Last night was the Christmas Tree Lighting in Marion Square. It was pretty terrible! I know that made me sound like a Scrooge but I think the people around us were echoing the same sentiments. It really could have been enjoyable if we could hear the performances on stage. Since we couldn’t I am so glad that we showed up an hour after the start of the ceremony and that there were puppies and babies all around us for entertainment. After the Wicked Witch of the West and Captain Hook disappeared we finally got a glimpse of Santa and the tree was lit! No countdown or anything but there it was. Now we will be able to enjoy the lights in Marion Square on our own time.