It actually snowed yesterday too, but this was thick, proper snow, and at one point the backyard looked like a snow globe. A cold snow globe.
The holiday carnival has been up and running since Thursday. There's a ferris wheel and other rides, a Highland Market, German Market (I hear there's awesome Christmas markets in Germany, which is why they have them over here too) and the ice skating rink! I haven't been on yet, but I will! That last photo was taken just before 4 pm!
I'm not quite ready for all this yet, but the atmosphere is definitely here!