Monday, December 8, 2014

Light Up The Lake (FitMas Giveaway #2)

This weekend, our city hosted a “Light Up The Lake” event where our Christmas light display and tree were officially switched on for the first time this year! They even had a light switch like the one at the Osborne Lights in Walt Disney World! :)

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Before I left home, I couldn’t find Pixie. Where oh where could she be? She was camouflaged on the chair in my bedroom. I literally had to do a double take when I finally found her…silly girl!

Back to the Christmas event – so, the festivities were hosted all day (I missed the Christmas parade…whomp whomp).

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Around 5 o'clock, several bands and a few singing groups gave entertainment until it was time to flip the switch on the lights. Even Gumbo the Gator was out to tell us the “Cajun Night Before Christmas”.

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Our little festive crew! :)

After the lights came on (sorry, I have no pictures…isn’t that terrible?), we walked over to the water to watch the lighted boat parade and fireworks!

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This was a lot of fun – we caught a lot of beads and a bunch of candy!

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I spied a few friends on the back of this boat! :)

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Lots of people came out for the event!

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This was my favorite boat! I loved how Santa and his sleigh were “flying” over the crowd.

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The fireworks were a lot of fun to watch! I want to be on a boat out on the water next year…wouldn’t that be a neat view?

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A local radio station had trucks at the event  (playing Christmas music) so we could listen along while the fireworks were popping.

The only downer of the day - I was bummed because I missed Santa’s Hot Chocolate 5K that morning. How on earth didn’t I know about a Christmas 5K in my own hometown?? I have no clue…. Seriously, I was so bummed out when I found out about it after the fact. Oh well. Definitely next year! :)

Anyway, we all had a great time together at the event and enjoyed seafood for dinner afterwards! I’m already looking forward to next year! :)

Does your town hold any special Christmas events?


Now for the fun part – week #2’s giveaway!

One lucky winner will receive:

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  • Yurbuds “Inspire” dry fit top (size medium only)
  • Road ID Head Sweats hat
  • Running Warehouse arm warmers
  • Sweat Pink shoelaces

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This is the back of the Yurbuds shirt. Again, it’s a size medium only (the next two week’s giveaways will not include anything that is size specific so stay tuned….sorry about that!).

Enter through Rafflecopter below. This giveaway will run for one week’s time and will end next Sunday evening.

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Congratulations to Margaret, the winner of FitMas Week 1 Santa Dry Fit shirt! Send your info to and I’ll ship out your shirt this week! :)

Merry Christmas and good luck!


  1. We have a Christmas parade, lighting of the trees in downtown, and a boat parade! So fun!

  2. There was a holiday parade last Friday.

  3. Yes, we went to a light parade over the weekend and many other events over the valley. This is in the city i live, hometown, well, i haven't gone back in a very ling time.

  4. We have a parade, it was saturday, but it was rainy and yucky here so we didn't go, didn't want to take the baby out in that mess!

  5. I cannot believe you missed a local Christmas 5k. As a Christmas queen, you need to do better next year Karen! Just kidding, but the evening festivities looked really fun and I love how your group dressed up for the occasion!

  6. We have one Christmas race here in Anchorage and I'm running it next weekend! So excited! That Christmas parade looks awesome by the way!

  7. Oh no for missing the 5K! I know you would have been all about that. We do a Victorian christmas parade and late night shoppers night. Also the grinch is coming to town on saturday...haha ( I have to go visit him for work).

  8. Nola girl here- yep tons! Doing Celebration in the oaks run this weekend

  9. a parade and decorations, but nothing too fancy!

  10. Yes, a Christmas parade and recently held a 2 mile run for the holidays.

  11. We have a Christmas Parade in addition to a Walkabout, First Friday and Snow Day. It's Fla, so snow is kinda exciting for the kids....

  12. Our town does a similar boat festival, but we have never been!

  13. We have the Lights of Longview Lake.

  14. I am running the first ever nighttime Surf n Santa 5 miler thru the lights at the beach!

  15. Yes we have a very small event when Santa comes to town thats about it !

    ellen beck

  16. There are Christmas Ships, Zoo Lights, lights at Portland International Raceway, Peacock Lane--lots of Christmas-y things to do in Portland!


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