Views of the Neighborhood – The Enchanted Forest

As Christmas approaches, Port Aransas celebrates the season with its annual Enchanted Forest sponsored by the Department of Parks and Recreation. The forest is put up in the community center and is a collection of trees decorated by local businesses and organizations.

The community center welcomes folks from around the country to the Enchanted forest inside.

A family from Oklahoma had a swell time.

Enchanted Forest

This is a backdrop for Christmas card photos.

Tiny display in the corner.

Each tree was done by a separate organization. The signs below identified the group.

More trees. The lights on the floor gave the feeling of a path through the forest

Looking back toward the entrance.

A polar bear

The Port A Strong tree.

Three snowmen. The center was pretty dark, but my iPhone made it appear lighter.

a golden tree and a tree of stars.

Frosty of course.

Thank you for coming along and a very Happy Holiday to all.

 

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  1. Great pictures, John. People really worked hard at that project. Happy Holidays to you and yours. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  2. Fun times for all. I love the way your community comes together for all these events. Happy Holidays Port A!

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  3. I bet that space is gorgeous at night with only the tree lights turned on. Thanks for sharing, John! Wishing you and your family a merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. I wish you and family a Merry Christmas as well.

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      1. Thank you so much, John. Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas! I might not be around for the next couple of days, so enjoy the holiday.

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      2. Thank you, Jill. Enjoy as well.

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  4. Happy Christmas to you too.

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    1. 🙂 Thank you, Alison.

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  5. Merry Christmas to you. That looks like a really fun event. You guys have a lot of those down there. 🙂

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    1. Yes we do. Thanks, Charles.

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  6. Merry Christmas John!

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    1. Merry Christmas Lynn. Thank you

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  7. It’s such a great idea to have something like this indoors, so people can get closer to the trees to enjoy the detail, and be comfortable while doing so — even if it’s cold or rainy. Merry Christmas to you and yours, John. (I can’t help wondering — do people decorate their palms down there, too? Around here, there are more palms than you can count with lights wrapped around their trunks.)

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    1. Some do decorate their palms. Mostly wrapping the lights around the trunk. I used to put out two artificial palms with lights. Very festive. (They fell apart due to the salt spray. They did last six years though.)

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  8. Thank you, John. This was a treat! Merry Christmas to you. 🎄

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    1. Thank you and Merry Christmas, Jennie.

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      1. You are welcome, John. 🙂

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  9. That’s a great idea, John. These Christas trees look so festive. But, coming from way farther north, I still consider it somewhat weird to have Christmas trees and palm trees so close together.
    Enjoy the holidays and the festivities,
    Pit

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    1. Thank you, Pit. You as well.

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  10. What a lovely town you live in!
    Thanks for the Christmas Tree Tour
    A very happy and Merry Christmas to you and yours and “the girls” xoxo

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    1. Thank you, Dale.

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  11. John,

    A lovely and festive tour. Thank you for inviting us along!

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    1. Well, you brought the rum so I should thank you.

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      1. Haha! Good deal.

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  12. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    What a fun idea. I love so many decorated trees together! Happy holidays:)

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    1. Thank you, Denise. Happy Holidays to you.

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  13. It really does look like an enchanted forest. What a great way to bring the community together! Happy holidays to you also. The weather has been magical too!

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    1. Thank you, Jo. Merry Christmas

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  14. Lovely display, John. Thank you for letting me tag along. I imagine this kind of display really helps put folks in the mood for Christmas. Hope yours is merry and bright!!

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    1. I hope you have a great Christmas as well Debbie.

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  15. That helps with the holiday spirit! I love the gold one 🙂
    Merry Christmas John and family!

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    1. Thank you, Jacqui. Merry Christmas to you.

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  16. Festive indeed … but the sight of various snow stuff gave me a chuckle.

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  17. What a beautiful and fun event, John! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. It is a lovely idea, John. Have a great Christmas and let’s hope for a bright and kind 2019.

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    1. Thank you, Olga. A bright and kind 2019 would be a treat. Merry Christmas.

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  19. What lovely trees! Thanks for sharing this fun and festive event! Merry Christmas, John!

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    1. Thank you, Michelle. Merry Christmas to you.

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  20. I love seeing all the trees – the lights are beautiful. Merry Christmas, John!

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    1. Merry Chrismas, Teri.

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  21. What a charming thing to do. Thanks for taking us along, John. Merry Christmas and happy holiday hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Traci.

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    1. Thank you for the reblog, Traci

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