The holiday season is here and most of us are rushing around buying gifts, baking, cooking and decorating. With so much to do, it may be difficult to find the time to enjoy all the activities and events available, but it's worth it.
Since the Holiday Dazzle Parade the day after Thanksgiving, it seems as though something has been going on every weekend. Although many of the events have already passed, there are still plenty of things to do to take a break from all the bustle and simply enjoy. It's part of what makes the season so special.
Jamestown College is presenting "Light of Light Eternal," an original and special Christmas concert, starting at 7:30 tonight at St. James Basilica. It will be presented Saturday at the same time and at 2 p.m. Sunday. That's bound to be a pleasant and uplifting experience for concert goers.
On the lighter side, the Opera House in New Rockford has a musical comedy on stage every weekend through Dec. 30 to entertain area residents. That's a surefire way to get into a happy mood for the holiday.
The Jamestown Middle School Band is presenting its Christmas concert Tuesday in the gym. That, too, will get the audience into the spirit of the season.
If you're shopping at Buffalo Mall take a half hour to enjoy the Holiday Enchantment Light Show. It's a fascinating combination of lights, music and characters.
And don't forget to take a nice drive through Christmas in the Park in McElroy Park. Seeing the many lighted displays while listening to holiday music playing on the radio is a pleasant way to take a break. The money Sertoma takes in goes to several charitable causes in the community.
The churches in the area generally have programs, concerts and plays as well during this season. It's another way to lift your spirits and holiday mood. For many, it's the perfect way to rediscover the meaning of Christmas.
And last, but not least, when you're feeling harried and there's nothing happening, it's time to walk or drive around town to see the displays and decorations with which residents have adorned their homes. That will surely lift your spirits and have you humming holiday tunes.
(Editorials are the opinion of Jamestown Sun management and the newspaper's editorial board)