Getting into the Christmas Spirit

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Got up, had some breakfast, the usual stuff. We then went to do some grocery shopping, and I will definitely have to stock up on some goodies to take back home! I think I would probably weigh a tonne if I still lived in Ireland, with all the yummy cakes, biscuits and more... One thing I always take back with me is a traditional Irish breakfast, and my sister has also put in a request for one.

In the afternoon we went to the Live Crib, a nativity play, which was held at Aras Chronain (an Irish Club where Irish traditions are being promoted). This play is held every year and very popular. The kids like the live animals best of course! There were also collections for local charities and tea, coffee, mulled wine and cakes were available with proceeds going to the same charities.

At night Santa came to the estate, with the big man himself on a trailer behind a car going around the estate with music blaring, and people walking behind admiring the lights in the gardens and houses. When the car stopped Santa read out some letters written to him by kids in the estate, the lights on the tree were lit and carrolls were sung. It was freezing cold, I don't think I've ever experienced such cold in Ireland!

The advantage of staying with friends or family or knowing a place yourself is that you get to experience these things organised by the local community. Normally you would not even know about these things!
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Live Crib Flyer
Live Crib Flyer
Enjoying doughnuts
Enjoying doughnuts
Musical interlude
Musical interlude
A leper
A leper
Volunteers serving drinks and cakes
Volunteers serving drinks and cakes
One of the live animals
One of the live animals
Chooks
Chooks
Waiting for everyone to sit down, …
Waiting for everyone to sit down,…
Mary and Josef at the crib
Mary and Josef at the crib
Mary and Josef
Mary and Josef
One of the Kings
One of the Kings
The whole cast
The whole cast
Snow!
Snow!
Reagan and Jordan getting to know …
Reagan and Jordan getting to know…
Some of the lights in the estate
Some of the lights in the estate
Santas trailer
Santa's trailer
The big man himself!
The big man himself!
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