I can't say that I'm a big fan of xmas crowds - the packed malls, the traffic...so I usually don't partake in all the xmas festivities. But last weekend a friend & I wanted to do a photo excursion, so we ventured out to a popular holiday venue. A great time was had! Funny how just that simple act of reframing the day into a "photo walk" made it that much better. Anything for a good shot!