Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas Traditions

My husband and I met, courted and got married here in Orlando. Over that time we developed a number of traditions. Now that we are back here, it is so nice to be able to participate in them again.

One of those traditions was Candlelight Processional at Epcot. I fell in love with Candlelight when I was working at Epcot during my college program. It is the combination of a full orchestra, large choir and the Christmas story. Several of my favorite things. 

I introduced my husband to Candlelight the Christmas after we started dating and we went at least once a year. It was one of the many things I always missed while living away.

Since it was our first year back, we decided to go all out this year and do one of the dinner packages. It was also a great way for us to celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary.
Happy Anniversary to us!

We started the night off with dinner at La Hacienda de San Angel at the Mexico pavilion. The table was nice and cozy and right next to the water. With the dinner package, you get a ton of food. We had an appetizer, main course and dessert. It was all really good and I was very full at the end. I should have taken pictures of dinner, but I forgot.

After dinner, we took a ride on the boats in Mexico and then wondered around the countries for a bit. It is always fun to explore the pavilions. I love the ornaments in Germany and the unique finds in Japan.

We had great seats.
Then it was showtime. Since we had reserved seating for the show, we walked up about 20 minutes before the show. It was great, because we got seats right in the middle. 

As always, the show was amazing. The narrator was not my favorite, but honestly you could put just about anyone in there and I would be happy.

After the show, we did a little shopping. Took a look at the new test track and headed home. It was a weeknight, so I didn't want to be out to late.

So pretty.
This is just one of my favorite Christmas traditions. What are some of your favorite traditions?