Last night, we did it again, this time as resident Villagers.
A Christmas tree lighting with its associated activities happened three times this year, once on each of the three squares. We decided to (golf) cart to the event at the newest square, Paddock Square in Brownwood. We're guessing that about 2,500 to 3,000 of our fellow residents joined us! During the four hours of music and entertainment, we saw cheerleaders; Aloha O' Ka Hula Dancers; singing and tap dancing by a troupe of Villagers who are performing the musical "Holiday Inn;" and line dancers.
Also, The Villages Drum Corps and Twirlers (baton) captured below in a 17 second video. Yes, it was a very lovely, mild evening. About 74 F (23C). Behind the twirlers you can see the soap machine that was used to create the appearance of falling snow... like anyone here misses that!
The prettiest part of the evening was toward the end, when everyone was holding a red or green lit candle and singing.
I could almost believe that "I'm