All year I wait for a little winter festival called December Nights here in San Diego. It's only two days long, but features all my favorite things in one go: pretty lights, gorgeous buildings, international foods and spirits, free museum entry, and a city feel.
BUT SERIOUSLY, LOOK AT THOSE LIGHTS:
By far, my favorite part of the festival is the international village section (big freakin' surprise). I forgot to take a picture of the House of Turkey with their delicious doner kebabs, but I did take a couple snapshots of the International Spirits section.
Two glorious words: Swedish Glogg. What is that, you ask? Essentially, mulled wine with a kick of brandy. That'll make all the scrooges jolly!
Above: Me savouring every last drop of my glogg. Below: other options of alcohol from around the world (here, it's India).
Obviously, the best thing about these sorts of festivals is meeting up with friends and soaking up the happy atmosphere.
Emiliano practicing his "London Look."
Above: I asked the parents of this adorable child if I could take a picture of their son. They got him to pose for me ;)
Honestly, I could have taken TEN BAZILLION more pictures of the festival, but I got too busy with my second glogg and good conversation. December Nights is always the first weekend of December...so if you happen to be in Southern California, drop by!