It was easy to get into the Christmas spirit this weekend.
By TIMES STAFF
Published December 5, 2005
[Times photo: Kathleen Flynn]
Five-month-old Sarah Gabold gets a closeup look at a light display with her father, Eric Gabold, at the Holiday Stroll Around the World in Largo on Friday.
[Times photo: Ted McLaren]
At right, visitors to Seasonal Sensations at Pinewood Cultural Park watch as a model train, operated by the Florida Garden Railway Society, speeds past on Saturday night.
It was easy to get into the Christmas spirit this weekend. Visitors to the Holiday Stroll Around the World in Largo Central Park, including those in the photo above, learned how other parts of the world celebrate the holidays and enjoyed music and strolling entertainers.
More than 250,000 lights were on display.
The event, which lasted from morning till evening, featured nature walks and exhibits at the Florida Botanical Gardens, a holiday craft fair at the Pinellas County Extension Service, ornament making stations, storytelling, music, home tours and a holiday light display.