For the last few years thousands have flocked to Cambria's Christmas Market, a venture of a local hotel and garden center.
Cambrians are of two minds, at least, about the display and the traffic and commotion. It is said two million lights are used. Count them if you'd like.
The little ones and more than a few adults seem mesmerized by the displays.
I like the Surfin' Santa, complete with Hawaiian motif in the jacket.
Something for all, including a tribute to Aliens, here for the holidays.
A variation on a roasted artichoke.
This vendor was selling high flying spin activated and lit helicopters that continued to arc high above the millions of lights below.
The scene below is set off to the side, canted in such a way as to require a special effort to see it and read the warning sign.
Krampus is the anti Santa Claus. Half goat-half demon, his thing is to punish or carry off bad children. The origin is unclear but it is a figure of the season in some northern and eastern European nations. Glad we skipped that in our childhood.
This Christmas 2017 this creature could find plenty to carry off at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington D.C. and at the opposite end on Capitol Hill.
On further reflection, I think the beast has already been there, and probably had a large had in the writing of the new tax
See you down the trail.