I’m really sorry to say this, especially as many of you will be celebrating Thanksiving today but, (don’t choke on your turkey) Christmas is getting close. I don’t know how it happened either, but like it or not, that season of joy and peace to all mankind is once again upon us. I know that Christmas is getting close, because I’m forced to listen to tinny Christmas music and am visually assaulted by huge Christmas decorations every time I go to the supermarket. (Really, though, who needs a 7 foot nutcracker statue?)
There’s even a Father Christmas (that’s what we Brits call your Santa Claus) standing in the foyer of the building we work in, who shouts and sings at you as you walk in. That’s right: every time someone walks past, or even moves near this plastic, electronic, red and white clad monster, it triggers another cheery Christmas greeting. The man who sits at the desk in the entrance already has a defeated look, and it’s only been there a week. I’m concerned that he might not last ‘til Christmas.
And if you’re not going home for Christmas, you may be feeling a tad sorry for yourself. This year, you may well spend Christmas munching down on paneton instead of a fat fruit cake drowned in sherry; you may be sweating in shorts and t-shirt and lathering yourself in sun cream instead of wearing everything you’ve got to leave the house, but one way you can get into the Christmas spirit is to go to one (or all, if you’re really struggling to get your Christmas on!) of the following Christmas events coming up that we have handpicked for you.
Everyone is having a bazaar this year. There’s the Good Shepherd church’s bazaar this Saturday, Nov. 30, the Boy Scout’s bazaar on Friday, Dec. 6, and the Union Church of Lima’s Family Christmas Fair on Saturday, Dec. 7.
If bazaars aren’t your thing (or if memories of Black Fridays past makes the idea of buying things so soon after Thanksgiving more than you can bear), why not go for some light musical and comical entertainment in the shape of The Good Companion drama group’s pantomime: Little Miss Muffet next Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6 and 7? And, if you want to go for a healithier option _and_ support a super good cause all at the same time, get involved in the AVOLDINSN’s Christmas run on Dec. 8.
*Do you know of something Christmassy going on in Peru? Let us know by emailing us at editor@peruthisweek or adding it to our Events calendar
Happy Chri…., er Thanksgiving!Christmas is round the corner. Try out one of these fun Christmas activities, all going on in Lima!