The fire crackled and the sparks flew high, and the evening was chilly but enjoyable, as the children ran around and the chatting rose in tempo.
The coffee, hot chocolate and cookies were consumed graciously and all was joyful.
The only thing to make it better was the activation of the Christmas lights, as they shone brightly to make everyone get into the spirit of the Christmas holiday.
Such was the mood of the Christmas light up at the railway museum displays by the Kimiwan Birdwalk in McLennan during the evening of Dec. 2.
Many people attended the event, gathering around a big fire to await the moment the lights came on, which was precisely at 7 p.m.
Volunteers strung the Christmas lights across the railway display, the trees and the passenger car.
There was also a wood Nativity Scene set up near the railway displays.
Later, attendees broke into Christmas caroling, which included ‘Frosty the Snowman’, ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town’, ‘White Christmas’, ‘Away in a Manger’, ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’, ‘Here Comes Santa Claus’, ‘Jingle Bells’, ‘Deck the Halls’, ‘Feliz Navidad’, ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’ and ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’.