It is no secret that Mason is a HUGH Sesame Street fan..and that may even be an understatement. The Best of Elmo was the very first VHS tape that he watched and loved to settle down to at night before falling asleep. We have dressed up as Elmo for Halloween, celebrated his 2nd birthday ala Elmo style, seen Elmo's Green Thumb, and of course, Mason has his collection of stuffed Sesame Street characters that he calls his "friends".
So what a better way to kick off the holiday season than to head to Sesame Place for their new "A Very Furry Christmas" event. A Very Furry Christmas is new to Sesame Place for 2011. This is the perfect family event to get you in the holiday spirit. With parades, Christmas shows, rides, games, music playing throughout the park, the awesome twinkling lights that make the park come alive, and of course, Santa, you will undoubtedly find something for everyone in the family.
We started our day off with the Neighborhood Street Party Christmas Parade. What a great parade with all the Sesame Street characters. Dancing and holiday songs like Jingle Bells, Sleigh Ride, Let it Snow and Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer got everyone up and dancing along the parade route.
We explored Sesame Street and Mason found his latest obsession, Oscar's Trash Can!
After visiting with Oscar we walked around the park and played some games and enjoyed some of the rides. We came across an exhibit of different Christmas bells. Mason loved playing with the different types of bells and experimenting with the different sounds each one made. He would have stayed here all night if I let him!
We ended our night with the 1-2-3 Christmas Tree Show. This was a spectacular light and music show. It featured a 25 foot Christmas tree that seemed to dance along with the the holiday music! I think this was one of Mason's favorite activities. He loved the lights and of course, knew all the Sesame street holiday music.
A Very Furry Christmas runs from November 25th through December 23rd. Operating schedule varies, so make sure you check park hours for A Very Furry Christmas dates and hours of operation.
Sesame Place kindly provided me with tickets in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% mine.