Elaine and I visited the Seward Chamber of Commerce Winter Wonderland this afternoon. It is located in a downtown business store front which is part of the Seward Physical Therapy facility. The Wonderland is open during the Christmas season during these limited hours: Wed. Dec. 17 6-8:00pmThur. Dec. 18 6-8:00pm.
Sat. Dec. 20 3-5:00pm
Sun. Dec. 21 1-3:00pm
Christmas eve 2-8:00pm
Every family with young children will be amazed at their fascination by the lights, sounds and activity. Visitors sign in and a good will donation is appreciated but everyone is welcomed. Volunteer hours by many talented people make it possible. Gary Rolf is one of those volunteers that has put in many hours not only working on the
displays but on the drywalling and wallpapering of the room. One of the new features this year is the "Polar Express" which is a replica of the train car from the movie. Various garments are even available for "passengers" to use for pictures. There were a couple young families enjoying it while we were there. We especially enjoyed watching a little 4 year old girl as she pushed some of the buttons to activate the characters. She was also fascinated by the train passing through a lengthy tunnel in a Christmas Village setting. I didn't learn where the button was to activate the fellow with the carrot nose with whom I'm shown. So in this Wonderland of "make believe", I just thanked him for everything he and volunteers did in brightening our day.