By staff writer
Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? In the lane, snow is glistening. . .
The Weihnachtsfest is coming to town, and Hermann downtown businesses will flip the switch to light up the holidays. German heritage created the wonders of feather trees, chalk Santa figures, hand-blown Christmas glass ornaments, tinsel, candle lights, toys, and cherished traditions.
Hermann business owners plan to provide the public with an invitation to return to childhood for another look at twinkling white lights in store front windows and a chance to survey every inch of decorated windows reminiscent of Macy’s, the Kansas City Plaza, and St. Louis’ Famous and Barr.
What a wonderful sight, to walk in a memory wonderland.
The Children’s Lantern Parade, led by Father Christmas, will herald the lighting of Christmas Past, Saturday, November 24, at 4:30 p.m., and shop owners in Hermann will flip the light switches of Christmas Magic.
Residents are welcome to enjoy a time of magic and to awaken your personal memories of the wonders of Christmastide.
Everyone is invited to join in the lighting, the memories, and the parade. On cold winter nights, continue to stroll the lighted lanes of Christmas joy and relive the happy moments of enchantment and magic of Santa, elves, reindeer, and presents.