Our little town always hosts a kids' event and tree lighting at the beginning of the holiday season. You can't get any more "beginning" than Dec. 1. It's called the Holly Jolly Hoopla but Little Miss kept calling it the Holly Jolly Rancher...I guess Halloween is still fresh in her mind...lol! So, this afternoon we walked up to the community center, dodged Santa and Mrs. Clause and a few walking gingerbread men, bought cotton candy, played a few reindeer games, decorated a cookie with frosting and candy, then walked home. Let the holiday season begin!