You may remember Snowburg, my Lego winter village, from last Christmas. The village was resurrected again this year with a few changes: it has been relocated to higher ground (i.e., our built-in buffet) to avoid further attacks from the abominable snow cat, and it has expanded to include a Parisian cafe (the town council wants to bring in more tourist dollars), a bakery, a Christmas tree lot, Santa's workshop, and a busy, busy town square filled with people ice skating, having snowball fights, mailing letters to Santa and generally enjoying the holiday spirit. Snowburg is definitely a bustling place this time of year!
You'll notice in these photos that Santa is with his sleigh by his workshop and also on top the Parisian cafe. No worries. The Santa by the workshop is, in fact, the real Santa. The one on the cafe is Santa's little-known younger brother, Klaus Claus, who acts as Santa's stunt double (sliding down chimneys is dangerous work!) and runner up to the position of Jolly St. Nick. If, for any reason, Santa is unable to perform his Christmas duties, then Klaus steps in. He has to be ready to go at a moment's notice, hence the second sleigh.
There are a few of "Santa's helpers" wandering around the village, too. Everyone wants to spread Christmas joy!
I hope you're having a splendid holiday season. Thanks for stopping by!