Saturday, December 7, 2013

Come along with me to the Dickens Festival in Holly, Michigan

Over Thanksgiving weekend while we were visiting our daughter and her family, I was thrilled to
 attend the Dickens Festival in Holly, Michigan. We didn't take the time to go to any of the plays,
but I was happy just to be there and walk the streets for the atmosphere if nothing else.

Holly is a beautiful little town, especially when it is all decked out for the holidays.

Carolers serenading us with beautiful music. 

You could take a ride in a horse and carriage if you so desired. With hubby just losing his job,
we opted not to , but it was fun watching.

There was even a free wine tasting for all who wanted to partake.

I LOVED this storefront, but somehow I never made it into this store!!
I can't believe it.
I told hubby I must have walked past it three times. Next year...

We did go into this beautiful antique store. I just love old buildings, don't you?

The famous and historic Holly Hotel. My daughter took her daughter and me here a few years ago
in the summer for a proper tea. It was very nice, but they served liver pate which neither one of us
could eat! ha! 

St. Dominic's choir was found strolling around town singing and it was beautiful! It was so nice to leave
the hustle and bustle of the season behind us and just relax in this beautiful atmosphere.

I found a link online that tells about this choir. If you are interested
you can click here.  They are trained and directed by the Dominican sisters of
the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

We even happened to see a wedding party that was strolling down the street! What a perfect place
for a Holiday Wedding!

This Santa greeted us right inside the antique store doorway.

Our oldest granddaughter Allysha...she was sick by the time we left to go home.  I felt
so bad for her. She had a terrible headache and quite a fever by the time we got back
and it came on fast.

This was actually a photo of  the rest of our family just entering the festival , but we will
pretend that we are leaving since I am at the end of the post. lol.

I highly recommend this wonderful town if you are ever in the area.

There is a store there called Pigeon in the Parlour that I love!!

I will add those pictures soon.

Happy holidays and God bless us everyone!!

{P.S. my daughter decided that this really wasn't the place for three little boys so she left before
we did and our oldest granddaughter stayed behind and rode back with us}

Just a note: I am having an online garage sale a couple posts previous to this one and I just added
two Jeanne D Arc scarves. They are gorgeous!!


Donna said...

What a charming little town, and it looks downright magical with the decorations and old buildings. I could spend all day at a place like that! Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

And happy holidays and blessings to you too!

Loribeth Clark said...

I live in Michigan, and I've never visited Holly. After reading about your trip there, I'm going to have to talk Jim into visiting.

Betty said...

I agree a beautiful town. I would like to visit it one year, especially around this time. You don't see towns like this much anymore.

Kathy said...

Oh I would love to visit this town during Christmas! Thanks so much for posting all these pictures. They are beautiful. I too would love to know about those girls in the red hats who walked around singing. It must be an interesting story.

Julie Marie said...

What a fabulous place to visit Sandi!... and yes, I love all of the old buildings... everything looks so festive and happy... so sorry Allysha is not feeling well... hope she is better real soon!... xoxo Julie Marie

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

This looks like it was a fun time! I put my tree up the other night and smiled as I put your handmade ornaments on it!!

Eli crea shabby said...

Very very nice this photo..

Andi's English Attic said...

Oh it looks magical. Thank you for taking us there. xx

June said...

What fun this had to be Sandi!!!!! Thanks for taking me along and I sure hope your sweet granddaughter feels better soon. I felt so bad when I read that she had gotten sick on this outing.
sending love...