RICHMOND, Ind. — The cold temperature and snow flurries certainly set the Christmas mood Tuesday as the 14th annual Old-Fashioned Christmas Festival began in the Depot District.
The night was more fitting for the two reindeer outside the Richmond Furniture Gallery than for humans, but, fortunately, there were plenty of inside activities, too. Children could visit with Santa, have their faces painted by Richmond High School cheerleaders, ride a train, receive a balloon animal, mail a letter to Santa and engage in an artificial snowball fight.
Not that adults couldn’t enjoy activities, too, such as the model train display, photo booths and entertainment including Richmond High School’s steel drum ensemble.
If you missed Tuesday’s opening night of the festival, don’t worry, it runs for two more Tuesdays on Dec. 4 and 11.
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