Captain’s Log 4,532
The big holiday festival is over for one day. One down, one to go. The crowd was light. Only 3,500 or so. Last year, we had about 4,000 the first night and 6,500 the second night. We shall see what tonight brings. They added $20 to park in several large lots that used to be free, so that might have had an impact on the numbers. $20 to park and wander around with 60,000 people.
The funniest thing about last night was getting Santa dressed. He is a very small fellow and the padding gave him great amounts of trouble. He couldn’t bend over to tie his own shoes, etc. It was HILARIOUS!
He couldn’t keep his pants up either. I tried to fashion some sort of “harness” with a belt and a pin, but the moment he started walked out the door, his pants slid all the way to the floor. I laughed so hard I almost wheezed to death! So did he!
So many things we learned about putting a small guy into an enormous red suit
We also have to get him a straw because he cannot drink around that big acrylic moustache. Hilarious!
There was another Santa across the street. Totally lame. No only did he look ridiculous with his black eyebrows, if you look closely, you can see that his pants are too short and his hairy knees stick out. NOBODY should have to deal with a hairy-kneed Santa. Nobody! Our Santa’s pants may have fallen off, but at least they were long enough!