We should have taken our time.
Last year's tree lighting was P.A.C.K.E.D. This year - meh...not so much. Last year the ceremonial part took F.O.R.E.V.E.R. This year - meh...about 10 minutes. Last year was a 30 minute wait for St. Niklaus in a horrific L.I.N.E. This year - meh...in and out after about 5 minutes.
And we had a great time.
We got pretzels to munch on and drank some nice hot wassail...
...sang and danced to some Christmas carols...
...listened to some Army guys and the Mayor of Vilseck speak and then watched the tree light up.
And last, but not least...a trip to St. Niklaus. We didn't even attempt to put Bella on his lap. She grabbed the goodie bag and R.A.N.