Last night we took the family to the holiday display at the Gaylord Texan resort. This hotel has a very large atrium, and it was all decorated for Christmas.
We saw trains:
A rotating Santa and trains
A Christmas-y cabin
A life-size gingerbread house (made with 5,000 square feet of gingerbread)
And Mrs Claus (with a rather unhappy-to-be-here reindeer.)
Santa was there, too, but the line to see him was waaaaaay too long. If I thought there was Any chance Alyssa would have actually sat on his lap and talked to him, I'd have stood in it. But given her history of hiding from the Big Man, we decided to pass.
In all, we had a good time. We left home about 4:00, and it took us nearly an hour to get there. Getting in to the hotel and parking was not really a problem. We left about 90 minutes later, and in that time the the line of cars coming in was backed up way out the entry and was pretty much at a standstill. Coming early turned out to be a very good thing
It was fun, but only time will tell if we decide to make the Gaylord Texan an annual tradition.