Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Lowell Showboat at Christmas

The Lowell Showboat at Christmas Time via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
The Lowell Showboat is a great historic landmark in our town. It's what Lowell is known for. But at Christmas, it turns into something magical...

The Showboat is anchored on the Flat River year round. The riverwalk is a great place to sit for a spell, enjoy a concert during the summer months, or just spend some time feeding the ducks (my kids' favorite activity there).

But during December, when the river is snow-covered and the town is decked out in Christmas lights and merriment, the Showboat becomes the place to be to see the jolly old man himself!
The Lowell Showboat at Christmas Time via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
It can get pretty cold, so be sure to dress warm. And bring your letter for Santa, too. You can mail it directly to the North Pole in this Santa mailbox...
The Lowell Showboat at Christmas Time via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
Once you step onto the historical boat, you'll be greeted by a ceiling of greenery and lights...
A Ceiling of Greenery on the Lowell Showboat at Christmas Time via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
And, when you finally make it inside the Santa Room (where it's toasty and warm), you'll find all kinds of pretty decorations straight from the North Pole!
The Magical Lowell Showboat at Christmas via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
There are more elves here than you can count! They like to keep Santa company!
The Magical Lowell Showboat at Christmas via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
The windows are trimmed with greenery and peppermints...
Beautiful decorations on the Lowell Showboat at Christmas via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
And gingerbread people, too!
Gingerbread men on the Lowell Showboat at Christmas via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
And, of course, there's a toy train set...
Toy train set on the Lowell Showboat at Christmas via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
Here are my kiddos in the Santa room...
The Lowell Showboat at Christmas via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
It's almost time to visit the man himself...
The Lowell Showboat at Christmas via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
But don't forget to sign your name in the Santa Guest book first!
Santa's Guest Book on the Lowell Showboat at Christmas via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
Then it's time to talk with Santa and sit in his big wooden chair! Lowell has the best Santa!
Santa Visits on the Lowell Showboat at Christmas via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com

Santa Visits on the Lowell Showboat at Christmas via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
After your visit, go through what my kids' called the elf door...
The Lowell Showboat at Christmas via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
And make your way upstairs for hot cocoa and cookies...
The Cookie Room on the Lowell Showboat at Christmas via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
Beside a cozy fire and lovely trees!
The Cookie Room on the Lowell Showboat at Christmas via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
And, of course, pet the reindeer on your way out!
On the Lowell Showboat at Christmas via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
Christmas really is a magical time of year in Lowell!
The Lowell Showboat at Christmas via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
Ho, ho, ho!

Read more about our historical Showboat at the Chamber of Commerce's website!

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