:00. That meant we had a bunch of time to kill.
So we took some pictures with the mascots...
And had the clown make us some balloon creations...
And then about 6:40 we got in line for Santa and waited. And waited. And waited. Apparently Santa got stuck in the snow, and was going to be indefinitely late. After 40 minutes of standing in the same place trying to keep my kids somewhat still, we decided to bag it.
Of course, about ten minutes after that Santa showed up. Not like you could miss it when they started playing "Here Comes Santa Clause" over the loudspeakers for everyone to hear. We did get a shot of Hayley and Mrs. Claus as she came by.
Hayley wanted to get in line again, but I was so done, and it was so past Jackson's bedtime by then.
We did do the tractor ride on the way out. It had been the only thing that Jackson wanted to do all evening.
Fun, but oh my gosh, it was sooo cold that night! Plus snow and wind.
Maybe we'll try again next year. Maybe Santa can be a little more punctual, eh?