Sunday, November 25, 2012

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Yesterday was the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the NEX.  It was about an hour and a half and included various singing, dance, cheer and band performances by the local children.  I only managed to snag a few pics and completely forgot to take a picture of the actual Christmas Tree!

The event started with the arrival of Santa via a decorated golf cart and then sat on his chair to observe all the festivities.

A couple of our cuties sang with the Chapel Youth Choir.  Notice Tori is the only girl not wearing a dress?  Well, for some strange reason, she didn't want to wear a beautiful dress yesterday.  For anyone who knows her, they would know that this behavior is completely anti-Tori.  Usually for her, everyday is princess day and she jumps at the chance to get dressed up.  Oh well.

I think my favorite part of the day was the sense of community.  For events like this, much of the community shows up.  It's the thing to do.  Guantanamo Bay is sometimes referred to as "The World's Largest Gated Community" and I'd say that is a pretty accurate description.

1 comment:

  1. They look so precious singing up there! Give them all a big hug and kiss from me. Happy Birthday to the kiddos who just celebrated their birthday's!! Christmas will be here soon!! We are excited!! Yes, That is weird to see Tori without a dress. Allyah loves dresses too. Is she going through a phase, or is she changing? That is really nice that the whole community gets to be apart of events. I'm glad you are enjoying meeting new people, and you are liking your experience in Cuba. Love to you all, Na