The Festival of Lights was filled with great puppets last night. As we strolled up and down Elm Street, puppets, like the one featured above, came out to delight the crowd. Can you imagine being a child and seeing these figures walking up and down Elm Street? If you look at the two children on the right, you can see the magic in their eyes. The puppets were brought to Greensboro by the Paperhand Puppet Intervention of Saxapahaw, NC. This dynamic, performing arts group is in its 17th year and is in Greensboro frequently. We are lucky that they come our way for events like the Summer Solstice.
If you missed the Festival of Lights last night, you can still head downtown and see the Christmas Parade at noon today, and the lighted Christmas tree in Center City Park will be up through the holidays. Merchants will also help you get in a festive mood with their holiday merchandise and great conversations. Additionally, the Winterfest ice skating rink is now open downtown. See here for information about this event in Greensboro.