A few weeks ago Sean and I visited Hyde Park and saw them setting up this huge affair. We were impressed that they were hammering shingles onto these make shift pubs. When I think of a fair I think of stands that can be pulled behind your van and rickety rides set up in an afternoon. This was an actual village, constructed and overflowing with alcohol, candy, sausages, and all those good bad foods. In one section there was all food and drink, then crafts, then the rides and amusements. But, in between all the rides and amusements were more booze shacks. Am I making it clear how much alcohol there was? We did a loop through and after two glasses each of mulled wine and a belgian waffle smothered in powdered sugar we headed home frozen and sleepy and a little closer to feeling that Christmas cheer.
|The entrance to the Wonderland.|
|Some of the huts where you could grab some drinks. |
They had high tables set up so you could stand and drink and hang out.
|This booth sold wooden dragons. Obviously.|
|Aw a Christmas fairy.|
|The lighthouse thing was a slide. It actually looked pretty fun.|
|A view down one of the little streets. I think this was the craft section.|
|Balloons and the giant ferris wheel!|
|Sean, Santa, mulled wine.|
|When I think of Christmas I think of pirates and sharks and haunted houses.|
|This ride had a creepy feeling to it.|
|Sean in line for our second helping of mulled wine. |
The cups got smaller at this end of the park.
|Merry-go-round ferris wheel.|
|Sean in front of the giant talking tree. The tree told jokes and welcomed you |
to Hyde Park but it looked like it wanted to kill you.
|The ice rink.|
|Really long pieces of candy. So much candy there. Candy and booze.|
|Sean buying my sweet tooth a waffle ;)|