It was nothing as large as German Christmas Markets, but the Vinterland Festival had a charm all its own. It was cozy, festive, and much more interactive then some Christmas Markets.
There was shopping (of course). And there was food.
We enjoyed Mooseburgers from one of the stands. It was dressed with lingonberry sauce and was all the more succulent because we ate it sitting around a fire with other festival-goers.
There was ice skating. (I had things to do the next day ((dog sledding!)), so I didn’t want to risk breaking a leg.)
And, there was a little girl turning away from Santa. Brought back many memories of my own daughter’s hysteria over Santa. We had to shield her from any chance of glimpsing Santa. Not always easy. 😦 It was sweet to see it happening to someone else. The same Christmas stories that take place all over the world.
Merry Christmas from Norway!