It’s the end of our 2016 season. That means it’s time to put everything away till around November. We started off by making our usual rounds at local retailers for some great end of season deals. Once we got back, we inventoried everything (makes planning easier for next season) and put it away in the attic/barn.
We like to go and visit other displays/set-ups which are close to us during each season. It allows us to get ideas for sequencing, songs, and props; as well as “check out the competition” as they say. This year we made an extra trip down to Cambridge and checked out the Guernsey County Court House.
On the way back we stopped in Gnadenhutten and saw the Blickensderfer Family Christmas display.
We spent a second evening, earlier this week to go and visit smaller local displays here in Stark county as well. One of the displays that stood out to us here was the Barthels Garden Center in North Canton.
If you are in the area, we highly recommend visiting these displays, they are very well put together, and we had a great time visiting them.