Last Friday I put out a call for snow. It’s not as though I miss spending hours on end shovelling the stuff, or dealing with people who forget how to drive after the first dusting, rather I need a bit of the white stuff in order to to complete my picture perfect image of Christmas. As much as I love soaking up the sun and frolicking on the beach, I can’t envision myself spending the holidays in tropical destinations such as Florida, or Mexico. Such climates are fine for winter getaways, but Christmas is best spent as close to the north pole as possible. Yes, Kingston is relatively close to the north pole when you compare it to Orlando and Cozumel.
Within the first week of December, the Christmas tree behind City Hall is lit, select store owners are once again discounting with Santa Bucks, and the rink at Market Square is finally frozen. Although some Kingstonians reported sightings earlier on in the week, this morning I awoke to a yard covered with little white frozen pellets, which disappeared to fast for me to classify them as snowflakes. To be honest, I don’t know what to call them, but these miraculous little gems were enough to put a smile on my face, and motivate me to start drafting my Christmas shopping list. Perhaps there is even some holiday baking on the horizon.
This weekend one lucky Kingstonist reader is on their way to see the Kingston Symphony perform the Nutcracker. In case that’s a bit too festive or too much spandex for your liking, be sure to check out Reuben de Groot’s CD release party at the Mansion on Saturday, or the benefit show for Mojo Shooter the following day. TGIF, and let there be snow!