Seems everyone around town has a Toys for Tots promotion—which is awesome, because I love shopping for toys even if I don’t get to keep them for myself. I brought a giant bag of blocks to the Ringling Museum’s Holiday Splendor last Thursday. It’s the second time I’ve been to that event, and I will go every year, because the museum at night—blue luminaries and Christmas carols and the Cà d’Zan in all its holiday glitz—hits my magical Christmas button just right. Ma joined CCB and me this year. She was going to pay the $10 admission, but when she saw the massive pile of toys building around the busts of John and Mable, she crossed the lobby to the gift shop and bought a stuffed tiger to donate. “This way it benefits the museum and Toys for Tots,” she said.
Ma with one of the Ringling dwarves, which used to surround
the courtyard outside the old Asolo Theatre building.
CCB eyes the glorious bounty in the Ringling lobby.
Atomic Holiday Bazaar, another of my favorite events, is at the Municipal Auditorium this weekend. And I? Will be in Naples for a hockey tournament. Again. No necktie bags or mouthy buttons for me. My heart is broken. And I need something crafty to fix it back up.
The crafty-cool Atomic Holiday Bazaar.